My WD2002FAEX is not recognised in Windows 7 Explorer.
I’ve read all the relative posts relating to this drive and failure to recognise within the communities.
The drive is set to 3Gbps with jumper on pins 5-6.
Connected direct from SATA to eSata port on my laptop dell m4400. (The data is NOT going through an enclosure interface to eliminate the possibility of this being the cause of the issue. Power IS being fed by an enclosure interface.)
The BIOS (upto date) ennumerates the disk and lists the capacity as 2000GB
Windows 7 Pro 64bit Disk Management also enumerates the drive and allows me to use the New Simple Volume Wizard. I use the following settings:
Volume Size: Defaults to “1907727MB”
Assign Following Drive Letter: set to “do not assign drive letter path”
Format this volume: defaults to NTFS
Allocation Size: “Default”
Volume Label: defaults to “New Volume”
Perform Quick Format: default Checked.
Enable File and Folder compression: default Unchecked.
The Wizard starts the job, an egg timer sits there for a while, no other information is displayed, I would have hoped for “formatting” to pop up with the drive listing.
When complete the wizard comes up with the following error:
I follow the proposal of the prompt, but this does not help.
I am able to set the partition as Active, but the drive still does not appear in Explorer.
I am unable to assign a drive letter and I am unable to format the drive.
Looking at the Intel Rapid Storage Management utility I have this:
Now, if I reboot and load Linux Mint 10, I can see the drive in gparted, I can see the drive in GNOME as NTFS format and I can access and write files to the drive.
Does anyone know why this drive can not be viewed in Windows 7 Pro 64bit Explorer ?
If in windows Disk Management I follow the same proceedure above but during the wizard I assign a drive letter (“E:”), the wizard does not show an egg timer, but instead says “formatting”, which looks more usual.
But then, when the wizard completes, I momentarily see “Healthey, Primary Disk” and then i get a BSOD and memory dump.
On reboot of windows the same BSOD occurs after loading the desktop.
Does anyone know why this drive causes a BSOD in Windows 7 Pro 64bit after the drive has been formatted with a drive letter assigned in the Disk Management wizard ?
Thank you for your assistance.