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I am using a macbook pro. My external hard drive (WD My Passport USB 3.0 1TB Black) wont allow me to open the hard drive any longer (It was working fine, and then i disconnected it and re-connected it later on in the day to find that it no longer opened). The LED indicator light on the HDD is still functioning, but it now makes a weird whirring sort of noise for about 3 mins before rendering silent. Is this fix-able?
You can download a program from WD called Data lifeguard Diagnostic for windows there is a floppy and a windows program. I made a bootable floppy and started my computer with the floppy and typed windlg.exe and followed the instructions...http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/1329/~/how-to-create-a-data-lifeguard-diagnostics-bootable-cd
Posted on Jan 03, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Plug the drive into your PC.
Right Click on My Computer (or Computer in Vista/Windows 7) and select Manage.
Click on Disk Management.
Right Click the Volume in question and select Format. Select FAT32 in the options.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
SOURCE: 80 gb wd passport
Maybe it might be that the hard drive is dead , you can test if it works by connecting it to another computer or device (ps3) if it works (reads/writes) you might want to try this http://www.aeonity.com/trialerror .You can burn a live cd (Operating system on cd) and this might detect your drive if its a usb driver problem (used to detect USB devices).
Posted on Oct 14, 2008
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