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Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 23, 2014


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go to WD site and get drivers for XP downlod and run that then try hopw fully it will work

Western Digital... | Answered on Apr 12, 2013


replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA and the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive
hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 19, 2010


i wish i knew the answer, i am having the same problem. i have switched ALL of my toshiba computer power settings to no stand-by, no hibernation, no automatic shut down (as this was suggested) and windows xp still turns into a blank screen just a few seconds after plugging this in. hard drive too strong for my 3.5 year old computer? not sure, but this is beyond ridiculous.

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 19, 2010


The Smart is on verge of showing that the hard disk has plenty of bad sectors, and cannot be trusted for data.A data recovery expert is needed to get data first and If you can clone the patient hard disk to a new donor hard disk , then your NAS will be up and working.I hope there are no head reading issues.

Western Digital... | Answered on Nov 27, 2017


If your WD passport is no longer seen by your desktop or laptop operating system something within the passport has failed. You won't have many options to try to resolve this, as when they fail , it is usually due to age or a component faulure. If you know an honest reliable techy you can ask if they can try to test the device for your or can recover the data from it.

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 06, 2017


try to change the data cable of HDD.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 17, 2017


This program allows you to modify the date (and other metadata) on one or multiple files.
http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/bulk_file_changer.html

Western Digital... | Answered on Jan 21, 2017


You can send it in to WD or a company that specializes in data retrieval from dead hard drives and have them copy off the files for you, but it will cost a furtune to do it.

Western Digital... | Answered on Oct 30, 2016


Any Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Computer store, online...etc.

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 27, 2015


Connect it like usual and see if its working. Better to backup any data you have on that hard drive, to be safe.

Western Digital... | Answered on Jan 30, 2015


These may be helpful for your issue:

Western Digital... | Answered on Jan 30, 2015


It appears to be ans external hard drive enclosure or something connected with it.

You can find the enclosures on ebay - about 10 - 20 USD

Western Digital... | Answered on Dec 03, 2014


Not DIY. Most professionals won't work on this because it requires very advanced knowledge and techniques and is very expensive.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 04, 2014


Read only is a file attribute. There is read and modify, and full control. You would have to change the attribute if you have the right permissions (administrator). To change the permissions you would have to right click on the file, go to the security tab on top and change what is allowed.

Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 05, 2014


I suggest you contact WD support with that question - by email I find best, you may also try by telephone (1800-200-5789)
http://support.wdc.com/country/country.asp?c=india
You will need to 'register' (create an account)
https://westerndigital.secure.force.com/?lang=en

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Western Digital... | Answered on Apr 13, 2014

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