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USB Hard Drive will not format

Last response: in Storage
May 20, 2009 12:34:08 PM

OK, I've gone through Disk Management. My drive is listed, is shown as BASIC... it's a 250 Gb Maxtor hard drive, but Disk Management lists it as 2.0 Terabytes. It goes through the whole formatting process (without the disk's write light blinking even once), says it's formatting, and then the format reports as failed.

Now what?

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a b G Storage
May 20, 2009 3:06:32 PM

Delete the partition table, re-create it, then format.
May 20, 2009 9:00:24 PM

The partition table has been deleted, does not exist. There is no need to partition a 250 Gb drive, except that the computer sees it as a 2.0 Tb drive, which it is not.
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