Problem with WD20EARS

I bought two WD20EARS two weeks ago. Unfortunately my Windows XP SP2 refuses to format the disks. I can see them in Disk Management and Windows correctly recognizes them. But every time I try to make partitions it dispalyes message that format could not be completed sucsessfully.

I know about Align software and jumpers settings necessary to install these drives in  Windows Xp and tried both approach. Nothing helped. So I need an advice what to do next. Any sugestions?