How to force stop the formating proccess of a Hard drive

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I have an issue with an hard drive (pretty slow) and I wanted to format it on windows using diskpart. As I was looking for options I pressed enter on the command line "format". It's been 12hours and I'm at 5%, increasing every 3-4 hours.. I tried rebooting, disconect power, cancel it throught disk manager, clean the disk, put it offline. non of this is working, now I just want a quick erase and get it over with.. How do I force stop the format process and put it back to RAW ??

Best Answer

Open task manager go to processes/details and kill vds.exe then go to services and start Virtual Disk - VSD You have to reopen diskpart to refresh disk/volumes

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