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WD 1TB working properly for some time

I have a WD 1TB it worked properly for some time but now when i am starting the system the external is also getting on & it is working properly for sometime. But after some time it is not showing up in mycomputer & computer management but it is showing up in device manager. so plz i need urgent assistance.

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  • sureshm20f Feb 27, 2009

    if i start the system again it will work for sometime but after some while the problem is again arising the EX HD is not showing up in mycomputer&computer management but it is showing in device manager, the light in external HD is also glowing but in mycomputer it is not showing up. can anyone tell me wht is the problem & solution.

  • sureshm20f Feb 28, 2009

    hi to everyone



    i have scanned my HDD using HiTune Pro then i found some damaged blocks. so now i want to know how can i repair the damaged blocks does anyone has suggestions.



    thnks in advance...

  • bassass May 11, 2010

    check to see if you have a reset on the hard drive..mine does should be on the back maybe try that

  • bassass May 11, 2010

    try starting the computer with out the external drive hooked up..then hook it up

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    windows cant find the divice. not in disk management either. but it shows up in units an priter in the controlpanel- where it says it works fine... need the data on the disk so thanks for any help

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Make sure the power supply (power brick) for the mybook is working. (unplug both ends or the power cable and plug back end)

do the same for the USB cable. Still no luck? Plug the USB connector into a different port on the PC and see if that changes your luck.

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    Rob Feb 28, 2009

    whilst it is "working", have you went into the disk manager (start, run, diskmgmt.msc, ) and assigned a different letter to the drive, such as "M:"? then, perhaps whatever conflict you are having may cease. May not, but just might. Try it...

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