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    Angry Hard Drive help

    hiya i just bought a 120gig Western Digital Hard drive it was suppose to be brand new i plugged it into my computer and the first time it found it and was installing drivers i guess but then it wasn't listed in my computer but it was in the hardware profile so i restared and it started making these clicking sounds and now it is not found at all. The only thing i did was change the jumper settings to cs and then when it started clicking i tried it alone on master and together with my other drive on slave that couldn't screw it up could it? does anyone know what could be wrong with it? do i have to format it somehow when u first get it?
    any help would be very appeciated.

    and also does anyone know what head parking does or what its for?

    thanx

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    TRy the drive on its own...as Master...

    Does the bios autodetect it??


    If it still doesnt work...and is making "clicking" sounds...take it back to where you bought it and get a new one.

    On the harddrive there should be a manufacturer date....

    Yes you have to format the drive...and depending on the OS...you can to use disk manager to add it, partition it, format it etc

    MLF
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    tried it as a master on its own and still doesn't work makes those clicking sounds no it isn't detected anymore

    the first time i put it in it was detected then went into windows and installed it but wasn;t showing up in the my computer so i restarted and then thats when the clicking started and now won't detect it any way i try

    the date on it is aug 2004 so then it must be defective? is there any way to fix it cuz i won't be able to get to that store till next week and figures my main drive is dying so now i am screwed. Trust my luck to get the defective one LOL but if it did detect it the first time how could it just stop. i didn't do anything to it at all

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    You could contact WD directly for the manufacturers warranty...which is usually a year.

    They may send you one right away.


    Harddrives fail all the time......

    Thats what backups are for.

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    ah yeah i think i will do that see what they say

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