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Cant format hard drive

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October 17, 2011 6:54:03 AM

try to format seagate 2tb but keeps stopping at 54% any ideas i'm running vista home basic

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October 17, 2011 11:03:38 AM

try to check if it's in working order using seatools

if it passes, try formatting using diskpart (and becareful)
first select disk 1 (or whatever number, see list disk)
then clean
followed by create partition primary
and select partition 1
followed by format fs=ntfs

if that fails too, you might have a bad disk or os
October 18, 2011 6:59:30 AM

thanks tried all that and also tried seagate diskwizard but nothing i think the drive might be faulty.
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October 18, 2011 11:12:27 AM

Try to run command in cmd (command prompt) as "chkdsk drive or partition name like c: , d: , etc..".
then, type "format partition or drive name like c: drive, d:D rive,etc..


>chkdsk h: <enter>
>format h: <enter>


October 18, 2011 11:18:21 AM

If you have a bootable windows disc, any windows disc, try formatting through that.
First, boot from cd/dvd.
When the installation shows you the partitions, click on the drive/partition you wanted to format, and hit 'Format'.
It'll do the trick..!