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Fantom Drive ntfs format does not complete

The computer recognizes my new G-Force Fantom Drive (500GB). It comes with FAT32 and has a readme file that says reformat to NTFS before using. So I did. The format proceeds nicely, but when the progress bar is done, a popup appears saying the format could not completed. What to do? (This is my 2nd FD to back up the first one which has been working for a year with no problems).

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Tried it again after closing all programs, and without touching the computer during the entire format process. The NTFS format completed OK, and everything is working right.

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