Question about Hitachi 500GB 7200RPM 16MB BUFFER SERIAL ATA II/300, 3.5INCH, 8.8MS SEEK, DESKSTAR P7K50 500 GB Hard Drive
I've recently bought a new 500GB HDD, built it in my PC, turned it on and tried to format it to NTFS with the windows utility. To no avail...
When it reaches 100% I get a very self-explanatory error: "Format not completed." is all it says.
I then tried PartitionMagic 8.0, tried formatting the whole disk NTFS, also tried formatting only part of it, I got an error 514 or 517, and all that said was: "unknown error".
I then tried formatting FAT32, and got an error 11117. I have no clue to what this one means.
Anyway, I'm stuck here with a 500GB HDD I can't format, 've already been back to the store bought it, switched it, so it can't be the hardware...I've also been looking at other forums, there are people with the same problem, but no-one there posted a solution.
Thanks for the help already,
Hey, please try to diconnect and reconnect the CD/DVD drive and check if this works.. Some times installation is incomplete if the file skip during installation.....
Posted on Feb 18, 2009
The best partitioning is from windows xp setup disk , and also the best format .
Why get to format and loose all your files when you can backup your as many times as you can and keep them safe ?
I am using http://www.dmailer.com/dmailer-backup.html and i formatted my computer like 2 times in 1 year and it didn't taked more than 20 minutes to reinstal it and restore the backup
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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