Have a WD hard Drive ( 750GB). It is not showing up in list of drives in My Computer, but shows up in ‘Safely Remove Hardware’ list. Moreover in the Computer Management --> Disk Management it shows up as Disk 1 shown in attachment(Not sure why it shows over 2 TB memory).
When I try to initialize disk, it says it drive is write protected.
Next I tried regedit to change the permissions. Regedit --> HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -->SYSTEM–>ControlSet001, ControlSet002,CurrentControlSet -->Control–>Storage and changed permissions to full access to all users of my computer, Admin, Creator Owner, System. I do not see any StorageDevicePolicies here(I am on Win 7). And then restarted the computer. Upon retstart the hard drive still didnt show up in My Computer. I tried diskpart in command prompt
It does not show up here
I am not sure where to go or what do to next. Any help is appreciated!