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Windows 7: Samsung 1.5TB external HDD;windows could not complete format

21 May 2012   #1
baivy

windows xp x64
 
 
Samsung 1.5TB external HDD;windows could not complete format

I am trying to format my 1.5Tb Samsung external HDD using Windows XP X64.I tried using port E and F.Formatting goes on for upto 7 hours,progress bar gets to end and I get the 'can't complete format' message.I am a computing dummy,pliz help me with clear information on how to get this done correctly and successfuly.


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21 May 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

How are you accessing the format command?

Are you simply finding the drive in Windows Explorer, right clicking its drive letter, and choosing format?

Is this a brand new drive?

If not, what is currently on it---just personal data of some type?
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21 May 2012   #3
Sir George

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by baivy View Post
I am trying to format my 1.5Tb Samsung external HDD using Windows XP X64.I tried using port E and F.Formatting goes on for upto 7 hours,progress bar gets to end and I get the 'can't complete format' message.I am a computing dummy,pliz help me with clear information on how to get this done correctly and successfuly.
This is a Windows 7 forum, but I believe using MiniTool Partition Wizard will help with the problem.

Download from the following;

Best Free Partition Manager Freeware and free partition magic for Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows Vista and Windows XP 32 bit & 64 bit. MiniTool Free Partition Manager Software Home Edition.

They have video tutorials that will assist you with instructions on how to format. See the following link;

How to Format Partition with partition magic? Partition Wizard Format Partition Video Help.

HTH
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21 May 2012   #4
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Can I ask why you are doing a full format? A quick format would be faster....
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22 May 2012   #5
baivy

windows xp x64
 
 
yes

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
How are you accessing the format command?

Are you simply finding the drive in Windows Explorer, right clicking its drive letter, and choosing format?

Is this a brand new drive?

If not, what is currently on it---just personal data of some type?
Yes I'm simply finding the drive in explorer.its new but I had put on a few media files that I deleted before starting th formatting.what should I do now?
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22 May 2012   #6
baivy

windows xp x64
 
 

es I'm simply finding the drive in explorer.its new but I had put on a few media files that I deleted before starting th formatting.what should I do now?
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22 May 2012   #7
baivy

windows xp x64
 
 
which drive should I use

Which drive shld I use,where shld I get the format command?what shld I get right when I begin the quick format?
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