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My name is Mike Laidlaw. I need a a driver for my Western Digital external hard drive My Book 1130 Essential.

I'm looking for a driver for the My Book 1130. If you can proved direct, or a web site that has it. Its no longer available from WD.

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Click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager scroll through all of your devices

or for windows 7 click start right click on computer select properties in the left pane device manager scroll through all of your devices.


If you see a yellow question or exclamation mark ? ! or a red X you will need to update the drivers for this device right click select update driver/reinstall driver software.


If you can see your usb device but its not working scroll to Ports(Com&Ltd) right click to update driver

If you computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it


or you might have to download them

Rather doing a driver hunt which can take hours.


http://download.cnet.com/slimdrivers-free/3000-18513_4-75279940.html

Windows XP/Vista/7/8

This might take some time being a freeware driver solution


Note: The Driver program will find all of your outdated drivers


This will automatically search for and find the correct driver you will have to update every driver individually once you update you might be asked whether you want to restart or make a system restore point.


Click no to both of these then continue updating each driver free then restart once all of the drivers have been updated.


also at cnet

http://download.cnet.com/2000-20_4.html

on the home page you should see a search tab just type in what you are looking for


IE: Motherboard name sound drivers.


Place a tick in either windows software or all software box.


You might have to try a few times to get it right.


http://download.cnet.com/drivermax/3000-18513_4-10572602.html

Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7/8 free driver program


http://download.cnet.com/drivers-for-free/3000-18512_4-75548155.html

Windows XP/2003/Vista/Server 2008/7/8 free drivers



http://www.downloadcollection.com/device_doctor.htm

Device Doctor is a freeware Windows application that scans your computer hardware and checks to see if there are new driver updates available for your devices. It also locates drivers for Unidentified Devices in the Windows Device Manager. This tool was designed to be very simple and easy to use


http://www.innovative-sol.com/drivermax/

free program, paid update available



Hope this helps.

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Well i got a simple 320 gb external hard drive, and since the first month i had problems, i solve the recovery issue by opening the hard drive, and find it out, the inside was broken, and it got unplugged. so plugged it back and got my info. if your data its more important than 200dlls or less break the thing open, because if you claim the warranty they are not responsible for your information.

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I have solved a similar problem to this. My laptop would not allow me to get to my WD Passport. The driver was fine and no errors were reported - it recognised the drive when I ran the hardware removal utility - I just couldn't see it from any of my windows applications and therefore couldn't get to any data.

The problem was that the passport was being designated as E:\ but my laptop already has a network drive mapped to E:\. When I am in the office the computer connects the network drive to E:/ and so my passport automatically picks the next available letter - F:\. Away from the office, the network drive is still buit shows as "disconnected network drive" and somehow the laptop gets confused into designating both the the passport and the disconnected network drive to the same letter. so the passport is not visible in My Computer.

To fix it I went to My Computer, right clicked on the disconnected network drive and select Disconnect from the options there. And hey presto the passport appeared!

You can see which letter your USB HDD is assigned in the device manager in XP. Right click on the device and go to the Volumes tab - click on Populate and the drive letter should be shown there. If that doesn't match what you see under that letter in My Computer it looks like you have a similar problem & so disconnecting whatever is there in My computer might help.

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If its under warranty then get it sent back.

If its not then almost any 3.5 " external sata enclosure will do so long as it has its own power supply. and if that supply is a wall-wart then should you pooch that, they are so easy to pick up and replace.

If you need quick access to the files remove the disk and fit it to a suitable computer.



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SOURCE: I need a manual for Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 1T

Your unit manual can be downloaded from
http://www.westerndigital.com/en/library/library.asp?t=2
the model is WDBAAF0010HBK
Please rate this solution. Thanks.

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