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Windows 7: Reformatting my External Hard Drive

21 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
 
 
Reformatting my External Hard Drive

I'm trying to reformat my dad's old 500 GB hard drive. The hard drive is a seagateSD. When i try to open it its really slow and takes like 5 minutes to open a file, so i decided to reformat it and lose the data. I tried to reformat it repeatedy using these settings(Picture Attached) but the bar won't move and eventually gives me this error(2nd Attached Photo) after the first time i went to my computer to retry but instead of the hard drive symbol it showed a NTFS and a white block with little colored things inside.

Thanks in advance for any help!



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21 Oct 2010   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Extursion View Post
I'm trying to reformat my dad's old 500 GB hard drive. The hard drive is a seagateSD. When i try to open it its really slow and takes like 5 minutes to open a file, so i decided to reformat it and lose the data. I tried to reformat it repeatedy using these settings(Picture Attached) but the bar won't move and eventually gives me this error(2nd Attached Photo) after the first time i went to my computer to retry but instead of the hard drive symbol it showed a NTFS and a white block with little colored things inside.

Thanks in advance for any help!
Go to seagate and download their HD diagnostic tool. Sounds like the HD is toast.


Ken J
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21 Oct 2010   #3

Black Label 7 x64
 
 

Big fan of killdisk. If that doesn't work then your drive indeed might be on its last legs.
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