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15-08-2012, 11:43 PM
Hi all any tips on formating a spare 160gb HDD have tried under win7 seem to be stuck at 80& complete. Using NTFS file allocation size set to default.
It just a spare i was going to use as a backup drive TIA Wayne

16-08-2012, 08:24 AM
Stalling is a sign of problems, try running a full scandisk check on it.
You could delete the partition in disk manager and repartition it into halves then format each - if one works and the other doesn't then there's likely a physical defect on the drive and at that size it's probably not worth keeping.

16-08-2012, 09:21 AM
Thanks most likey more trouble than it worth, think i will biff it out.