I got a WD 500 GB hardrive which is not being recognized on my system or any other ( my a Win 7 Desktop and 2 other Win Xp Sp3)
When the WD5000BEVT is being connected a workstation it gets detected and the appropriate drivers are installed( for the sata controler and for the HDD) . After the drive is installed the system does not see it( however the HDD is recognized in the management panel as an non portioned drive)
I had been thinking that it might have been a damaged sata controler and have replaced it with a new one which is working on another hdd. No luck , the HDD is not being recognized on the system.
Then i thought i would run MHDD to verify if the HDD is damaged , however, its not being recognized in MHDD.But is in the System
So here a my thoughts:
- Should i put on jumpers on the hdd ? if yes on what combination ?
1 & 2 , 2&3 or 3& 4 ?
- another software or methods i should try ?
please let me know if you need any additional information