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My computer does not recognize my Western Digital (WD3200C032) External Hard drive. The hard drive orignally worked fine. Then one day 3 separate computers would not recongize when the USB was plugged into that computer.

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  • farantosgeo Jan 02, 2009

    Other computers cannot recognize my hard disk. On my computer, a message appears often that says: "H:\\$secure" corrupted. I can't find this file in H. What is it?

  • alex_s1982ss Jan 10, 2009

    hi.i have almost the same problem.but mine sounds worse.when i plug-in my WD 160 GB hard drive to the pc windows xp hangs.until i unplugg it.then everything goes back to the first position and when i unplugg i hear that weird sound "whirring".I'll be appreciated if you give me some clues about it.cheers

  • kk12 Jan 23, 2009

    My ED is not recognized and it generates excessive heat.
    Does that mean I cant use my external WD 3200 anymore?
    Pls Help


  • plubeski805 Apr 23, 2009

    My computer is no longer recoghnizing my WD3200C032 external hard drive.

  • Anonymous May 14, 2009

    same **** =[

  • Dshack
    Dshack May 11, 2010

    Have you noticed any peculiar sounds, such as whirring, clinking, etc, or an increase in heat from it?

    Also, have you checked the device manager for the drive, or just My Computer?

    Does the computer not show up at all, or is there a plug-and-play icon for removable media that appears when the drive is plugged in?

    Is the device getting power?



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If u are using a external hard disk case with the normal hard disk
try connecting your hard disk with a new casing.
if it is made as a external hard disk change the cable .
because after a few time usage the cable will not be quite good as new.
After inserting the usb cable in your pc if it shows any warning
information, or any message just give me that too for exact solution

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