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When you try to format a hard disk (in My Computer, right-click the hard disk, and then click Format), you may notice that both the File system list and the Allocation unit size list do not contain any entries. You cannot format the drive.
This behavior may occur in the following situation:
To work around this problem, reconfigure the drive so that it is not optimized for quick removal. To do so:
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
Article ID: 329971 - Last Review: February 27, 2014 - Revision: 6.4
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