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Windows 7: Cannot initialize or format new hd

04 Jul 2015   #1
johnnygood

Win 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Cannot initialize or format new hd

I successfully installed a hard drive in my win 7 pc and it is recognized but when I right click and select format it says that the the drive is in use and cannot be formatted. When I tried to go into computer mgmt and right clicked on it the option for partition is greyed out. Please help me get this drive up and running!


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04 Jul 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Screenshot of Disk Management please as described here - Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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You can try Partition Wizard free, create the bootable media from within the program and boot with it to format/initialize new HDD.
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