windows full format hard disk

TONI 1 Reputation point
2020-10-06T08:03:01.03+00:00

hi
I did a full format hard disk via CMD or disk management ,
where you can see the whole log of the operation and if there is any bad sector and if there is a event viewer log recorded that
thanks

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  1. Leon Laude 85,566 Reputation points
    2020-10-06T08:15:20.96+00:00

    Hi @TONI ,

    As far as I know there is no event logged when a drive is formatted, the builtin tools for disk management in Windows are very basic, if you require logs for such you might need to check for third party software.

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    Leon

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  2. TONI 1 Reputation point
    2020-10-06T08:37:30.76+00:00

    Thank you
    It is very strange if there was some switch command in the cmd that display in the end of the operation

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  3. gastone canali 151 Reputation points
    2020-10-17T17:04:00.113+00:00

    If you using format,exe

    https://learn.microsoft.com/it-it/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/format

    When formatting is complete, format displays messages that show the total disk space, the spaces marked as defective, and the space available for your files.

    or If you want to check bad sector there is an apposite command

     chkdsk YourDisk: /r  
    

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-server/administration/windows-commands/chkdsk

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  4. Molly Lu 591 Reputation points
    2020-10-28T09:10:36.337+00:00

    Hi,
    Just checking in to see if the information provided was helpful.
    if yes, you may mark useful reply as answer, if not, welcome to feedback.
    Best regards,
    Molly

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