harddrive disappeared a couple hours after format
Hi, I got this drive for christmas. I installed it into the comp properly. I assigned the letter "D" and then initialized it. It seemed to format easily. I ran a virus scan and adware scans before attempting the format. I have put some files on it. Then a couple of hours later I found I could no longer locate the drive. It was no longer visible in disk management. I have tried to rescan with no results. However it is visible in the bios.
There were two error messages. The first was as follows, Type- Error, Source Service Control Manager, Event ID, 7023. Description; The application mangement service terminated with the following error. The specified module could not be found. The second error message said, Type Warning, Source, Disk, Event Id, 51. Description; An error was detected on device \device\harddisk2\D during a paging operation.
The o/s is windows xp home. The comp is a 2.4 ghz with 512 ram. The original harddrive is a 40 gig Maxtor. The new drive i was trying to get working is a Westerb Digital 160 gig - WD1600JB.