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Re: ibm t43, xp pro won't recognize my WD 320 passport
Well, that IBM is from 2004, the usb port and drivers is to old for the WD 320 who requries USB 2.0. Thats why your IBM dosent recognize it, your IBM getting wrong signal from the WD thrue the old usb port.
I dont think you gona make those items to work properly togher M8, sorry
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The Driver and software are built in, Stored on the WD it's self.. all you need to do is plug it in. It is a plug and play device.
WD Passport is not supported on XP or Vista 64bit Xp and Vista do not put enough power to the usb ports to fire up the drive. there is a cable you can get from WD that plugs into 2 USB ports to solve this issue.
The Western Digital My Passport line, besides the Essential Series, is originally formated for a Mac (in the HFS+ format) and as such cannot be read by Windows PCs. You can either get a program to read the External such as Macdrive, or format it to NTFS or FAT32; formats that are readable by Windows. I would recommend formatting it to NTFS, because you can only transfer up to 4 Gigabyte files to FAT32, while NTFS is nearly limitless.
If the usb hub is not recognizing the external drive it means you may need to install the hub drivers for your pc. Especially if you're running XP since xp finds the drivers own its own. Go to control panel, click on add hardware. Make sure the device is connected to the pc. Go to Device Manager, scroll down till you see yellow symbols or question marks. Highlight the yellow ?'s click next and Voila it will tell you what is missing. Hope this helps.
I just spoke to WD support...here is how to solve your problem:( I had the same problem and it works great now) 1. Connect your WD ext. drive. 2. Click open Computer. 3. Double click open the WD blue icon. 4. Double click open WD_Windows Tools. 5. Double click open WD drive manager. 6. Double click open the Setup icon for Vista 64 (the other icon is for x86 windows) run the setup and it will take care of your problem. enjoy!
The problems is this: at this point, Western Digital is not supporting Vista 64-bit with any of their related software. Granted, some things will still work while using the 32-bit version, but some won't, and the backup software is a prime example of the latter.
You might try downloading the latest version of the software from here:
Chances are, it will still barf, but it can't hurt to try it out. An alternative is to use another backup application; the one included with Vista ought to work. I wish I had better news, and believe me, as a user of both XP 64 and Vista 64, I feel your pain.