I have a 1 TB WD Mybook. I have tried to format this drive using right click only to get an error message.
After reading a few posts I tried to format using Windows Computer Management and a full format - This has taken a few days and now got to 99%. But it has been at 99% for 2 days and I think that it has stopped.
Do you have any idea if this is normal or what to do? I know it should take a long time to do a full format but the progress has stopped.
Click cancel? Yes you must, but with no regrets. Just make sure you are operating on the right drive using the program I supplied. I'm not so sure it will protect your boot drive if it is selected for partitioning and formatting. It very well may issue a warning that there is data on the drive you do want to work on, just click 'erase' and let it do it's thing.
Good luck, and please report back on how it went for you.
I've just got back from work and followed your link. Must I install some software to download this file? Is there not another location to download direct from a website?
I'm in Italy and so the link comes up in italian so I am unable to understand the site fully. I'm not keen on syncing to anything. Could you give me the full file name so I can search for it else where?
and... yes to cancel I would have to right click on the drive in computer management and select " cancel formatting".