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Fix Format Stuck Issue on Hard Drive/USB/SSD/SD Card

Updated on Dec 04, 2018 by Abby Haines to Partition Manager

Summary:
Here, a step-by-step tutorial is created to help you fix format stuck error. Try it to fix the issue if the formatting process stuck at various percentages like 0%, 54%, 51%, 70%, 99% while you are trying to format the external hard drive, SSD, USB, SD card or some other devices in Windows10/8/7/XP/Vista.

Overview of hard drive format stuck issue

Disk formatting can be applied to fix disk errors, bad sectors or raw issues, change the file system, remove the unknown virus, etc. But in some case, the formatting process stuck at various percentages like 0%, 54%, 51%, 70%, 99% for hours and never move on. It can happen unexpectedly at any time while you are trying to format the external hard drive, SSD, USB, SD card or some other devices in Windows10/8/7 or other previous versions using Disk Management tool. Now, this issue is no more a problem. Here we created a step-by-step tutorial that shows you how to fix format stuck error.

What will you need to fix disk format stuck

As there is a long list of reasons that might cause format stuck issue, it is difficult to figure out the reasons why your device is refused to format. But it doesn't matter. Even format stuck issue occurs in Windows disk management, you can easily fix it and finally get your hard drive, USB drive, SSD or memory card formatted successfully by finding a reliable third-party format tool. Here, EaseUS partition software is recommended for its powerful disk formatting feature and intuitive interface. And with a lot of other disk management features, the program can help you deal with other disk-related jobs after solving disk format stuck error. 

To fix the format stuck issue, follow these steps:

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 Windows 10 is supported

 

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: In the Warning window, click "OK" to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4
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 Windows 10 is supported