Windows® and hard disk drive formating
How to fix the issue in which Windows cannot format the hard disk drive?
The hard disk drive is the heart of every computer. Hard drives come with considerable storage capacity and their overall reliability has improved significantly. But hard drives are still prone to occasional failure. "Windows cannot format this drive" is a common Windows error which is caused by the device driver of a certain piece of hardware for your computer system. The driver will not be able to load up because there are either issues, or some sort of problems that is preventing it from being used by your computer. This error is quite common and this problem is very easy to fix. This Windows cannot format this drive issue will reduce the speed of your PC.
Below mentioned details discuss the causes of the problem when Windows cannot format the hard disk drive:
- Windows cannot read a certain driver
- Reinstall the driver
- Registry cleaner
Windows cannot read a certain driver
"This Windows cannot format this drive" error are shown because Windows cannot read a certain driver that it requires for use of a hardware component on your computer system. The drivers of your computer are software programs which are designed to help your PC interact with the various pieces of hardware. The drivers are very important for Windows computers, so if they are not installed correctly it will make hard disk drive issues.
Reinstall the driver
To solve this formatting problem the user has to reinstall the drivers. The error message will tell you which piece of hardware are causing the problem. If you do not know which piece of hardware is causing problems you will look to use the 'device manager' of your computer system. This can be done by clicking on 'Start' â” ’ 'Control panel' â” ’ 'Device Manager' and then identifying the piece of hardware which has a yellow exclamation mark. It shows that the correct driver is not installed.
The second step to fixing this error is to use registry cleaner software to clean your Windows registry. This is a software tool that will scan through the registry of your computer and repair the various errors which are inside. The registry is also causes errors of Windows computers. These errors can cause a huge number of different errors, including errors caused by hard drivers. The user must use registry cleaner software to scan and repair any of the damaged parts of windows registry.
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