Unable to format my hard disk.

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Hi I have a Seagate 40G Hard Disk. Bought before 3 years. I tried formatting the disk using >FORMAT C: command. During formatting, it reported that the disk has some bad sectors. Thereafter, it took a very long,only to terminate formatting abrupttly at 71% jus saying 'format terminated'. I Tried it again. It stopped evern sooner. I tried to a FDISK and then try formatting again. This time, it did not even start the FDISK operation. Should i have to forget the disk, once for all?

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I would download Seagate’s latest diagnostic tool from their website. It builds a floppy boot diagnostic disk–then you can test the hard drive and have some confidence on whether the disk is bad or not. The test does not need the drive to be formatted in order to run. My guess is that the drive is toast and should be discarded.

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In the case of your hard disk drive, you cannot really format it if it has bad sectors. Bad sectors are unrecoverable damage in some areas of your computer hard disk drive. Make sure that your hard disk drive is working properly without bad sectors to continue formatting.

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  • Subhendu Sen
    You can try to do low level format, if this won't work, you can try with 3rd party software / tool like free partition manager to achieve this. However, this is not 100% guaranteed, but increase its working capacity.
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