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Windows7 wont read wd1600 caviar as a external drive ???

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Did you install the western digital drive softare? There should have been a disk with the drive, which you run when you have installed the drive. It tells the computer there is a new hdd in town. If you don't have the disk, google Western Digital, find their website, and search for HDD driver software, with the model number of your drive. You should be able to download the drivers to your computer, and install them that way.

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Well, if this hard drive is SATA and looks like this:
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Then you don't need to worry about the jumpers at all, the hard drive is ready for use in your PC.


However, if it's IDE, which looks like this:
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You will need to move the pins to the "Slave" setting, and on Western Digital drives it is one set of vertical pins going away from the 4 pin power input, the above picture is set for Slave mode, and can be used as a reference.

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I have an WD1600 and Windows don't want to startup. It Always restart. I've tried to repair windows with CHKDSK, but i have bad sectors that can't be repaired by CHKDSK. I can't find any...


Mohamed if the hard drive has bad sectors on it is best to replace the hard drive itself. But you need to save the files first by doing so, you have to do a parallel re install. Parallel re install is like booting your hard drive with 2 operating systems for details on how to do that click on this link.
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I wish to us a WD1600 (caviar) hard drive fopr extra storage in my pc the drive came from my old PC there are eight pins to choose from. Where do I place the jumper?


Well, if this hard drive is SATA and looks like this:
ikayos.jpg
Then you don't need to worry about the jumpers at all, the hard drive is ready for use in your PC.


However, if it's IDE, which looks like this:
ikayos_0.jpg

You will need to move the pins to the "Slave" setting, and on Western Digital drives it is one set of vertical pins going away from the 4 pin power input, the above picture is set for Slave mode, and can be used as a reference.

ikayos_1.jpg

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My external hardrive is not found anywhere on my computer, including disk management or in any other control panel links. It has read it before and I can't understand why it wont now. ....?


One bad lead can cause a computer to continue on a cycle or to shutdown or fail to detect your hard drive

Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your ((motherboard to your hard drive)) make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electic extensions or just replace them they are probably faulty a computer needs its connections to have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error hope this helps
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Hi i have a WD1600 160 GB Hard Drive which recently failed ,brought a new casing however when ide cable is connected power is lost does this mean drive is dead?


May be but check your HDD power connection port pins. If there is an loose conn. you shouldn't afraid of it.
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I want to make an internal western digital 160GB drive from my imac g5 20" into an external drive and need to figure out what enclosure and cables i will need


You need the following


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http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/3-5-IDE-Aluminum-Hard-Drive-HDD-HD-External-Enclosure_W0QQitemZ400070866376QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_3?hash=item5d2614f5c8&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14


http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/New-3-5-USB-2-0-External-Hard-Drive-Case-HDD-Enclosure_W0QQitemZ170377549189QQcmdZViewItemQQptZUK_Collectables_HardDriveEnclosures_RL?hash=item27ab4b1585&_trksid=p3286.c0.m14

Please note the links are an example only.

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Format harddrvies western digital wd1600


try using the dynamic drive overlay supplied with the drive? Your MB may not be able to handle it.

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