wd15ears recognized in bios, but not in disk management (win7)


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recently formatted an old drive and installed windows 7 in the hopes of using it to recognize this drive, but it’s not coming up in disk management or the windows installer. booting from disc is no different. it is recognized by the bios fine and was even recognized by xp briefly where i tried to initialize it, but since that didn’t yield anything, this is where i am. i’m going to try switching around some ports again and booting into safe mode to see if that makes a difference, but in the meantime i would appreciate any help

edit: motherboard is an evga 113-m2-e113 am2 nforce 730a board. i’ve still had no luck