Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive
My m8 has just got me this drive. he loaded it up with stuff on his pc but now when i plug it inot my lap top the drive does not appear in my computer. Dispite it installing itself and saying "your hardware is installed and ready to use" It also seems to show up in the device manager as USB mass storage device and appears to be working properly. However still does not appear in my computer. Ive tried various usb ports, rebooting, etc> Help would be appreciated. Thanks Dino Well I bought My Book essential edition of 1tb and I have the same problem of you guys. The disk doesnt appear in My computer. I've contacted wd and they told me to change it if its still in warranty. Any ideas?
Check the driver letter assignement, and make sure there is no conflict on that (happened to me on my laptop as well).
I found out by reading this: www.devicedriverfinder.com/blog/device-errors/external-hard-drive-troubleshooting
Definitely don't format if not required, you can first try to restore the MBR.
Posted on Mar 02, 2009
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