Maxtor 40GB portable hard drive won't format.
I recently tried to format my portable hard drive. It went through the process of formatting, then told me "Windows was unable to complete the format." Now when I try to access the drive (which shows up in My Computer as "Local Disk"), it tells me I need to format it. Formatting leads to that same error message.
I'm formatting as NTFS. I tried changing the policies in Device Manager around, to no avail. Any ideas?