HDD won't format and won't open

Help. Every time I try to access my 40 GB HDD, I get the message "Drive E isn't formatted. Do you want to format it?" Yes/No.

No just closes the window.

However, Yes results in about 5 minutes of wait and then the message "The drive couldn't be formatted". Basically I'm stuck, and I'm running outta space on my 20 GB.


Sorry, I forgot to mark it as a Support Question.

Boot linux.

Select HDD


Boot into Windows

Select Drive



Could that be done in SLAX?