Problem with formatting HDD


  1. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
       #1

    Problem with formatting HDD


    Hello, I have a problem with formatting HDD.

    I have 2 disks: SSD (C: with Windows) and HDD. I wanted to back up and format files from HDD. I did the slow format with the default settings of NTFS etc., but finally the message "Windows could not finish formatting" popped up. When trying to open the disk: "D: \ is not available.The request failed because of a critical hardware error. "
    I noticed that the file system has changed to RAW, but I don't know how to change to NTFS.
    I can't format it second time, errors pop up.

    I would be very grateful for help.
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  2. Posts : 812
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #2
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  3. Posts : 6,971
    windows 10
       #3

    Raw means it had no paritions try creating a partition then format
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    It worked, thank you very much!

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    Samuria said:
    Raw means it had no paritions try creating a partition then format
    Thank you for the info.
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  5. Posts : 625
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2 x64
       #5

    "Raw" means a corrupted drive or unknown FS, such as a Linux partition. I suggest that you reconnect your drive and try again.
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  6. Posts : 812
    Windows 10 Professional x64 21H2
       #6

    AleksandraLx said:
    It worked, thank you very much!
    You are most Welcome.
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