Windows was unable to complete the format?

Hey EE, Just bought a Seagate 1.5 Tera byte HD.  I can see the hd in the bios & computer management as H. drive healthy 1.36tb & in windows explorer. When I try to format I get the following error, "Windows was unable to complete the format." Any suggestion? Thanks
EtrixAsked:
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JohnLoCommented:
There have been some issues with this use seatools from seagate to do it.
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czajkozCommented:
First try remove and recreate the partition and format with ntfs file system
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lynx__Commented:
Try remove all partitions and recreate. Idf don´t fixed try to boot with a LIVE-CD and try to format to verify that error maybe is phisical and change your drive with warrnty
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
What OS is used by you? If Windows XP SP3 or higher is used then return the drive to shop and request replacement.
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
OK, I'll try all your suggestions & get back to you soon. Thanks
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
I'm running Seatools for DOS. I'll come back in the am when it's done.
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nobusCommented:
starnge you have to format it - seems something wrong with it..
in that case, return it or runn HDD regenerator over it (free trial) : http://www.dposoft.net/
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
I just bought HDD regenerator, & I'm downloading  now. The overnight DOS test said it ran "DST without error" but the 2 windows test said "short generic & short test = Fail" I think the drive is bad, but I'll try HDD Regenerator first. Thanks
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
If you do not have data on it then return the drive to shop.
The drive that refuse to format is definitely bad.
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nobusCommented:
@noxcho - not so fast  more than 60% of supposed "bad" drives are recovered by HDD regenerator -  due to the method they use for partition / format
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noxchoGlobal Support CoordinatorCommented:
@nobus - I know. But if you buy new drive and it fail at first attempt to use it then I would exchange the drive. You see we do pay for working thing not for the LEGO constructor that is necessary to make work the drive you buy. Just my point of view.
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EtrixAuthor Commented:
Thanks for your help.
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nobusCommented:
i agree - of course - but it helps instead of returning it - waiting for new one..
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