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Western Digital 2TB not working

By MCJeeba
Jul 16, 2011
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  1. just bought the WD2002FAEX. Its a SATA 3 controller, and I have the Asus P6T SE board.... installed properly and got it to show up in BIOS and Explorer but it keeps telling me Access is Denied... later set the jumper to 3.0gb/s but still no progress. does this mean my drive is DOA or is there another inherent problem I'm not aware of?
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    Did you format it yet?
  3. MCJeeba

    MCJeeba Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I tried to in windows but once again, it wouldn't give me permission. haven't thrown a new HDD in for years. what am I doing wrong?
  4. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    What operating system are you using?
  5. MCJeeba

    MCJeeba Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 26

    Windows 7, 64bit
  6. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,421   +217

    It's not clear to me whether or not you went to Disk Management in the Control Panel to format the new hard drive. If you haven't done that yet, try it.
  7. MCJeeba

    MCJeeba Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I'll try that when I get the chance... I tried simply by right-clicking and selecting Format.
  8. Frank247

    Frank247 Newcomer, in training

    RE

    I had the same issue with this exact drive, had to use the windows install disk just to see the drive to format it. Mine did end up dying days later but it made lots of noise. Second time i threw on linux and never had a problem but that was a fresh install.
  9. grinny

    grinny Newcomer, in training Posts: 18

  10. MCJeeba

    MCJeeba Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 26

    I got it. I feel like an *****... I just had to partition it. Used EASEUS.
  11. ComputerGuy55

    ComputerGuy55 TechSpot Maniac Posts: 530

     


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