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Windows 7: Hard Drive says formatting - doesn't show percentage completed

23 Apr 2012   #1
jagooch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Hard Drive says formatting - doesn't show percentage completed

I'm formatting a hardware raid5 drive using the drive management mmc snap-in, and it's taking forever. What is making matters worse is that it doesn't show the percentage completed, it just says "ntfs, formatting" on the screen.

Is there a command line or other tool to show me how far along the formatting is as a percentage? like 2% complete, 50% complete, and so on.


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23 Apr 2012   #2
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Not that I know of, but if you are doing a so called "full format", it can take 3 hours or so on a 1 TB drive, if I recall correctly.
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24 Apr 2012   #3
jagooch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It is taking forever on 2TB , I started it 28hours ago. Grrr.
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24 Apr 2012   #4
windude99

Windows 7 Professional x64 Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jagooch View Post
It is taking forever on 2TB , I started it 28hours ago. Grrr.
Just let it run. It shouldn't take mre than a day at this point. If it runs too long, it may be an indication of a bad hard drive.
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24 Apr 2012   #5
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

software raid5 or hardware raid5?
Do you see disk lights flashing all the time, so you know know there's a lot of activity?
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24 Apr 2012   #6
jagooch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

It finally finished while I was asleep. I wonder why it didn't give me any status updates? Anyways, I'm copying about 1TB to it now, it should finish while I'm at work.

PS the system is an old Athlon XP on Abit Kr7 motherboard.
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