I did do those two steps last night, but the USB/DVD toll says when making a USB bootable device that the files were successfully copied but could not put bootsect onto the USB device. I researched this problem through the tool troubleshooting and it says that I would need to have Windows 7 purchased from the Windows Store to get a 32 bit ISO file. The computer I tried this on has Win XP on it.
When I get home later today, I will try the manufacturer tool on the HDD.
Another curve ball has been thrown... I went and burned the ISO image from the WD site, but when I run it, it says that No Drive is found. I booted it from the BIOS and in the BIOS it recognized that there is an HDD in the PC. Even when the CD boots, I can hear the HDD working. Any suggestions?
I still don't understand the HDD not being recognized by the DOS from WD, but I am currently sitting on the desktop of Windows 7 right now about to start downloading drivers etc. Maybe the ISO was burned to fast from the WD website? That would be the only assumption I have on the matter
EDIT: I am following the Clean Install of Windows 7 currently
Exactly how did WD CD behave when you booted into it? Is there a chance it was burned badly and needs to be reburned using Windows Image Burner or ImgBurn?
Do you have a WD HD for certain?
If you're folllowing the tutorial then you know to wait until all optional Updates are done before importing any drivers still missing in Device Manager. Do not change out Windows 7 drivers unless there is reason to do so.