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WD My Book Essential 320 GB & Windows ME compatability?

I received this one for Christmas [ ] but I have Windows ME operating system on my computer. Does anyone know if perhaps it is possible to get this to work on ME by downloading drivers and such? I emailed Western Digital but I wanted to check here as answers will probably come quicker.

The plug and play came up and said it could not find the driver, so I went to Settings > Control Panel > Add Hardware and found "Unknown Device" on the list and picked it. I enabled it and restarted the computer. It still didn't work. So I repeated the Add Hardware and found it on the list, this time it was enabled but it said ... "Device is already installed, but it has a problem. Device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed (Code 10)."

It searched for a driver and used the default Windows USB one (C:\WINDOWS\INF\USB.INF) but it didn't work. Has anyone successfully used this model on Windows ME and if so, please help :(

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  • Anonymous Dec 27, 2008

    i have the same problem except my os is windows vista

  • Anonymous Jan 07, 2009

    I have the same problem has any body found a solution?



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I had such an issue but really don't remember how I solved it. But I know that is a problem with Plug&Play enumerator. I recommend you to try it with Linux Live CD. I fixed code 10 error with a sound card by booting from Mandriva One 2007 Live cd. The sound started to work in Mandriva and after closing it in Xp as well.

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