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Windows 7: Partition format error

09 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate 32bit
Partition format error

I created a 20gb partition on my external hard drive and no longer require the partition. It is currently unallocated space so I want to format it into NFTS. Using computer management the partition was selected and and I went through the steps to format but i keep on getting an error message saying there is not enough space on the disk to complete this operation. I have tried googling the problem but nothing relevant has come up. Do you have any idea why this is happening.

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09 May 2011   #2

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Vista x64 / 7 X64

Did you try rescan disks in disk management?

What other volumes do you have on the external drive.

Posting a disk management screenshot will help.
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