Western Digital HD problem
Posted on 1998-07-14
I have a Western Digital Caviar 21600 Hard Drive. When I turn on my computer, the ram is checked and then NOTHING happens. If I hit F1 to enter setup, the message changes to "Entering Setup, Please Wait" but NOTHING happens. If I put a boot floppy in and reboot, NOTHING happens. The CMOS is set to boot from floppy first. The only way that something happens is if I disconnect the IDE controller cable from the back of the hard drive and then boot with a floppy. Then the computer acts as would be expected. Unfortunatly, I can't then do anything to the HD (because it isn't connected) I have tried setting the jumper settings to slave and putting it in another computer in hopes of FDISKing and Formatting, but then that computer acts like the original. Any ideas short of a new drive?