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unable to format 500Gb Toshiba external hard drive


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roldzapata

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Hi I have a external hard drive toshiba canvio 500Gb and I'm having a problem formatting it. Every time i tried to format it windows will say unable to format. I tried also on the disk management but still no luck.
Can anyone help me out how to fix my hard drive. Thanks and more power...
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Do you get any other message or messages when you right click on the drive to format it ?
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No more other message, just windows was unable to complete the format.
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It is my opinion that the external drive is faulty which is the cause of it not formatting so you might as well throw it in the trash.
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I tried to format it using the XFAT file system and was able to complete the format without any interruptions. However i need it to be in NTFS file system because XP does not recognize it, would you think there is still a chance to use it in NTFS?
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Have a look at this Windows Update for XP.

http://www.microsoft...s.aspx?id=19364
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if hard drive can't be formatted by system, then there must be physical damage with it. you need to find a professional recovery center to get it repaired


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