1. ANY CD/DVD Emualator software. Dispose of that.
2. Install AUTORUN EATER just in case. Link -> http://www.download.com/Autorun-Eater/3000-2239_4-10752777.html
Running XP SP2.
I recently bought two WD Caviar Green 1TB drives and it's been a nightmare trying to install them. First I tried installing one on my brother's computer - it detected it as a 32mb drive and allowed me to format and use that 32mb space like any regular drive, but it simply would not show the rest of the drive. This is both in XP disk management and the BIOS. After two weeks of tweaking with it, suddenly for no apparent reason it shows up as a 1TB drive and has been working perfectly ever since. The problem is I don't know if it was something I did that fixed it or the computer eventually righted itself. (which I know sounds incredulous)
Now I'm trying to install the second harddrive on my own computer and I'm faced with the same problem again. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling the driver, detaching and reattaching it, trying out different BIOS configs, nothing's worked and it's driving me nuts! Google searches have turned up absolutely nothing on the issue, but the fact that the same problem turned up on two different machines with two different units tells me this is more than an isolated problem. Does anyone know what is going on?