Hi, i have a hard drive issue. Got this hard drive recently from a friend, it's a couple years old but has never been used, so basically new. It's a Western Digital 160gb SATA.
I plugged it into my computer in addition to my 2 other hard drives, one which is a 120gb peripheral, and the other which is a 160gb SATA. the 120 is the master which I boot from. Anyway, I plugged the HD into the open sata slot and booted up. It recognized it in explorer, but I couldn't access it. It said I needed to format it, so I tried to format it through explorer...couldn't. I then opened up disk management from "my computer">"manage", and tried to format it through there...couldn't. I then disabled all other hard drives and booted from a windows XP cd. I tried to format it through the win xp cd but yet again, it didn't work.
All 3 times trying to reformat it it just didn't go past 0%. It recognizes the drive but doesn't transfer any data, just sits at 0%. I tried switching the sata cable out for another new, didn't help. Also, even though I was under the impression that jumpers weren't necessary for most sata setups, I tried setting the jumper on the HD from master(jumper on far right) to slave(no jumper)...didn't do anything.
Any help would be much appreciated, thanks.
Here's the screen from win xp cd format...won't go past 0%...gave it 5-10 min to move: