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Windows 7: How can I formt a WD20EZRX taken from a NAS drive?

5 Days Ago   #1
warmbells

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How can I formt a WD20EZRX taken from a NAS drive?

Hi,
I had a NAS enclosure which failed due to a problem with the interface board. I managed to retrieve the data from the drive to a spare drive. I would now like to use the WD20EZRX as a spare or in a USB enclosure. I have tried to format it via Computer Management, Storage, where it is seen as a basic partition with raw data. Each time I try it says it is formating then after quite a long period of time it says 'format could not be completed'.

Any ideas as to what I can try next?

thanks,
Gerald


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5 Days Ago   #2
HAVOC

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Do this first then format it.

Disk - Clean and Clean All with Diskpart Command
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4 Days Ago   #3
warmbells

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

Thanks for the reply, tried that this morning. Unfortunately after running the clean command the disk is no longer visible.

Gerald
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4 Days Ago   #4
Megahertz07

Windows 7 HP 64
 
 

Is it a Legacy MBR or UEFI GPT drive?
Try to install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free - Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
Some NAS devices use Linux OS so you have to low format fist
Delete all partitions - Create new - Format NTFS
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4 Days Ago   #5
warmbells

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Megahertz07 View Post
Is it a Legacy MBR or UEFI GPT drive?
Try to install MiniTool Partition Wizard Free - Best Free Partition Manager for Windows | MiniTool Partition Free
Some NAS devices use Linux OS so you have to low format fist
Delete all partitions - Create new - Format NTFS
Thanks for all you help, I managed to get a partition on the drive and format it, but when I came to do a check on the disk it showed all the sectors were bad.
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