Building New Computer - can't format new 1002FAES Drive


#1

I am replacing all of the components of my old XP system, just keeping the case and optical drives.  I tried to format / partition the FAES drive on XP, but I couldn’t read the SATA6 drive.  I tried running XP from the new MB, but keep getting blue screen of death.

I then tried booting Partition Magic ver 8.  It tried to work, but only recognized 500 GB on the drive. 

My WD drive must have been OEM because I didn’t get any software with the drive.

So, now I’m stuck.  I suppose that I could install Windows 7 and then partition the disk once Win 7 was operational.  Or, is there some bootable software that is available that will solve this problem?

Thanks,


#2

Is there instructions on the drive label about installing and using the drive for XP.