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Western Digital Elements external hardrive corrupted & unaccessable

Hello I've had a Western Digital Elements external hardrive [500 meg] for about 2 years now & I've just got myself a new laptop [with Vista] however I'm getting the error that the external drive is corrupted & unreadable. I've been told that if I could get access to it then I could do some for of 'disc-doctor' on it, but how can I do that if every time I try to get in there I get the same response..?
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Chris

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  • jmheaton Jan 15, 2009

    I have essentially the same problem on a 1TB external drive from WD.

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    Mohammed Ebrahim M Jul 02, 2017

    Do you need the data that was already in the harddisk?

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Here is a tedious solution that works. Use MioNet and move all the files you want to keep to another drive or another computer, then delete everything from the MyBookWorld. Remove MioNet from all computers. Next access the drive's built in Shared Storage Manager with a web browser. Check the pdf manual on the install disk to find out how. Create a new shared folder and then move everything you want on the drive into the new folder WITHOUT using MioNet. Map the shared folder as a network drive for easy access. Never, ever, EVER use MioNet again and all should be good. The drive works, the MioNet software does not.

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hey im the same person who just posted above. i went to WD's website, and it said unplug the hard drive from the computer, and unplug it from the power source. then plug it into the power outlet, wait for it to spin up, then plug it in via USB/Firewire, whatever. it worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you.

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SOURCE: XP doesn't recognize my external 500 GB WD My book essential edition hard drive

I had the same problem some have posted about. I had a lot of data on my drive and then one day it didn't show up in "My Computer" anymore. I had to assign a separate drive letter to the external drive.

Plug in the drive.
Right click on "My Computer"
Click on "Manage
Click on "Disk Management"
On the bottom half of the right side you should find "My Book" assigned to a disk number.
Right click on "My Book"
Click "Change Drive Letter and Paths"
Click Change
Select a new drive letter and hit OK

Hope this helps some people out.

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SOURCE: Broken Western Digital Elements 320gb external hard drive

hello,
there is nothing to do. you should brought new one. there is no other way.
thanks
ramesh

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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