Hello. I'm trying to format one of my two hard drives in NTFS with Windows 7 64-bit, but I receive the error message:
Windows was unable to complete the format.
I installed a new 1TB SATA drive yesterday along with a 120GB HDD (IDE) which I already had. After installing Windows 7 on the new 1TB and backing up all of my AppData and documents from my original 120GB, I tried to reformat the old disk and received this error.
Since the installation of Windows 7 on the 1TB, I also changed the drive letters of both disks and did so in both of the installed operating systems. They do not match each other. This is what I fear may be the cause of the problem.
On a side note, I ran "chkdsk" in the cmd and received:
Access Denied as you do not have suffficient privileges.
You have to invoke this utility running in elevated mode.
I'm guessing this means I have to run the cmd in an administator mode somehow? My account is an administrator, but I don't know how to run the cmd this way, so could someone explain to me how to do this?
Anyway if anyone knows how I can fix this, I'd really appreciate some help! Thanks.