i have an ide external hdd enclosure and recently brought a 2nd hand wd 80gb hdd but when i connect it up the comp reads it etc but it doesnt show in my computer, it shows up in disk management but needs to be initialized...
when i try to initialize i get the error I/o device error
is there any way to fix this??
I also have a 40gb maxtor hdd that gives me the CRC error when I try to initialize.
There is nothing wrong with the enclosure as it works fine with my other drives.
any help or fixes would be great im not worried about any data on these drives either.
What happens if you connect the drive after starting? It should not install the USB drivers?
Did you install the USB driver for CD mobo? If you have a VIA chipset, you tried all-in-1 drivers?
Have you tried using Disk Management?