I have a 500 G SATA hard drive from Western Digital (WD5000AVVS) which was pulled out of a working DVR. I installed it in a PC but the drive is not detected. I have other SATA drives which run fine and I run Windows 7 off an 80G IDE hard drive.
In BIOS: It gives a third master drive error Press F1 to resume. On F1 the boot screen hangs up for a long time. Attempt at entering BIOS with the hard drive hooked up results in a freeze up. My other SATA drives are detected just fine and cause no freezes by themselves (I suppose BIOS driver issue ruled out)
In Windows: Win 7 disk management, no sign of the hard drive.
In Linux: Hard drive detected and I am able to use the partition editor to manipulate the drive, like formatting and partitioning. (So hard drive defect ruled out)
In WD diagnostic tools (DOS based): The drive is detected and no errors found. (So the hard drive is good).
Tried all the possible jumper settings without success.
Now the kicker: When I try to boot up in Windows after manipulating using the Linux, no problems for the first boot. Windows and BIOS will detect it just fine and Disk management can partition/format and even store files etc. When I reboot, the Drive creates problems again – not detected at boot up or in Windows.
So what is going on?? Hard drive diagnostics check out ok, works fine on Linux but no joy on Windows. On top of that, it will work fine on the first boot after Linux play but fails again on subsequent boot up.
Is there issue with it because it is pulled off a DVR and it is advertised to be dedicated for DVR or media players?? Can it be redeemed??
System setup: ASUS mobo (A8N VM CSM) updated to the latest BIOS (1007)
OS: Windows 7 64-bit running off 80G IDE hard drive (on Cable select )