Hard Drive formatting operation got stuck - Guess I have bad sectors - What should I do?
Posted on 2011-02-28
I am trying to format my 250GB external USB hard drive (Western Digital portable)
I tried formatting it using Windows 7 disk management utility but it gets stuck at 6%!
So, I am guessing I have bad sectors on my drive. What can I do to fix this? And is my guess about bad sectors correct?
Any free tools to identify and fix this problem?
How long does it take to format a 250GB drive using Win 7 and intel centrino machine typically?