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Western Digital 500G Book drive

HELP! I am a photographer who has backed up thousands of photos onto my Western Digital 500G Book. It worked great for several months and now, it turns itself off randomly and my Windows XP desktop doesn't even see it! I am really concerned about losing my data - what can I do??

Stu

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  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    I have managed to recover my photographs...however....my XP still does not recogize the drive nor can I format it.....HELP ANYONE.

  • Darkxwolf Jan 28, 2009

    windows dectects but pauses on found new hardwear,
    wont dectect in any partion softwear run from boot, such as

    Hiren’s BootCD 9.7
    however i am in process of taking it apart to see if it the usb side thats the problem


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Try with R-Studio software and never 100% beleve to any backup medium.

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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Hi all

I just bought one of these as well and after having it a week it crapped out on me. I'll try downloading the driver and se what happens.

Yums

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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Hi stuhubbard. "joul" posted this fix in response to my WD issues. Check it out....

"joul"
I had the same problem today and I solved it...
Go to the Western Digital official website, choose your model and download the driver for win98..it works magically with XP. Fast and easy :)


My WD fixed itself, but this seems like a likely fix if you are still having problems. Perhaps let "joul" know if this is useful for you.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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