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external hard drive not formated

By touqeer104 ·
i have sony external hard 500 gb.when i format this drive error message display that window unable to format.when i delet any item error message display that specified not exist.and item deletd but when i reset the device that item exist again.

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So have you tested the drive with it's makers Testing Utility?

by HAL 9000 Moderator In reply to external hard drive not f ...

It's possible that the HDD inside the enclosure is failing or already failed or that the Circuity between the case and HDD has failed.

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yes i try with its own utility

by touqeer104 In reply to So have you tested the dr ...

when i copy the data from this hard copy starts and after 10 or 15 sec copy stop and after some time it starts again for remaining copy

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write permissions?

by r_widell In reply to external hard drive not f ...

Have you ever been able to write to this drive from this computer and account?

Is it currently formatted as FAT32 or NTFS?

It sounds like it may just be the the ACL is such that you're not currently permitted to write to this drive.

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yes

by touqeer104 In reply to write permissions?

yes try from different pcs but same problem exist.

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You can try alternative mthord of hard drive frmative

by tanyagarg In reply to external hard drive not f ...

You can try given alternative methods to format your hard drive. I hope these will work for you.
http://www.wikihow.com/Format-a-Hard-Drive

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Formet hard drive

by macwong In reply to external hard drive not f ...

Take the help from http://www.wikihow.com/Format-a-Hard-Drive. I am sure this will help to over come this hard drive problem. I follow it once by myself that's why suggesting you too.

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