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WD Passport (External Hardrive) Not being read by computer at all

Ive used this hard drive for the past few months and its worked great until this week. I plugged it into the computer and the first thing I noticed was that it did not autoplay. So i went into the "My Computer" Folder to find that it wasn't even shown there. Even the safe removal button wasn't showing up as if no device was connected. The weird thing is that the device's power light was on so it was getting power from the machine. The big problem is I just backed up alot of information and documents on that drive and if i cannot access it, i will never get it back. Anyone's help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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  • darklink520 May 29, 2009

    Where is "System" is that in the boot menu or what?

  • darklink520 May 29, 2009

    I'm going into start, control panel, system, hardware tab, device manager, then i look under disk drives and there is only one drive, no WD. Am i doing the right thing?

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Go to "system" in windows remove anything that pertains to this drive or, "usb" to this drive restart the computer and, the computer should find and, reinstall the software if not WD will have the software on their website

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    in xp go to start, control panel, system ( find and, remove the drive symbol) then restart go to start,control panel add new devices search for software for your device on the internet

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Can you hear the drive spinning? I had the exact same problem, but the drive was not spinning, I had to replace the power supply cord, it lost "some" of its power and would not spin drive

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Right click on the drive. Click Auto-Play.
Select Take-No-Action for all types of media.

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SOURCE: I have forgot password for my WD my passport external hardrive. How do i change this without deleting files?

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You could try this software it sounds pretty good although I have not used it so I am unable to direct you on how but it reads as though it has a password reset tool as well as windows password cleaner and a blank the password utility on any user that has a valid account on windows system and many other tools you might find helpful http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html USB Hard Drives

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