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WD World Book Used As An Internal Drive Is Not Working Out

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January 30, 2009 4:29:01 PM

Hi there can anyone help me in simple language for a simple guy?

Okay heres the story, I had a WD World Book ii drive, but it does not work very well with vista 64bit, so I took it apoart and stuck the drive into my PC.

I can see the drive in cmos picked up as follows:
SATA 3 - WD10 EACS-00Z.

I can also see the drive in device manager, it is ppicked up as follows:
WDC WD10 EACS-00ZJBO SCSI Device. The properties on this confirm the device is working & when I click on volumes, it picks up the size.

The problem I have is that I cannot see the drive in "My computer" so therefore cannot use it? Is there something I have missed or need to do? Could it be a jumper issue on the drive?

My OS is Vista Home Premium 64-bit.
a b G Storage
February 3, 2009 6:39:20 PM

Do you have anything on the drive? If so back it up before doing this.
In windows try formating the drive again and see if that will bring it up.
February 3, 2009 8:36:12 PM

A simple mistake or maybe you didn't mention it : you said the drive shows up in device manager.But does it have a drive letter?And is its partition mounted?
If not,go to Computer Management ---> Disk Management and mount the drive and assign it a drive letter.If it doesn't work,then maybe you should format it and see what happens.Also,do all this from Disk Management,just to be sure ;) 
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