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Hi. I once saw a book titled '200 ways to revive a hard drive' but it all comes down to two main Truths. The hard drive has failed do to circuitry or mechanical break down or there is an I/O conflict and your computer does not recognize it. You be the judge. There are companies that repair and or save the data but it can be very expensive. Good Day

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SOURCE: WD 2 TB external HDD asking for password

log in from administrator see if your anti virus's or your windows fire wall is not interrupting if not solved go to run in the start menu type command "chkdsk" "netuser administrator (the password you want to give)"

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You'll need to check and see if the disk is formatted and recognized as a logical disk. To do this, Go to Start, and locate the Run option, and type in diskmgmt.msc or you can go to My Computer, right-click it and select "Manage" from the popup menu. Then, at the bottom of the list to the left, you'll see the Disk Management submenu.
Once you're in the Disk Management applet, click on the WD from the list of available hard drives from the list, and see if the partition is recognized as formated. If it's not formated you may need to format it. If the disk is recognized as RAW disk, then you'll need to first create an extended partition and then format it with NTFS file system. REMEMBER, if you can access the drive from another computer and it's recognized properly in Explorer, then formating it will erase all data on the disk. But if you never used it before (i.e you dont have any data on it) then you can go ahead with the formatting, which should solve your problem if it's a software issue.
If you heard your disk clicking for a while in the past, and you had problems with it: slow reading of files, sluggish in copying files etc. then your hard drive may be mechanically failing and in this case there's nothing you can do to save it. If this is the case and you still have warranty, return the disk to where you bought it from, and ask for a replacement.

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