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Windows 7: cant format my parition drive

23 Jan 2010   #1

windows 7 ultimate
cant format my parition drive

hello everyone, im new o this forum, today i got a copy of windows 7 ultimate and a 500gig hdd, i partitioned the hard drive in 2 parts a 100gig and a 400gig partition, the 100gig part is working fine when i had it formatted, but the 400gig partition doesnt seem to want to format, i tried disk managment, dos, windows xp set up format, windows 7 setup format, and they cancel right away or they start the format takes about 2 hours and at the very end crashes and says it wasnt able to partition the drive, does any1 have any ideas as to what this cause is?

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23 Jan 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional x64


First, are you selecting a quick format?

Second, could you please post a screenshot of Disk Management for us?

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24 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 64 bit build 7600

make sure your copy of windows isn't installed on that second partition. If you want to force it to format (not recommended) You may boot from a windows installation dvd and use the disk options from there. My guess is that that partition is actively being used by windows.
However, you should still post a screenshot of disk management.
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24 Jan 2010   #4

windows 7 ultimate

I was actually able to solve it I had to delete the partition again for some unknown reason then I did a format again which worked but thank you all for ur help
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