|"I thought it was windows error with the HD. That is why I did data recovery"|
There was nothing wrong with doing the data recovery...that was a good move. But there was no reason to format the drive until you were absolutely sure it was necessary.
We're kind of going in circles here because you're not giving us all the info. If the HDD you're using is a WDC PATA, the jumper on the rear of the drive MUST be set correctly. Generally the choices are master, slave or cable select but WDC does it a little differently...their settings are single (master), dual (master), dual (slave) or cable select.
If the HDD is the only device connected to the cable, the jumper MUST be set to either single (master) or cable select. If it's set any other way, it won't work. I recommend using the 'single' setting.
Here's the jumper diagram: