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Windows 7: Hard drive wont let me format !

15 Jun 2015   #1
ambokes

Windows 8 x64
 
 
Hard drive wont let me format !

Hello , i have 1 ssd for running windows and 1 hdd for storage/games and i wanna format my hdd but it wont let me , When i try to format through My Computer i get this error ' Windows was unable to complete format'
And when i checked at disk management there was no format option available there , as you can see here :Gyazo - 5f48f8aa5f52803f57a85e72af69d66f.gif

And this is a screenshot of how my disk management looks like :Gyazo - 7601c6ed1846374ff77e73506a1ef5f8.png

Any solution for that ?


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15 Jun 2015   #2
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

Looks like the SSD may not have been formatted correctly. In Windows 7 you should have two partitions on the SSD drive. It looks like one of the needed partitions is still on the drive you want to format.

Here is what my system looks like. Disk 0 is a 500GB SSD and two partitions for Win 7. Disk 1 is an SSD for Win 8.1 and Disk 2 is a 1TB Hard drive.


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15 Jun 2015   #3
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Seems your bootmgr is on F (system tag), use EasyBCD to move bootmgr to C. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Set F paging file to "No paging file".: Computer - Properties - Advanced System Settings - Performance Settings - Advanced - Change

Set F inactive:
- run cmd as elevated (as admin) and enter the following
- diskpart
- list disk (make sure the correct one - should be 0, check size)
- select disk # (# as listed above)
- list part
- inactive

Try deleting now
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15 Jun 2015   #4
ambokes

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by GokAy View Post
Seems your bootmgr is on F (system tag), use EasyBCD to move bootmgr to C. Bootmgr - Move to C:\ with EasyBCD

Set F paging file to "No paging file".: Computer - Properties - Advanced System Settings - Performance Settings - Advanced - Change

Set F inactive:
- run cmd as elevated (as admin) and enter the following
- diskpart
- list disk (make sure the correct one - should be 0, check size)
- select disk # (# as listed above)
- list part
- inactive

Try deleting now
Hmm looks like theres problem when try to inactive the disk , The first part worked great , my F disk is no more System , but now even though i can click the format option i am still not able to format .
Heres some screenshots:


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15 Jun 2015   #5
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

Please use this tutorial by Brink to post screen shots so we all can see them.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
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15 Jun 2015   #6
ambokes

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Layback Bear View Post
Please use this tutorial by Brink to post screen shots so we all can see them.

Screenshots and Files - Upload and Post in Seven Forums
Ty i have now edited previous post where you can now see the screenshots
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15 Jun 2015   #7
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Are you trying to make Partition 1 inactive?

From that list of commands, it looks to me like you'd have to do a "select partition 1" and then simply "inactive" after the selection of partition 1 is acknowledged.

You did a "list part", but not a "select partition 1".
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15 Jun 2015   #8
ambokes

Windows 8 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
Are you trying to make Partition 1 inactive?

From that list of commands, it looks to me like you'd have to do a "select partition 1" and then simply "inactive" after the selection of partition 1 is acknowledged.

You did a "list part", but not a "select partition 1".
You were right , my F drive is now inactive but i still cannot format , i get the same error


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15 Jun 2015   #9
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

F still has the page file.

Why?

Look at the beginning of post 3 in this thread from GoKay; put the page file on C. Then see if you have better luck.
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15 Jun 2015   #10
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

The disc 1 should be moved to be disc 0. Changing sata ports should do this for you.
Verify your boot order in bios after changing sata ports.

Page files should be on the C partition and of course in your setup, only C should be active.

Your system specs show W8. Is that correct?
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