I guess there is nothing with BIOS since it identify your Western Digital Caviar Hard Drive.
Try changing the jumper setting of this Hard Drive by reading the Instruction that comes along when you purchase.
Otherwise you can visit the Western Digital website and click on Support-Knowledge BASE...http://www.wdc.com
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Unless you have specific reason or odd hardware then then for most purpose setting the BIOS on a comuter to AUTO for the hard drive is all that is needed.
If the BIOS fails to see a SATA drive then in most instances there is an issue with the drive itself or it has had the settings changed at a low level.
In both those instances the settings for the drive itself would be of no help to you.
However if you really do need them they are available here.
boot to BIOS
turn on caps lock, scroll lock and number lock,
Press ALT+E (Should get a Single Beep)
Press ALT+F (Another Beep)
Press ALT+B (Reboot)
Make sure you have Windows CD in Optical drive and once it reboots it should start the OS load
If you don't have the most current BIOS, you may need to install old HDD, Download and install latest BIOS then repeat steps above.
make sure the laptop will handle a drive bigger than 130 gig. if not make two partitions when you set it up, bios wont see it but usually windows will. also, sometimes ive found that if i delete the partition a few times it eventually reads right. dont know why but have done it that way several times. you can also download a diskmanager program from thier website which makes an overlay if your bios wont support a 250.
go to device manager and try to scan for new hardware changes.. even then if your hd doesnt show up check in bios setting if your hd is detected or not..if not there is some internal problem in your hd
A couple of ideas:
1. There are 3 versions of this motherboard: Dragon Plus, V1.0 & V2.0, perhaps your BIOS needs an update to be able to recognize the new HD. This of course would require flashing;
2. There are two variations of a WD SATA hard drive: Serial ATA amd Serial ATA II;
3. Re Jumper settings: the eight-pin jumper block is only used to enable power management on the drive. There are no master/slave settings since there is only one drive per cable;
4. If you are fresh installing Windows on it, you need to press F6 when asked by the Windows Installer and follow on-screen instructions.
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back how things turn up or should you need further information.