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Im having trouble formating a hard drive in my system, its a 200 gb sata from western digital.... every time i try to format it, it just says the format was unsuccessful. I tried using the format option when you right click the drive and also through managing the hard drive option...

any body know of and formatting software that i can use. I know that the drive is good. as there was an os on it before.

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http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm
Download DFT (Drive Fitness Test) and check the drive. If it passes, the problem may be the computer you are formatting it on, you could put it in another computer and attempt to format it. If you want to try a different formating program, I suggest Acronis Disk Director. It can do just about anything. Seriously, think about something you would want to do with a HDD and it does it. All from a bootable CD or within the OS.
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Since it is a Western Digital drive, I would recomend you use the Data Lifeguard Utility. It can be downloaded as an ISO image to create a bootable CD. Get it at Western Digital's download page.
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