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The drive just stopped being recognized. I is an external. I took it out of the case and hooked it up via SATA right to the system and Windows XP PRO SP3 or Vista will not see it. I tried to hook it up via SATA, USB adapter like in a HD case. Windows says device detected and drivers installed but not seeing it in My Computer or Disk Management??? It spins up and everything no click or popping.
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Do you see the drive in the BIOS?
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Well it shows HD but no info (Size, Model)
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In the BIOS or in Windows? Sounds like a dead drive to me. Try using WD's Diagnostic tools.
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Bios. In windows it wont show up, when I hook it up via USB connection it finds new device and installs driver but can't see it in disk management or my computer. If I cant see it how would WD diagnostic see it?
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You did say the BIOS sees it...

Make a bootable copy of it. Download Hiren from my signature, burn the ISO to disc, boot to it and select WD Diagnostics. Should be under Hard Drive tools.
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The bios sees it as a HD but no info to go along with it. Make or Size
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The bios sees it as a HD but no info to go along with it. Make or Size

We know. We want you to try the drive manufacturers diagnostics.
It might recognize it and run the diagnostics and tell you the drive is dead.

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