Windows 10: Cannot format brand new HDD

  1.    25 Nov 2015 #1

    Cannot format brand new HDD


    Purchased a WD 6TB Blue yesterday, ran disk management and created one partition using NTFS. Formatted and did its thing but it just displays the total size of the partition with RAW next to it. Tried reformatting again to NTFS but I get the error; "The format did not complete successfully".

    Deleted the partition and tried to create a 2TB partition out of the drive with the exact same scenario happening again. Tried swapping between GPT and MBR with no success. Also tried a different SATA port with a different cable and same thing.

    Ran Windows error checking and WD LifeGuard on Extended Test over night and both came back with no errors.

    Ran Disk Part in cmd, after entering in clean i get the error; "DiskPart has encountered an error: The device is not connected. See the System Event Log for more information."

    Code:
    Log Name:      System
    Source:        VDS Basic Provider
    Date:          26/11/2015 11:38:34 AM
    Event ID:      5
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      Tims
    Description:
    Cannot zero sectors on disk \\?\PhysicalDrive0. Error code: 48F@0101000F
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="VDS Basic Provider" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="49664">5</EventID>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-11-26T01:08:34.673563300Z" />
        <EventRecordID>6945</EventRecordID>
        <Channel>System</Channel>
        <Computer>Tims</Computer>
        <Security />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data>\\?\PhysicalDrive0</Data>
        <Data>48F@0101000F</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Is there anything else I can try or is it just a dead HD?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    26 Nov 2015 #2

    Timbo said: View Post
    Purchased a WD 6TB Blue yesterday, ran disk management and created one partition using NTFS. Formatted and did its thing but it just displays the total size of the partition with RAW next to it. Tried reformatting again to NTFS but I get the error; "The format did not complete successfully".

    Deleted the partition and tried to create a 2TB partition out of the drive with the exact same scenario happening again. Tried swapping between GPT and MBR with no success. Also tried a different SATA port with a different cable and same thing.

    Ran Windows error checking and WD LifeGuard on Extended Test over night and both came back with no errors.

    Ran Disk Part in cmd, after entering in clean i get the error; "DiskPart has encountered an error: The device is not connected. See the System Event Log for more information."

    Code:
    Log Name:      System
    Source:        VDS Basic Provider
    Date:          26/11/2015 11:38:34 AM
    Event ID:      5
    Task Category: None
    Level:         Error
    Keywords:      Classic
    User:          N/A
    Computer:      Tims
    Description:
    Cannot zero sectors on disk \\?\PhysicalDrive0. Error code: 48F@0101000F
    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
      <System>
        <Provider Name="VDS Basic Provider" />
        <EventID Qualifiers="49664">5</EventID>
        <Level>2</Level>
        <Task>0</Task>
        <Keywords>0x80000000000000</Keywords>
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2015-11-26T01:08:34.673563300Z" />
        <EventRecordID>6945</EventRecordID>
        <Channel>System</Channel>
        <Computer>Tims</Computer>
        <Security />
      </System>
      <EventData>
        <Data>\\?\PhysicalDrive0</Data>
        <Data>48F@0101000F</Data>
      </EventData>
    </Event>

    Is there anything else I can try or is it just a dead HD?
    Hi there
    You have to make it a GPT Disk -- then it will format OK if the HDD is not broken.

    You can do it with command prompt (as administrator).

    The Max size a non GPT HDD can be is (I think) 3TB. Your 6TB HDD will format easily once you've converted it to GPT.

    If it still doesn't work then you've probably got a defective HDD.

    You could try this

    download any LINUX live distro on to say a USB drive - then try and install on the new HDD. If it formats and installs you can wipe it again and re-format for windows.

    even if you've never run Linux you can simply stop the whole process once the HDD has been partitioned by the install process. Simply then re-boot windows and re-format.

    Cheers
    jimbo
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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