1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

ATA HDD Not Formatting correctly

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PreludingCorpse, Feb 15, 2007.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. PreludingCorpse

    PreludingCorpse Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Messages:
    42
    Got a brand new 40G ATA HDD and i formatted it NTFS everything to default.
    When i try to access it, it says drive is not formatted would you like to format it now?
    Format it again and again and it still says that. I also used the windows Vista Drive Options on installation to format it. still didn't work. any ideas?

    Thanks
     
  2. bearone2

    bearone2 Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2004
    Messages:
    5,809
    vista is new and you're a test pilot.

    if you do a search you'll find a post or 2 of other folks having various problems with vista.

    what worked with 2k/xp otta work on vista and i'm sure uncle bill will have an sp out b4 too long.
     
  3. PreludingCorpse

    PreludingCorpse Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Feb 10, 2007
    Messages:
    42
    im not using vista. i just used the vista install CD to format the drive. its a ATA drive on XP Pro
     
  4. Leec65

    Leec65

    Joined:
    Jan 11, 2007
    Messages:
    268
    if its a back up drive then go to safe mode then my computer right click and format it there
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/544481

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice