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Toshiba 320GB sata HDD for laptop cannot be formatted.

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My hard disk drive works but it cannot be formatted. I have even tried with Ubuntu. Can you please help me?

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This is a hardware problem. If it cannot be formatted on both operating systems, then it has a problem that is not software related. I recommend on connecting the drive to another computer with a new set of cables and perform the same operations again. Don't install Ubuntu, just run it in a Live session from a USB stick. If the result is the same then you might need to change the drive with a new one.

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