First of all, I'm very new in computer hardware, so pardon my level of knowledge.
So, here's my story
I found (lying in my campus corridor) a WD2500JB HDD. So, I took it home and tried to install it to my PC (an eMachines T4010). I choose the jumper setting to be cable select. But it seems like my computer is having a hard time on deciding from which HDD it should booth. When I run BIOS, it said that my old HDD is the secondary master and my WD is a primary slave. If I want to run the computer, I have to manually pick my booting source.
Well, now I'm in my XP area, I wanted to format the HDD. I assigned a letter to the WD HDD, and I want to format it. But it always stop after it almost finish and says that it cannot format my HDD. I don't know why.
I wonder if something is wrong with my jumper settings? Or is the WD HDD has a defect? How to identify the defect? Or is there something I don't know, it's confusing.
Please help me.