Formatting a 60gb hard drive fails in Disk Management
Posted on 2004-04-01
This 2.5" portable 60gb HD is connected by USB 2.0.
OS: Windows 2000, SP4
The first time I plugged in the drive, Windows 2000 put a signature on the drive. This is normal and it completed within a few seconds.
I clicked on Disk Management, located the new drive, right clicked and selected create partition. I selected format as FAT32 with a 59gb partition and after a few minutes, the first error appeared as, "Logical Disk Manager - An internal error has occurred. The Logical Disk Manager server may have become unstable. Please close the Disk......"
After this error, I rebooted and proceeded to try again, this time with a NTFS partition and a quick format. The next error to display (after about 2 minutes) was "Logical Disk Manager - The format failed to complete successfully."
Then I decided that this may be the 32gb partition limit that I recall with Windows 2000 from about two years ago. The next step was to remove the partition entirely and start over. No dice! The next error was, "Logical Disk Manager - The server threw an exception." Repeated the process and the next error was, "L.... - the request timed out and could not be completed."
My next step is to take this drive to a Windows 98 computer and clean it up.