Windows 2003 STD 64bit cannot format 1TB disk RAID 5

Hi All,

Server: HP DL380 G5 with up-to-date BIOS.
OS: Windows 2003 STD R2 64bit
I have 6 disk (HP 500GB HDD 6G SAS 7.2K rpm), I run HP tools (HP Array Configuration Tools) to do the RAID 5. After that, I got 2.7 TB free. Then I divided 2TB logical disk, but when I used Disk Management (Windows) to format it (NTFS), it always said "The format did not successful".

Could you help on this?
P/s: There is a information message (!) in HP Array Configuration Tools "Background parity initialization is currently queued or in progress on Logical Drive 1 (2000.0 GB, RAID 5). If background parity initialization is queued, it will start when I/O is performed on the drive. When background parity initialization completes, the performance of the logical drive will improve. "
iWarrior3Asked:
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andyalderCommented:
Ignore the hotfix then but still use diskpart rather than disk manager to create the partition
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andyalderCommented:
Try 1.99 TB logical disk, there again 2000GB is less than 2TB anyway.

Background parity queued doesn't matter.
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iWarrior3Author Commented:
Hi Andyalder,

I tried to use 1 TB, it doesn't help!
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andyalderCommented:
Sounds like there's a problem with disk manager. Can you try diskpart.exe, (you'll have to download from http://support.microsoft.com/kb/923076) , even if it still fails you might get a more useful error message.
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iWarrior3Author Commented:
Hi Andyalder,

It didn't help... My Windows 2003 is up-to-date and cannot apply this hot fix.
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iWarrior3Author Commented:
Hi andyalder,

Thank you for your help. The diskpart helped me a little bit... after I'd used command "clean", then back to MS Disk Management and Initial Disk again, create a Primary Partition and it works.
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iWarrior3Author Commented:
Using diskpart doesn't solve almost problems and the guide is quite simple and difficult for new user know how to use it. Too many parameters...
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