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Windows 7: Can't format external HD

29 Jul 2013   #1

Windows 7 HP 64 bit
Can't format external HD

I have a WD "Passport" 1TB external HD which I can't seem to format from exFAT to NTFS.

In computer management I get the error "The format did not complete successfully"

If I try to clean in DISKPART I get the error "The system cannot find the file specified. See the Event Log for more information."

DISKPART doesn't seem to recognize the size of the drive, but lists it as 0 B. But in Computer Management it is recognized as 931.49 GB RAW, however checking the properties says there is 0 bytes free space.

What can I do to format to NTFS?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Jul 2013   #2

Windows 7 HP 64 bit

Very strange, unplugged and replugged a couple of times and now it recognizes the drive, formatted to NTFS successful!

Solved I guess lol
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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