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The drive will dissapear from my computer for no reason. It usually happens if im gaming. It only reappears when i restart pc

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Try to plug the hard disk usb cable to backpanel of the CPU.

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Saw on a forum that this could be the default password.. wdcwdcwdcwdcwdcwdcwdcwdcwdcwdcwd


-put DOS on a floppy disk
-add atapwd.exe to the disk
-turn off the computer & connect your Western Digital hard drive.
-turn on the computer and inset floppy
-type atapwd.exe after A:\
-when the menu loads click on your harddrive
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-DO NOT RESTART-...Your harddrive is being formatted.
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THIS WILL DESTROY DATA ON THE HARD DRIVE

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Succes!
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