Does it spin up if you reduce the SATA link speed by installing the drive's OPT1 jumper?
Is the drive configured to Power Up In Standby (PUIS)? Has a PM2 jumper been installed?
so it was just stock HDD out of the box, didnt come with any jumpers and if it was set to PUIS why would it work on my fathers computer. Mine is windows 8 if that helps at all and his is windows 7