Question about Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE (WDXML800UETE) 80 GB Hard Drive

1 Answer

My computer does not detect WD 500GB external hard drive

It does get detected on other computer

Posted by on

  • bluebug Mar 17, 2009

    My brand new Macbook  can detect my  WD 500GB external hard drive no problem, but my PC cannot. Help!  I need to transfer all my music and photos!

  • M Norwood May 11, 2010

    Define 'other computer'. Tell us what OS you are using on both Machines, what format the drive is in, etc.

×

1 Answer

It may need to be plugged into a powered USB hub to get it to work.
I've had the same problem on certain PCs and plugging it directly into a powered hub resolves that problem. I picked up a small powered hub just for that reason that I keep with my drives.

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Storejet 25m 500gb not detected in my computer. device driver problem found. device driver software cannot reinstall.


Perhaps you should download updated software of your external hard drive. If still not working maybe your external hard drive is not supported by your OS or isn't compatible with your OS.

Jul 02, 2011 | Transcend StoreJet 25 Mobile 500GB USB 20...

1 Answer

Hd will not read and puts up error code 43


I had the same problem with a WD external hard drive. I tried it in multiple computers and it was never recognized. I uninstalled the driver from the same screen where you see the error 43 message, then swapped the USB cable connecting the drive... and then the computer detected it. It suggested a chkdsk which I ran, it looks like its back to normal now

Nov 25, 2010 | Maxtor OneTouch 4 500GB External USB 2.0...

2 Answers

Not detected in xp


hi

go to WD site and get drivers for XP downlod and run that then try hopw fully it will work

May 25, 2010 | Western Digital My Passport Essential...

1 Answer

My seagate hard drive cannot be detected on the desktop anymore. Any ideas what to do? I have a Mac Powerbook G4


am not so sure if this is a similar issue with iomega external drive in which the drive wont show up on My Computer but when the external drive was plugged into an ubuntu machine the drive was being detected and working just fine.

Please try to do the same. plug your external drive to an ubuntu machine and lets see if it can be detected. If it is then the hard disk has a similar issue with iomega drives. check this link.

Apr 05, 2010 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM,...

1 Answer

My windows 7 cannot detect WD 500GB hard drive, what should i do now??


ive just installed windows 7 and my slave hard disk cannot be detected plz help ive my thing in the slave hard disk idont have a sollution but a problem plz help

Dec 30, 2009 | Western Digital 500GB My Book World...

1 Answer

Seagate 50gb external drive - not recog on computer


It could be your USB or firewire. i had a problem with my h drive and now i'm using a ps3 usb cable instead

Sep 10, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM,...

2 Answers

Can no longer recognize my external hard drive


I cannot get my computer to detect my external hard drive. It worked fine before? Now i get this clicking sound.Please help.

Nov 15, 2008 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM,...

1 Answer

WD Hard Drive Not Detecting


Yes, this can be done via the user web interface, by typing in mybookworld or wdstorage into the web browser and the shared storage manager should come up. If you go to general setup there should be an option to update network settings.

Oct 31, 2008 | Western Digital 500GB My Book World...

2 Answers

System will not detect my Seagate ST3500641CB-RK 500gb external hard disk


if your system some virus hope it is not read......better you try any other some card reader or pen driver if it read you try other OS ....

Jun 07, 2008 | Seagate (9Y7275557) 400 GB Hard Drive

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE (WDXML800UETE) 80 GB Hard Drive Logo

2,616 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Hard Drives Experts

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Mark Taylor
Mark Taylor

Level 3 Expert

728 Answers

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Hard Drive Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...