Question about Western Digital Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Wd passport showing format

Yesterday it was working very well but today its showing message, u need to format the disk before use it

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Champion:

    An expert who has answered 200 questions.

  • Expert
  • 224 Answers

If you do not need the data then you can format it. But if you do need the data _do not_ format it.

If you google around you can find recovery software that can help. Or consider an online data recovery service that will do all the work for you like http://FreeDataRecovery.us

Posted on Jan 09, 2013

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: WD Passport

i need the instalation

Posted on Oct 05, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: WD Passport Essential 160gb with PowerBook G4

The problem is that your powerbook G4 does not provide enough power to your 160gb passport HD. This does not happens to the new Macs with intel inside.
There are several ways to fix it:
1) Go to West Digital Website and buy a "Power Buster Cable USB" (that connect your 2 USB ports to your passport HD in order to provide more power). I think that it costs 10$. This is the link: http://www.wdc.com/en/products/accessories.asp?ProdID=170
2) The other solution is easier. If you have an external USB hard drive with two USB ports, or a DVD/CD burner with two usb ports, you can pug your passport in one of the ports while the other HD or DVD/CD burner is connected to you PowerBook. You will be able to see and use your q60gb Passport HD.

Posted on Oct 25, 2008

Jim1969pa3
  • 152 Answers

SOURCE: Western Digital WD Passport external hard drive not working!

Sometimes drives fail to spin up. they normally whine a little. Can you hear it spinning? If not bump it as if to try spinning it. If the drive spins up, get all of your data off ASAP.

Posted on Apr 14, 2009

Crankstart
  • 696 Answers

SOURCE: Western Digital WD Passport external hard drive not working!

Hi,

The problem you're having is not at all uncommon. The external drive may simply have been disconnected improperly or may have experience a small power surge while it was writing files.

The files on the drive are most likely still retrievable should you need them. If you already have copies of all of them you can simply reformat the drive and recopy them to it. If you do not have copies, whatever you do, do not format the drive.

Assuming the damage is logical(lost the partition table), your files should be recoverable through a relatively inexpensive data recovery process. Should the drive turn out to actually be failing they are likely still recoverable but this tends to be more expensive.

There are a lot of good companies that can handle this type of recovery. The one I often use for my clients it Armor-IT Data Recovery. Although they have recently gone private(gov't contracts) you can still find them by searching the above on google and they still do private work out of Canada, they just don't advertise anymore.

Hope this helps FixYa

Chris

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

  • 244 Answers

SOURCE: WD 500 GB Passport Formatting error

you may have a FAT32/NTFS format problem between your wd500 and your pc. or differently formatted partitions. right click on their device letters on 'my computer' and look at 'properties'. should tell you how they're formatted and # of partitions, etc.
just a guess!
good luck!

Posted on Sep 29, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My WD My Passport external Hard Drive ! TB formatted for Mac is not reading my files


A Windows PC computer will not read files on the WD hard drive that has been formatted on a MAC.
The fix.
Copy your photos onto the MAC computer then remove the WD hard drive and connect it to your Windows PC and format the WD hard drive in FAT32 file system.
After formatting has been completed remove the WD hard disk and connect it to the MAC computer. The MAC can read and write to a Windows FAT32 formated hard disk. You can now copy the photos from the MAC to the WD hard disk. When copying is complete, remove the WD hard drive and connect the WD hard drive to your Windows PC and you can now copy the photo from the WD hard disk to your Windows PC.

Mar 05, 2012 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...

1 Answer

My Mac can't see my WD My Passport USB 3.0 it could, but now it can't I just get a flashing white LED


Ensure that the drive is formatted for a Mac to read. Try using Disk Utility (Applications>Utilities>Disk Utility) If it is only showing up there, then it is likely a formatting issue. If it does not show up there, there is likely a problem with the disk.

Feb 27, 2011 | Western Digital 1TB My Passport Essential...

1 Answer

I'm not able to write files to my WD passport drive. It works fine in XP, but I have a Mac only..really not sure wat to do here..sos!


If the WD has been formatted in NTFS then the MAC cannot read or copy to this hard disk.
To make it compatible for the PC and MAC, format the WD Passport drive on your XP computer in FAT32 format. Then you can copy and exchange files between the PC and MAC.

Dec 26, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

My WD passport will not pull up all folders and ask to format..


Run Chkdsk on the passport. To do it follow the steps.

Run the "Command Prompt" as am Administrator.
on "C:>" type chkdsk <your passport drive letter>: /f /r
after finished the check disk remove your passport and re insert it.

Apr 17, 2017 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

2 Answers

How to format WD Passport 1TB to FAT32 I have used WD external 500GB passport drive with my samsung 1080p9 dvd player successfully WD 1TB passport drive is not recognised by dvd player


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.

Dec 24, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

1 Answer

My WD 250GB passport portable hard drive is not recognized


If your system detects the connected device that is a good start. Was the drive formatted for another operating system? Certainly try the drive on another system and/or another drive on your system.

Aug 26, 2009 | Western Digital WD Passport 250GB Portable...

1 Answer

Western Digital removable HD devise not found


For Western Digital Passport make sure you use the prigina;l USB cable or a replacement. They are not all the same. WD uses a propriatary cable with an extra power line I believe.

Apr 12, 2009 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Computers & Internet Logo

Related Topics:

31 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Marcin

Level 2 Expert

191 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76649 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4340 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...