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Windows 7: lost power during full format - is the drive okay?

23 Jun 2015   #1
tgfyhre

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 
lost power during full format - is the drive okay?

I lost power this morning during a full format on a new internal hard drive (mechanical, not SSD). It went into either sleep or hibernation due to my UPS battery failing, and then resumed full format after my PC restarted. I feared the interruption may have affected the full format, so I cancelled the full format around 23%, deleted the partition back to unallocated, and re-initialized the drive and started a fresh full format. The full format completed this afternoon, and Crystal Disk Info shows no allocated sectors.

Should the drive be okay? I was scared when it lost power in the middle of the format because I didn't know what damage that could do.


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23 Jun 2015   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, usually it'll be fine. When that happens, you may have to perform a clean command if deleting the partition doesn't work, and then start over with the format.
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23 Jun 2015   #3
tgfyhre

Windows 7 32bit Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Yeah, usually it'll be fine. When that happens, you may have to perform a clean command if deleting the partition doesn't work, and then start over with the format.
Thank you. Deleting the partition went fine - it immediately showed the drive as being unallocated, and I created a new partition and ran a fresh full format and it completed without issue.
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23 Jun 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Great news.
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