Format bad partition Tags: Partition Format Windows XP Storage Last response: October 9, 2009 7:40 AM in Storage Share ericspencer October 7, 2009 2:57:07 AM windows xp will not 'see' a bad external partition. I wish to just re-format same. More about : format bad partition evongugg a b G Storage October 7, 2009 1:25:12 PM Welcome to the forums! Take the disk out of the enclosure, hook it up to a computer and partition and format it. Buy a new enclosure. Newegg and other stores sell them. m 0 l foxy_roxy October 9, 2009 7:40:35 AM Boot the computer [with the "bad" hard drive connected to it ] from a Linux Live CD like Parted Magic. It is free and you can download it from http://partedmagic.com/ See if you can format the external hard disk this way....If you can problem solved if not follow Evongugg's post.... m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedCannot find windows partition with GRUB from Linux Format. Forum SolvedHDD Shows in Bios, sort of shows in Windows 7, can't format, partition, or install OS. Forum SolvedCan I just format Partition with Ubuntu? Forum SolvedI can't Format/Delete a Partition! Forum SolvedCannot format the first created partition on HDD and cannot install OS Forum SolvedWindows 7 cannot install to partition of the gpt format Forum SolvedWindows could not format a partition and bootmgr not found - Windows 7 Installation issues Forum SolvedRAW HDD partition unformattable, no need to recover data just format. Forum SolvedDual booted Windows 7 (first install) and Windows 8 on SSD. Can I simply format Windows 7 partition? Forum SolvedDo you have to format and partition a hard drive on a reinstalled operating system Forum SolvedI can't format and so my partition! Forum Partition can't be accessed, need to format? but I can see it from old boot drive Forum SolvedWindows 8 format partition problems Forum Unable to format D: it says "windows cannot format system partition on this disk" Forum SolvedHow to format SSD into a separate partition? Forum SolvedBest way to format/partition an SSD (performance & wear-leveling) Forum I have windows xp installed on local disk c and win7 on local disc d i want to format the partition containing windows xp Forum HELP! Quick Format 3TB drive's 746GB (split to 2TB and 746GB)-Partition info GONE Forum Windows 8.1Windows could not format a partition on disk 0 Forum SolvedHow do you format or partition a HDD without an OS? Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !