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    Drives asking to Format before opening but windows is unable to format that drive

    When I try to open D drive, a notification appears which asks to Format the drive in order to open it. Actually it comes with two option “Yes” and “No”. When I press “yes”, it takes some second and then displays “windows is unable to format this drive”. Due to this stupid issue, I am not able to use my drive of capacity 200 GB. What should I do to fix this Issue.



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    Support Array
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    Re: Drives asking to Format before opening but windows is unable to format that drive

    This issue occurs when you trying to delete your primary partition. To solve this issue, just follow the below given simple steps:
    Press Windows key +R button to Open Run window
    Now write “diskmgmt.msc” and hit enter.
    It will redirect you to Disk Management window. You will see all of your drives.
    Now select the drive, you want to format. Just right click on that drive and click on Format option. Your problem will be solved.
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    Re: Drives asking to Format before opening but windows is unable to format that drive

    Friend, press Windows Key +R. Type "diskmgmt.msc" and press enter.
    Now you can view all the drives in the Disk Management Window.
    Now, Select the Drive, which you want to Format and Right - Click on it. Select "Format".

    You can also do it as shown in the Video.



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    Re: Drives asking to Format before opening but windows is unable to format that drive

    Dear,

    this Problems occurs due to the Virus attacks or may be due to the Primary partition of the drives. By following some of the steps you can sole the problem,
    1. Open the RUN
    2. Type the command diskmgmt.msc or gp.edit and press enter
    3. now select the drive that you want to formate
    3. Now Right click on the Drive and select the formate option
    Now your problem will get solved.
    But there is any Virus releated problem in it then you have to Installa new version Antivirus and have to upto date it and then have to Scan the Hole Computer.

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    mani Array
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    Re: Drives asking to Format before opening but windows is unable to format that drive

    to format any drive go to "my computer"
    right click on that ,
    select "manage"....
    this will show a pop up for computer management
    there u will find disk management option
    now click it.....u will find all system drive
    now u can format by right click on either driver and select format option......

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    Re: Drives asking to Format before opening but windows is unable to format that drive



    Hello friend...

    Your D drive can not open due to format the drive. it always ask the format the drive but can't be do. you follow this step and after you can format the drive...

    Right click the My Computer then select the "Manage".

    Open the computer Management window, Click the "Storage" appear in left side of the window.

    Show the "Disk Management" option then click it..

    In the right side show the your drive and Right click the D drive and chose the format..

    Then your D:\ format..

    After you open the your D:\ drive..



    Try to this it working..

    Thanks..

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    vishal21bhadani Array
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    Re: Drives asking to Format before opening but windows is unable to format that drive

    Hi Friend,

    If you have recently formatted the System and Installed the New Windows OS then It might Happen.

    >> To Use the Drive, you must Format the Drive before using it.

    >> It happens to Every Drive after formatting the Drive.

    >> So Do with all the Drive and Once you have Formatted the Drive it will not ask again to Format drive.

    I hope you will understand.

    All the Best

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    shubhamnema Array
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    Re: Drives asking to Format before opening but windows is unable to format that drive

    friend
    if you want to format the drive follow this stapes
    go to the start
    go to run box and type diskmgmt.msc or gp.edit and press enter
    choose the drive who you want to drive.
    right click on that drive.
    and format that.



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