Windows 10: Unable to format a drive

Discus and support Unable to format a drive in Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware to solve the problem; I have 3 drives on my computer: My windows drive (SSD) on C: My Gaming drive (HDD) on D: My Extra space drive (HDD) on E: I can not format E:... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Drivers and Hardware' started by Yibba, Dec 28, 2015.

  1. Yibba Win User

    Unable to format a drive


    I have 3 drives on my computer:

    My windows drive (SSD) on C:
    My Gaming drive (HDD) on D:
    My Extra space drive (HDD) on E:

    I can not format E:

    Here is my Disc management:

    Unable to format a drive [​IMG]


    I have tried opening an Admin Command Prompt and typing:
    BCDBOOT C:\WINDOWS /s C:

    I wish to get rid of all files on E: so I can use it for raw videos.

    :)
     
    Yibba, Dec 28, 2015
    #1
  2. Andre Da Costa, Dec 28, 2015
    #2
  3. Pen Drive format and detection problem

    when i plug in the pen drive it shows that you need to format it before using. When i try to format then it shows that windows was unable to format. I've tried the disk management method, drive management method and the cmd method but was not unable
    to format it because the detection of pen drive is for just a few seconds and then it disapears. I have also tried to uninstall the drivers within those few seconds and then pug in again but the same message appears.I have windows 10. Please help me!
     
    sahilgoel1201, Dec 28, 2015
    #3
  4. topgundcp Win User

    Unable to format a drive

    Your E: drive contains the Bootmgr and marked as active. You cannot format it until you move the bootmgr back to C:. Use Easy BCD to move it.
    Download: EasyBCD 2.2 - Neowin
    and follow the screen shot:

    Unable to format a drive [​IMG]
     
    topgundcp, Dec 28, 2015
    #4
  5. Yibba Win User
    This worked without a hitch! Thank you! You are a gentleman and a scholar!
     
    Yibba, Dec 29, 2015
    #5
  6. davidhk Win User
    Nice info to have.
    Thank you.
     
    davidhk, Apr 5, 2018
    #6
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