01-20-2012 07:35 PM
Hello Forum Folks,
My new WD SATA 16MB cache 500 GB internal hard drive is recognized by the BIOS, but is not seen in Windows XP. I read the instructions on the WD web page that said to jumper pins 5 - 6 to make it compatible with older mother boards. I did that, but still it is not seen in Windows. The PC is an HP Pavilion a1540n. This is a secondary drive to be used as storage, since the primary is filling up too fast. Any ideas?
01-21-2012 03:57 AM
You need to initialize the drive, then format it.
01-22-2012 07:09 AM
The same thing happened to me, but if you go to computer management you can find your HDD there.
03-10-2012 01:03 PM
The same thing happened to me, but none of the suggestions helped. The disk shows up on the boot up BIOS screen but not on Channel 2 in CMOS. It shows up on device manager, which says the device is working properly, but not on Disk Management. I have a Seagate 750 GB drive that I've connected using the same cables, and it works just fine.
03-10-2012 09:32 PM
One way is to download G-Parted and burn to cd .
then reboot to run the program. This is a linux based program and if you have any problems search for linux community
forms and they will help you gladly.
G-Parted is free and there are several other free programs to do the same thing.
Any one who needs help with this can email me at : firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get back to you as soon as possible
Hope this helps