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help installing new internal harddrive please


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#1 lunarelve

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:50 PM

hey guys, i just purchased a OEM hitachi 2TB internal harddrive and am trying to installing it on my computer with no success.  i alrady created a new partition for it, but everytime i try to do a NTFS quick format it gives me an error saying "the formatting did not complete successfully" and im not able to use the new harddrive...

advise please?

nm, thnx anyway guys it seems that the windows default formatting tool is not working. i used "Aomei Partition Assistant 3.0 Home Edition" and formatted the new drive fine, and now my computer is 2TB richer :D

any ideas on why the default formatting tool doesnt work though? i tried to use the device management tool

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 04:59 PM

You cannot format in device manager. You do it through Disk Management.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 06:10 PM

o yea thats wut i meant, disk management, not device management. it didnt work though, and when i used a third party formatting software like above mentioned it worked like a charm. would that be an indication of virus infection? or other software issues?

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 07:34 PM

I highly doubt an infection is the cause. It could just be windows misbehaving about formating drives in certain sizes. Windows won't let you format FAT32 in sizes large than 32GB, even though you can do it with third-party utilities.

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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:40 PM

Windows won't let you format FAT32 in sizes large than 32GB, even though you can do it with third-party utilities.


Glad I saw this. Given that memory is so cheap nowadays, and when replacing a hard-drive in my laptop last week, I couldn't even FIND a 250gb drive, (all were larger) this seems like a shortcoming of Windows that should be addressed.
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Posted 02 April 2011 - 10:49 PM

Microsoft addressed that issue a long time ago with the introduction of NTFS.

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