So, I have an older PC that I gave to my mom, and during the hurricane this past summer her basement flooded and the PC got fried. I have the PC back and was trying to salvage anything that still worked in it. It has a Western Digital 80 GB hard drive in it, that I have taken and installed in my newer PC.
I'm pretty good with computers, but not so much Windows 7 which is what my current PC runs. I can't seem to make Win 7 see the drive. I don't know if the drive is bad, or fried from the water. But Win 7 won't see it at all.
So, how would I go about telling if the HDD is actually bad, or if there is a setting in Win 7 that I need to enable to see it? I want to re-install Windows soon, and was thinking this could be for the OS and all it's related stuff, leaving me with the 500 GB drive that came with my PC for storage. Any ideas?