Quote: Originally Posted by rattwater
I tried all those things, but to no effect. So I e-mailed the question off to western digital. They informed me that this drive is not supported by windows 7.!!$! End of story. Questioning closed. Thank you for your help any way.
That's non-sense. Hard drives are not built OS specific.
Zero the drive, then go back to the disk management tools and you'll see it: Active@ Kill Disk Hard Drive Eraser. Low Level Format.