I presume that you intend to use this drive as a slave.
I presume you have a CD burner.
My suggestion is that you go to the Website of the Drive manufacturer (in my case Western Digital) and from the get the free download of their diagnostic tool. You should be able to get both floppie or/and bootable CD.
With that utility you can do a number of things including preparing the drive.
I have found in the past that this tool is far more successful than anything that windows can do with Hard Drives.
And the beauty is if you completely stuff up the preparation of the drive, you can always load it full of Zeros and start all over again...Bonus!
Thinking hurts my head that's why I live in West Australia