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Windows XP will not recognize my WD 250GB Harddrive

My computer will not recognize my WD 250GB External Harddrive anymore. I plug it in the USB drive and my harddrive instantly turns on (even though I never actually turn it on). The computer still does not recognize it. It's not recognized in any of my roommates computers either and I've tried different USB cords. Does anyone know anyway of fixing this problem?

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  • djroach Feb 09, 2009

    No it doesn't. Not one that I've noticed anyway. Once I turn on the Harddrive it won't turn off without being unplugged. If it were to make a tick what would I do?



  • Anonymous Feb 22, 2009

    Same issue here. It worked on an XP machine and Vista, then nothing. Lights turn on, but not recognized by any PCs. Tried 4 computers 3 XP 1 Vista.

    Tried every combination of off/on, plug/unplug, changed wires, etc...Very frustrating. I did not backup my backup drive....

    WD needs to provide some support on this issue.


  • James Louie Puro
    James Louie Puro May 11, 2010

    does it produces a sound like tick when you plug it?

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Just plug your USB HDD directly into your MBoard's USB port...

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