Hard Drive Format Tags: Hard Drives Format Read Only External Hard Drive Storage Last response: February 25, 2013 3:51 AM in Storage Share Agapewave February 25, 2013 2:03:56 AM I am trying to format an external hard drive that says it is read only or says nothing at all. It does not respond to traditional formatting programs. Is there any way to force it to format? More about : hard drive format hang-the-9 a c 107 G Storage February 25, 2013 3:51:36 AM I'd say your drive is dead. Try taking it out of the enclosure and connect it directly to a computer, see if it shows up OK in the disk manager. If you can't enable it and format it there, throw it out. m 0 l Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources SolvedUnable To Format A 3.5" Hard Drive Forum SolvedHow can I format my vista hard drive so I can do clean install of win7 Forum SolvedHard drive was failing, did a format fix it? Forum SolvedFormat a Ubuntu Hard Drive on Windows 7? Forum SolvedHard drive format unallocated space Forum SolvedFormat Failed - Cannot Access Hard Drive Now - HELP! Forum SolvedExternal Hard Drive Crc , Readonly , Raw Format Error Forum Solvedshould I format an old hard drive when i add it to new computer Forum Solvednew hard drive failing to format Forum SolvedHow to active/format? Hard drive so I can save stuff to it from this screen? Forum Solvedhow can i format my hard drive before i install a oem windows 7 Forum SolvedHow to format hard drive without losing it Forum SolvedCant format Hard drive? Forum SolvedHow to format rest of my hard drive? Forum SolvedHard drive is working fine after low level format Forum SolvedWill I have to format hard drive? Forum Solvedcan't reformat a hard drive with the format I need. Forum SolvedWhat's the best way to completely format a hard drive without causing damage? Forum SolvedCan't format my secondary hard drive Forum SolvedHow do I fully format my laptop hard drive windows 8.1 without bootable disk Forum More resources Read discussions in other Storage categories Hard Drives DVD Drives DVD Writers Optical Media Flash Media NAS/RAID SSD Western Digital !