i have a new Tera byte hdd. i can see in my bios but not in my computer. i figured it needs to be formatted but it does not show up is the disk management area either. the drive does how ever shuw up in device manager. any help would be great im about out of hair to pull.
OK tried that. the drive is a western digital. in the diagnostic software the drive is recognized and show the correct model number adn size of drive. the data life guard tools just tells me the software is already running on my system. when i try the test the software states "read diagnostic sector error"
i thought i would post one last time with my results. on my xp machine the drive shows up in bios and in device manager but not "in my computer" or "storage manager". i moved the hard drive to a vista machine and again shows up in bios and device manager. this time it also showed up in storage manager but i can not initialize the drive. the tools provide by western digital will not allow me to do anything. also on the vista machine when i tried to initialize the drive i get an "i/o write error" i figure its a bad drive but thought i could try one more time if any one has any new suggestion. thanks