Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive
I'm plugin the usb but windows says - Usb drive cannot be recognized
1 go to the start menu
2 Right click computer
3 Click manage
4 Go to the storage tab and open it (its in the box on the left side of the screen)
5 Click disk management
6 look for your unusable drive.
7 If the bar is black and it does not say online then you are going to right click the small box on the left side that says "disk X"
8 Pick the 1st option
9 after hitting next a time or two you will have 2 choices to pic from one says something like mass boot or something along them lines do not select that one pick the 2nd option.
10 Hit next till the window closes
11 If the bar is still black right click the black bar
12 Select 1st option
13 Hit next till you see a box that says something like quick format and check that box.
14 Again hit next till its finishes
15 after you finish that the window should show the box with that black bar turn blue and the box on the left will say online.
Sorry i dont have all the terms but i just got help myself and trying to help you all out as well.
Posted on Apr 07, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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