I had a 1TB Samsung HD103SJ HDD that I hadn't ever used and just recently got the means to hook it up to my computer.
I went through Disk Management and was running a NTFS full format (I did not opt to do the quick format). 24 hours later the disk was still formatting and eventually it stopped at 92% for 5 hours or so. So I decided to cancel the format by right-clicking on the disk and saying
Cancel Format. My intentions were to re-do everything but opt-in for the quick format.
However upon going back to Disk Management it was saying
Unable to find Virtual Disk or something to that effect, which I fixed by going to services and setting the service to automatic and restarting my computer.
Now I could see my disks and in fact I got the
Initialize Disk dialog.
I hit "OK" and I get:
The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error.
I've gone under my HDD's properties and checked for drivers and it seems to be up to date, and I've looked online but nothing stands out to me. I've tried
chkdsk and I didn't get any errors (though I'm not sure I used it right) and I've also restarted my computer.
What are some steps I can take here to help me move forward? It seems silly to me that cancelling a format would make a disk inaccessible.
Keep in mind this is my first time ever formatting or installing a new drive so I apologize if I'm missing information here or misused terms.
I've tried locating my disk's diagnostics utility - given that it's a Samsung drive I believe the diagnostic tool I need is the Seagat SeaTools for Windows since I believe Seagate bought Samsung.
I'm not entirely sure what tests to run but so far I've done the following:
Short Drive Self TestFAIL