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Windows 7: wd elements 1023 1tb formatting

03 Nov 2013   #1
yuganz

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 
wd elements 1023 1tb formatting

hai, my friend ask me to format his external hdd, then i do a full format, while work in progress the pc was suddenly shutdown by itself. then i turn it on again, then i try to format it again but after two hours there is no progress. how can i fix it? is the shutdown ruined the hdd?


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04 Nov 2013   #2
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

A screen shot of the disk management would help and just how were you formatting it.

Personally I would wipe the drive with clean all or the Partition Wizard and the format it but it will take some time to do that
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command or
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. - see pic

PS That drive I marked is my C: drive and only an example make sure you pick the right drive


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04 Nov 2013   #3
yuganz

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

thanks for the reply.
i just do full format from disk management.
here is the screen shot

wd elements 1023 1tb formatting-untitled.png


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04 Nov 2013   #4
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

No probs mate if it doesn't go ok just do the clean or the wipe that way it positively gets rid of anything including that rotten software they always seem to bundle in.
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04 Nov 2013   #5
yuganz

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

ok, thanks i will try to wipe the hdd. but now i have a problem, i can't cancel the on going formatting. is it safe to force stop the formatting with unplug the hdd?.
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04 Nov 2013   #6
yuganz

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

i don't know what happen, but now the disk become read only and the data still there.
is there a way to make it normal (not read only).
here is the screenshot.
wd elements 1023 1tb formatting-22.png
wd elements 1023 1tb formatting-23.png

note : i can't safely remove the disk.


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04 Nov 2013   #7
ICIT2LOL

Desk1 7 Home Prem / Desk2 10 Pro / Main lap Asus ROG 10 Pro 2 laptop Toshiba 7 Pro Asus P2520 7 & 10
 
 

Which wipe did you use yuganz? Whatever it was try the other method the clean all with DISKPART will work as long as you are sure you have no data on that drive you want.
Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command

then format it Partition or Volume - Create New I sue the whole disk for formatting so I just leave the total amount when that wizard comes up.

TIP this will take a long time to do as it is such a large drive personally I prefer two 500GB drives to one 1TB drive because a) if it goes south so does a lot of data and b) you have this problem of waiting so long to get the disk back to normal.

Its late now so I ma heading of but will check in tomorrow to see how things went

John
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04 Nov 2013   #8
yuganz

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

i can't do clean with diskpart,
wd elements 1023 1tb formatting-11.png
wd elements 1023 1tb formatting-cd.png
is there any other way to fix it?


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04 Nov 2013   #9
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Try formatting it with HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool 2.2.3 HP USB Disk Storage Format Tool Free Download

Right click on the exe file and Run as administrator.

Let us see what happens. ( Please remove all other external drives/pen drives so that you do not accidentally format the wrong drive.)
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