I have a 160Gb Hitachi hard disk.
I have tried formatting it from both MyComputer and Device Manager.
In both the cases, it goes till 99% and throws error saying that "Windows was unable to complete the format".
Can any1 help me with the problem?
some external hard disks have their own indexing software (and usb data) in a hidden partition and will only accept a full format from the manufacturer of the hard disk!
I solved the problem with my Wd hard disk by using a linux format in linux and then reverting to an NTFS format, again using linux.