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Windows 7: got an error at "clean" part of DISKPART

14 Jan 2012   #1
mathewss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
got an error at "clean" part of DISKPART

I got this error when trying to format my 4gb Kingston (DT101 G2)
please help if you can.

Code:
DISKPART> clean

DiskPart has encountered an error: The request could not be performed because of 
an I/O device error.
See the System Event Log for more information.

DISKPART>



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14 Jan 2012   #2
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Welcome to Seven Forums mathewss.
Did you check the Event log?
You can also go to Computer right the USB drive, Format, UNcheck Quick format, start and OK.
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14 Jan 2012   #3
mathewss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
event log?

srry but how would i check the event log?..

kinda of a nooby sort of with certain computer skills..
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14 Jan 2012   #4
mathewss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

I think this was the event log.. not sure because I restarted the computer once already but I think this is it..

Code:
The driver detected a controller error on \Device\Harddisk1\DR8.
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14 Jan 2012   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Sorry Matt, in the Start search type eventvwr and hit enter. In the viewer window's left pane click on Windows Logs to expand it the click System. The log will appear in the center pane. You'll be looking for RED circles for Errors and Critical. There will probably be several, all systems have them.
If you click one the details will be at the bottom. Use the Details and General tabs to find out more.

The one you posted seem to point to your Hard Drive, is it a SSD?
You also shoudl use an Elevated Cmd Prompt to run diskpart. Type cmd in Search, right click cmd.exe and Run as Administrator.
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15 Jan 2012   #6
mathewss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
found the information

okay I have re-done the whole process of low-level formatting and got to the clean step again and it still came up with the same error. I followed the information I was given to look at the event log and I believe this was the error I received.

Code:
Cannot zero sectors on disk \\?\PhysicalDrive1. Error code: \\?\PhysicalDrive1
my only question is this the right one?.. the source is VDS Basic Provider just curious if that is correct.

Also if any of you can provide more help with this information known.
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15 Jan 2012   #7
essenbe
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Enterprise X64
 
 

Try this. Open computer, go to your USB drive, right click it and select properties, in properties select the tools tab. Your first entry should be check this drive for errors and try that one, and check both boxes. It should look like this

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15 Jan 2012   #8
mathewss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
error checking

I did the error check and it just pops up with a information window like this:


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15 Jan 2012   #9
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Did you click yes to format it? What happened?
did the USB drive have some facory intalled encryption software on it? If so that may be the problem.
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16 Jan 2012   #10
mathewss

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Did you click yes to format it? What happened?
did the USB drive have some facory intalled encryption software on it? If so that may be the problem.
yes, i did click yes to format it. when it is formatting the progress bar doesn't move at all and seems as if it never is formatting. I waited like 10min or so and still no progress so I just canceled the format. Also there is no encryption software on the flash drive and it did not come with any, I'm sure of that.
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