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I want to format my external hard drive which is a Western Digital 500GB, through cmd dos command. But it fails because all NTFS boot sectors are not writable. Here are the commands I gave and what I got in return!

C:\Users\Stefanos&Fratzeskos>FORMAT F: /Q

The type of the file system is RAW.
The new file system is NTFS.
WARNING, ALL DATA ON NON-REMOVABLE DISK
DRIVE F: WILL BE LOST!
Proceed with Format (Y/N)? Y
QuickFormatting 476269M
Volume label (32 characters, ENTER for none)?
Creating file system structures.
The first NTFS boot sector is unwriteable.
All NTFS boot sectors are unwriteable.  Cannot continue.
Format failed.

Is there something I can do to format my disc?

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HAVE YOU TRIED A NORMAL FORMAT INSTEAD OF AN QUICK FORMAT? (SKIP THE /Q). AND ANOTHER THING. WHY ARE YOU YELLING? It's much easier to read your questions if you type like a normal person. –  Nifle Nov 17 '11 at 17:45
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I THINK HIS KEYBOARD DOESN'T INCLUDE LOWER CASE, BECAUSE EVEN HIS NAME IS IN ALL UPPER CASE. –  Andrew Schulman Nov 17 '11 at 17:49
    
WHAT @NIFLE SAID. –  Shinrai Nov 17 '11 at 17:52
    
WONDER HOW HE GOT HIS TITLE IN ALL SMALL LETTERS –  Sathya Nov 17 '11 at 18:22
    
Thanks @Sathya if you took the time to reformat the question. –  Dave M Nov 17 '11 at 19:24

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