Only showing as a network device on 2 of the 3 pcs on the network
Just bought a WD My Book World Edition HDD. Set it up on a network between 3 PC and it appears on 2 of the 3. Only one it doesnt appear on is the main one I want it on... typical.
Other 2 PCs that show the My Book on the network are running through the same ethernet switch as the one that isnt so thats not an issue. I even connected the My Book directly to the PC that wont detect it and still nothing. All of the PCs are running Vista. 2 of the 3 are running 64 bit version. One of the PCs running 64 bit vista is fine, the other doesnt detect it. This is probably a local issue for that particular PC but I dont know where to start. The network connection is fine as thats the same connection I use for the internet (which is currently running through the same ethernet hub).
All 3 PCs show on the network when checked on each PC. Seems the PCs are networking ok, just cant get this drive to show on 1 of them.
If someone can tell me where to start that would be appreciated.
Re: Only showing as a network device on 2 of the 3 pcs on...
Did u added the new network devices, or did u wait till thy popped up? If u didn't added them manually, then go to networklocations, add network location, press next, and again next, then type in \\mybookworld\"here the name of the folder of your mybook, ex. Movies or music,.." (without " ")
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Your My Book World should not be formatted or you will lose all ability to access it through the Network -- it will simply become a hard-drive at that point. There is software installed on the hard-drives that communicate with your Router in order to obtain an IP and be available as a Network Drive. If the drive and the Router are communicating, you should see an IP in the DHCP list of your Router. It is possible that the My Book World is not setup for DHCP, so if it is placed in an alternate environment with incompatible static IPs, it won't be able to access the Internet or be available locally. You can try a hardware reset on the drive and see if it pops up in your Router's DHCP/Client list, at which point it should also appear locally and over MioNet (MioNet will need to register the device to an account before it will appear in MioNet, but it must detect the drive locally in order to attach).
1. Turn off My Book World 2. Identify the reset button on the back of My Book World 3. Depress the reset button while restarting My Book World 4. Keep the reset button depressed for about 10 seconds after you see blue lights on My Book World
Take the drive to a pc store and ask the techs to move the HDD into a new shell and test it for you.
Most likely it's ok and you can just buy a new shell/enclosure for it.
If that doesn't work it may need the help of a recovery pro. If that's the case comment back here with your country/state/city and I'll pass on a recommendation for a nearby facility that can assist you in retrieving the files.
log in from administrator see if your anti virus's or your windows fire wall is not interrupting if not solved go to run in the start menu type command "chkdsk" "netuser administrator (the password you want to give)"
Yes, this can be done via the user web interface, by typing in mybookworld or wdstorage into the web browser and the shared storage manager should come up. If you go to general setup there should be an option to update network settings.
The issue you are experiencing is account bug. You must reinstall MioNet and create a new MioNet account, then attach the My Book World to the new account. You will then regain your MioNet access. http://www.MioNet.com/mbvista -- this is the download installer for MioNet which works for blue-ring My Book Worlds. The White-Light My Book World requires different software.
To create a new MioNet account, please use the following instructions:
Part A. Reset MioNet/Anywhere Access
1. Please open your web browsers and enter (without the quotes) "http://<IP address of My Book World>" or "http://mybookworld" in the address bar. The Shared Storage Manager web page will appear. The username and password it requests will be the same as your MioNet username, and the original password used for MioNet (if you changed your password on our website, it does not update the My Book World).
2. Once you have accessed the Western Digital Shared Storage Manager please select "General Setup", then choose "WD Anywhere Access settings". On the following page you will have three buttons to select: please click on the "Stop" button, wait until WD Anywhere Access status goes to "Inactive", then click the "Reset" button. Once the WD Anywhere Access Status goes to "Not Registered," (on older firmware, it will go back to Active), the My Book World has been properly reset. This will return the MioNet software on the My Book World to default settings. It will not harm your stored files.
Part B. Uninstall and Reinstall MioNet (on a computer located on the same network as My Book World)
1. Uninstall MioNet from one of your computers. 2. Insert your Western Digital installation disk or download MioNet from http://www.mionet.com/mbvista and launch the MioNet installer.
NOTE: You must use the installation disk or the link above to create your new account. Certain functionality related to the My Book World is related to the installer you use to register a new MioNet account. Failure to use the proper installer may result in the need to repeat this process.
3. Register as a new user. You will need to specify a new username and E-Mail address. 4. During the installation, MioNet should detect the now reset My Book World. Please add it to your new account.
Part C. Uninstall and Reinstall MioNet on your other computers
1. Uninstall MioNet from your other computers. 2. Install MioNet using the Western Digital installation disk or downloaded from MioNet from http://www.mionet.com/mbvista and launch the MioNet installer. 3. Register as a current user with your new account's information.
Please let us know what your new account name is and we will follow-up with additional information. We will also send you instructions on how to reset that account's password.