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Wd my book broken!!!

I've just bought the wd my book 500gb mirror edition, and formatted the lot of it including all the autorun files like a *** and now nothing at all will read it wot can i do?

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Hi naths99,

Not to worry, you haven't lost the drive, what you have done thou is you formatted over all the software that allowed the drive to mirror your data. But as I said all is not lost. Here's a link that will reinstall all the software that was originally there. HERE! Pick your My Book and away you go!


Good Luck

Mark

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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