Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
I believe you are going to have to find it thru yout MY Computer explorer screen (bunch of folders) Double click my computer icon
you will see drive letters.. then click on My book etc...see if you can find it ..Right click > Properties>Autoplay>prompt me each time to chose an option....
then it will ask you what you want it to do each time you plug it in..
let me know if this helps...
Posted on Jul 01, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Dec 11, 2013 | Western Digital Passport Computers &...
i noticed you ran the chkdsk utility on this drive did you try to repair bad sectors or just files
click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes
automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start
you might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box if still no joy
try to use the external hard drive in a different computer and check whether you are able to access the data that is present on the external hard drive or you can try to connect it to a different port and check
hope this helps
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