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#1 biferibiferi

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 06:12 PM

I have win7 and a USB 500 GB SATA Hard Drive.

 

If I go to Format it I get the Format screen and the Box that says Fast Format if I have a check in it it Formats it and it works.

 

But if I take the Check out of Fast Format and go to Format it the Graph shows me it is being Formated but then it tells me Windows was unable to Format the Drive.  Please check to see if it is conected.

 

Why can I not Format the Drive without the check in Fast Format Box?



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 07:50 PM

When not doing quick format your instructing Windows to do full format which will test all sectors to find bad sectors there could be bad sectors which causing full format failing rare case, HDD could be failing use HDD manufacturer diagnostic tool to view health of the HDD and to replace bad sectors with spare good sectors.



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#3 biferibiferi

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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:30 PM

Is there a Free program that will test my Hard Drive to show me how many Bad Sectors I have?



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Posted 22 March 2015 - 09:46 PM

Very likely!  Either here under downloads, or, Windows Club downloads.  Both BC & WC offer lots of great utilities, most if not all are free.


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Posted 23 March 2015 - 09:31 AM

MiniTool Partion Manager.  The software is free, no malware, and has a disk surface test.  It works great!  Valuable tool to have for many purposes.
 


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Posted 30 March 2015 - 10:54 AM

This website has manufacture HD tools http://www.tacktech.com/display.cfm?ttid=287 Click on the appropriate manufacture


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