Hard drive only formats to 70%

Hello, im trying to formatt my 2tb seagate hard drive, and when it gets to about 70% complete it wont progress any more? is the drive broken or is there a simple explanation? thanks russell
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  1. Hello russelllee7877,

    Welcome to Forums!!

    Try to format with a different tool.
    1. Partition Tool
    2. Parted Magic

    There are so many other tools too.
  2. What is the operating system? Older versions will not recognize that size.
  3. Try a comprehensive SMART diagnostic. Look for reallocated, pending, or uncorrectable sectors.

    HD Sentinel (DOS / Windows / Linux):
    http://www.hdsentinel.com/

    HDDScan for Windows:
    http://hddscan.com/

    See this article for SMART info:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S.M.A.R.T.
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