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SOURCE: My Computer does not show: Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 500 GB external USB hard drive

Try freezing it. It sounds crazy, but hear me out... When I got the advice to freeze it, they said freezing also works when a drop causes premature crashing due to hardware failure. I'm a novice, but know enough to be dangerous, so I scrounged the internet trying to find a fix when this happened to me two weeks ago. Mine didn't fall, but started clicking due to hardware malfunction. I was devastated because of course I was too dumb (and cheap) to buy a second hard drive to back up the data on my first one. Lesson learned. Anyway, data recovery was 3 grand or more and I can't afford that so I took the advice of a bunch of people and tried the crazy idea of putting the dumb thing in the freezer. I took the case off using instructions I found on the web and then wrapped it in a white flour sack cloth to absorb moisture and put it in a ziplock in the freezer. After 24 hours freezing I tried again, nothing but obnoxious clicking. Going into Control Panel/Administrative Tools/Computer Management/Device Manager I could see the drive but it said there were no partitions. Windows Explorer wouldn't assign a drive letter. I threw it back in the freezer for 10 days and on a whim last night tried again. The USB 2.0 port on my XP computer is broken and everyone told me not to use Vista if I could help it. So I took a USB hub and plugged it into my USB 1.1 port and then plugged the new hard drive in first and let it boot up. Then I took the frozen hard drive and plugged it in too and I was SHOCKED when Autoplay started running. Maybe the drivers and software from the good drive allowed the bad one to boot up. I don't know. I just know that it didn't work plugged in directly to the USB but it did via the hub good drive first.... Anyway, I have cords running out of the freezer into my laptop which is perched on a chair outside the freezer. I got all my pictures and priceless data off this drive overnight. It did stop a few times (says it can't find the file and the drive stops spinning) and I was able to unplug it, plug it back in and get it going again. It is SLOWER THAN MOLASSES and I would strongly suggest prioritizing your stuff so you get the most important data first because you don't know how long it will run, but I am thrilled beyond belief I got my pictures and home movies back. People told me I was crazy and stupid for freezing a hard drive, but it worked for me so I'm not going to question it. My data is on the new hard drive which I am immediately going to back up onto a second and I will live happily ever after because I didn't need to spend thousands to get my data back. Good luck!

Posted on Aug 13, 2008

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SOURCE: My Computer does not show: Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 500 GB external USB hard drive

Well i got a simple 320 gb external hard drive, and since the first month i had problems, i solve the recovery issue by opening the hard drive, and find it out, the inside was broken, and it got unplugged. so plugged it back and got my info. if your data its more important than 200dlls or less break the thing open, because if you claim the warranty they are not responsible for your information.

Posted on Dec 13, 2008

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SOURCE: HOW TO CHANGE 320GB SATA HDD TO 500GB SATA

Yes. The case doesn't care what size the drive is. The computer is just asking for the USB driver for the case. Check the WD site for the driver for the model of MyBook that you have. That should cover it.

Posted on Dec 27, 2008

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SOURCE: WD My Passport Essential 250GB USB2.0 is not working in WIn 98SE

Try using a Usb 2 cable "The one that came with the WD My Passport " And put it directly to the PC...
In some cases, Like mine, I used an extended cable + the cable that came with the "WD My Passport" and i got the same problem ..
So i simply removed the extended cable and put the put "WD My Passport " directly to the PC with its own cable and the problem was solved to me ..
Samer.F

Posted on Feb 24, 2009

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Is the product still under warranty? You can try http://support.wdc.com/warranty/index_end.asp?lang=en which is the Western Digital Warranty Support pages.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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Hi, HOW TO GET drivers for WDBAAA3200?


Try this link and see if it may help you out:

http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=1811198

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WD My Passport Essential USB 3.0 portable hard drive is not working on Windows Server 2003, please help me.


Try to flash the motherboard with the latest bios update ..... When it comes to the usb problem ...the motherboard needs to be updated......

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Impossibile installare driver


You should not need to install any drivers. This is a plug and play device.

Mar 01, 2011 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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WD external HDD my passport 500 Gb . It's not correctly installed into my PC - PC can't find driver. System Windows XP


Maybe it's a power issue. Try a shorter usb cord or try a different usb port. If you are using an usb hub, try to connect the hard disk straight to the pc.

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Dear Sirs, I need the Windows 98 Driver for Western Digital USB External HardDisk 320 GB ? I use COMPAQ Presario with Windows XP to hook up the External Harddisk right know. The External...


Sory to report - from Western Digital support site

Uses SES Drivers
7, Vista, XP
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Not Supported
Server 2008, Server 2003, 2000 Server, 2000, ME, 98SE, 98, 95
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Win 98 is not a supported OS, for that drive.

Jan 27, 2011 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

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Not detected in xp


hi

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

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Wd passport


Not all DVD-players support DivX encoding of movies.
Check that your DVD-player does support DivX.

Dec 31, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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Xp can't find the drivers


It does not need any drivers it's Plug&Play you just need working USB slot. Try to connect it to another USB.

Apr 18, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 320GB...

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Ibm t43, xp pro won't recognize my WD 320 passport


Well, that IBM is from 2004, the usb port and drivers is to old for the WD 320 who requries USB 2.0. Thats why your IBM dosent recognize it, your IBM getting wrong signal from the WD thrue the old usb port.
I dont think you gona make those items to work properly togher M8, sorry

Nic

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