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Unlock password for wd my book essential 1.5tb ext drive

Ext hard drive locked itself with password when xp system failed. my book essential 1.5tb

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Have you tried running a virus scan on this hard drive. Viruses can pop up in many forms and mess a lot of things up.

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The simple way to do this is to send to service. They will unlock it for you. I have made the same thing and it worked

Posted on Mar 16, 2010

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First, download AVG antivirus2_bing.gif at file:///C:/Users/Owner/Desktop/AVG%20Free%20-%20Antivirus%20Download%20Best%20Virus%20Protection.URL
then reboot yor machine while holding the F8 key as it boots back up. A menu will apear. Choose -->"start windows in safe mode with networking".
The os will start in safe mode. run an AVG2_bing.gif virus scan, then run Defrag by exploring your computer, right click on the drive letter, click PROPERTIES, then the TOOLS tab, click the "check now" button, and only checkmark the top box 'fix file system errors', then click ok, the computer will then tell you it will scan upon next reboot., Now click the DEFRAG NOW button. the choose defrag. After Defrag runs for about an hour and it is finished, restart the system. If it still won't run normally, go back into Safemode buy pressing F8 on reboot2_bing.gif, then run a registry fixing program such as uniblue registrybooster, then reboot again.
Good luck.

Posted on Apr 24, 2010

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I believe this drive works with the Mionet program? If so, go to the Mionet website, and you should be able to get reminders, and/or reset the password.

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WD 1TB drive only shows up as a 10GB hard drive

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When I plug my 1TB WD external hardrive into my laptop the light with the lock on it lights up and my laptop doesn't respond to it at all.

It says it is password protected...
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U need to unlock the drive with the help of the password that is used in the software supplied along with it....

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Forgotten wd my book essential drive unlock password

I believe this drive works with the Mionet program? If so, go to the Mionet website, and you should be able to get reminders, and/or reset the password.

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I have XP and my WD hard drive will not recognize?

Try a different "data" cable between the computer and the WD unit.

Try connecting the unit to a different computer.
If it still does not work, then either:
* the USB-to-disk-drive adapter, inside the casing, has failed,
* the disk-drive, inside the casing, has failed.

Disassemble the unit, and remove the disk-drive.
Connect the disk-drive as a "slave" disk-drive to a computer, to see if the disk-drive is OK, i.e., the USB-interface is the problem.

Copy the serial-number of the disk-drive, and use it to "check warranty status" on WD's web-site. If the drive is still under warranty, WD will replace it.
If not under warranty, WD has a "Customer Loyalty Program", i.e., buy another MyBook through their web-site, and get about a 20% discount, as a current WD customer.

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