My laptop recently took a shit on me, and I discovered it was harddrive damage. I don't know how the hell that happened, since its been sitting on my desk for the last week... but whatever.
I've tried many different things, but to no avail. Its shit now. So i need a new hdd for my laptop.
I do have a WD Passport external HDD. I took it apart and found its almost the same specs as my previous harddrive. So I replaced the old HDD with my WD passport. (at this point, I've taken the WD passport out of its case, and placed it into the laptop.) Since my previous HDD kicked the bucket, I knew I'd have to reinstall Windows. I started up the installation, but it doesn't detect the new HDD (WD passport.) I'm stumped.
I REALLY DON'T WANT TO BUY A NEW ONE. I had just bought this HDD (old one) about a month ago. 500GB Hitachi.
If anyone knows what to do, or has any ideas, I'd greatly appreciate.