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Unable to delete data or format or partitioning samsung HDD

\015 Samsung40 gb harddisk unable to format (SP0411N). But i can read old data. I cant delete anything. cannot delete partition also .I am unable to format this hard drive using disk manager also. It will show the formatting but after restarting the pc the same old data has been showing..\015

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Samsung40 gb harddisk unable to format (SP0411N). But i can read old data. I cant delete anything. cannot delete partition also .I am unable to format this hard drive using disk manager also. It will show the formatting but after restarting the pc the same old data has been showing..
Have you tried booting from a Windows XP CD? If you have one available you can boot from it, delete the partition and format it. Works all the time for me.
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