I started formatting my hard disc yesterday at 20:00. It is still running but sooo slow. Now is at 9%. I know that my hard disk is damaged so i suppose that it need a lot of time to format, but 14 hours for 9% is unbelievable for me. What can I do? Can I cancel formatting and try to install another OS, maybe Linux? Now I am trying to install Windows XP SP 3.
I want to partition and format my 3TB wdbacw0030hnk-01 western digital external hard drive. I want to partition the drive to at least 2 partitions, one being 500gb (512,000 MB) and the rest to 2TB (2,048,000 MB). I want the 500 GB partition formatted to Fat32, if not both partitions. I am running windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit. How do i do this, and what software can i use.
My hard drive was NTFS and ubuntu *11.10* claimed it was read only, so i formatted on windows to Exfat and ubuntu cant mount it at all, how do i format it to make sure it works on linux? by the way im not a command line expert if your going to use that... so please dont question me with all of this....
Now I can't access it in windows without it telling me to format it. I have data on it and don't want to lose it. I'm running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and it's happened today on my external hard drive and a 16GB flash drive. The flash drive wasn't important and I got it back after changing some drive letters and quick formatting it, but I don't wanna lose the info on my HD.
i have an external HD, 700GB, and i need to formatted as fat32.
i don't want to use the microsoft windows to do that, because it is weak.
i searched inside fedora to find a tool to fromat this HD, but i did not find.
i took the mac from my friend, and i have used the disk utilities to format the HD. it was very successful.
I am not very knowledgeable with computer systems and computers. I have Ubuntu 12.04 and just bought a seagate 500 gb external hard drive to back up some of my photos and files before I download the newest Ubuntu OS. What are the steps I take to use the external hard drive? Do I just plug it in? It says it is for Windows and doesn't say anything about Linux.
I'm trying to partition/format a new external hard disk for backup and have run into a snag that now prevents my computer from booting. In the description below of what happened please bear with me as I do my best to remember the commands and screen output (which for obvious reasons I don't have in front of me).