Windows could not complete format

 just got myself a new 2tb caviar green hard driver for my desktop computer.

And when I go to format it in computer management it says the format did not complete successfully, I have also tried it using my computer.

My operating system is windows vista 32 bit

hi, are you trying to use this hdd as a secundary?

yes i am.

i have also checked device manager, and that says it is working fine

below is what i got on computer management (the hitachi) drive is an external drive

c drive is my main hard drive

d: is just a backup partition on the c drive screenshot.png

using the western digital data lifeguard diagnostics on the drive and it has stopped here


Managed to sort it in the end. I used EASEUS Partition Master free edition, and that worked perfectly.

And formatted the hard drive almost straight away.

What problem was it?

Have you checked to see if the entire drive is REALLY there.  I went through about the same thing, EASEUS says it’s all good, but when I start to fill it up with movies I top out at 1TB.  I’m still struggling.