WD 250GB IDE desktop HDD not working like it should

Hi,

I’ve bought a WD 250GB IDE desktop hard-drive for my PC 2 years ago…

And it started to slowdown a few months ago. I mean the slowdown happened during the file transfers which was strictly gradual. Even had file corruptions in that HDD… At one time it took me 5-10 minutes to move an Image (.jpg) file of 50Kb from one HDD to another when I was trying to make its backup.

So, I’ve decided to format it from Windows’ Disk Management. But it got stuck at 2% and just jammed over there forever during the formatting process.

I’ve even tried different softwares to format the drive but no luck…

What should I do now? I don’t care about the data since it ain’t important but I need it to be formatted at 100%.

Thanks…

Write zeroes to the drive with the Western Digital DLG application, you can download this tool from www.wdc.com