Hey Guys & Gals,
I had a computer crash and had to reinstall windows I tried multiple time and then took it to the shop as I could not manage to do it right.
I am running Windows 8.1 64bit and the reinstall is only a few weeks old.
Today I connected my usb3 docking bay to my system and put a new hard drive in it.
I opened computer management and initialized the drive I picked gpt and simple partition and it tried to format and failed.
i tried multiple time and it just wont work I got a western digital tool and erased the drive to start fresh.
I then tried again and did same steps and it failed again. So i used WD tool again a erased the drive again.
this time I tried mbr and not gpt and then tried again and the format fails within seconds again.
I spent 2 hours trying and i just cant get it to work.
I know i am doing it right as it worked on old system fine but the reinstall somehow has stopped it from working.
I thought maybe format tool was broken but i could format a dvd and blu-ray fine as i tried to be safe and formatted a usb.
I thought i had a bad drive so i got a different one and had same problem I could initialize it and pick simple partition but it fails to format.
The one drive was 1TB one was WD blue and other was 2tb green.
I thought maybe the docking bay was screwing up so I stuck some drives that have stuff on them in the docking bay and they were able to be accessed fine and was able to transfer on and off the drives.
So I thought maybe a windows file was corrupt so I restarted in safe mode with command prompt and ran sfc /scannow and no problems were found.
So I restarted and logged into system and then opened a elevated command prompt and ran sfc /scannow again and it found no trouble.
I then tried to format new drives again and they failed.
there is an error and it says the following:
"Virtual Disk Manager The format did not complete successfully."
It then opens a new Microsoft windows format tab that says "You need to format the disk in drive P: before you can use it. Do you want to format it?"
If I choose yes and it fails again.
I have run sfc /scannow from troubleshooting boot and it finds nothing wrong.
I alse ran it from elevated command prompt on reboot.
I ran a dism repair command that microsoft told me to run and that did not help.
I ran chkdsk /f c: and that did not help.
I went to device manager and right clicked all usb's listed and hit update driver which one item updated to better driver.
i opened bios and made sure xchi was enabled and it was/is enabled.
On my pc I can open drives fine from the unit and put stuff on it or take stuff off it.
It just simply wont allow a drive to be formatted by windows and i tried many drives since i posted my first post in the thread..
I can initialize drives fine it is just trying to make a partition and format it fails on my pc.
The unit works on another computer running windows 7.
Is there some way to find out what is causing the issue and to fix it?
It does not make sense to me as windows had just been reinstalled lately.
Thanks in advance