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WD1600BEVT-60ZCT0 Not detecting - Western Digital WD1600BEVT-60ZCT0 - 160GB 5.4K RPM SATA 2.5"" Hard Disk Drive HDD"

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  • etrc_new Apr 20, 2014

    Hi Balaji R, I want to help you with your problem, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? This is a PATA/IDE 2.5" internal hard drive for a laptop. Did the HDD ever work, in your experience ? How are you trying to connect to your computer ? (As an internal drive, do you have more than internal disk drive in your computer ? or as external HDD in a caddy through a USB interface and cable ?)

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    Balaji R Apr 21, 2014

    Hi atrc_new! I'm using IDE 2.5" WD1600BEVT-60ZCT0 HDD. Few days back it started started malfunctioning. My Laptop is not even DETECTING hdd connected to my Laptop. I have also tried to connect my HDD by using external USB 2.0 HDD casing with my PC & tried to diagnose it by using wd lifeguard diagnostic tool. But when i connect the HDD to my PC it is getting enumerated & displaying the partitions. But i'm not able to access those partitions & as soon as my PC displays the Partitions it is getting hanged. Only after removing my HDD only it is coming back to normal. I've also tried to Write Zero's using that Life gaurd Tool but it is taking too much time & it is getting hanged.

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    Balaji R Apr 21, 2014

    I have also tried with Linux. In linux it is showing the partitions & files Clearly but i cant able to format the drive bcos it is taking too much time & also getting hanged. Any help regarding the issue is appretiated. Thank you for your kind support.

  • etrc_new Apr 21, 2014

    Which Windows operating system are you using ? Try using the WD1600BEVT in the external enclosure with a USB lead. When you insert the connector into your computer, what happens ? Are there any messages at the bottom right of your screen ?

  • Balaji R
    Balaji R Apr 21, 2014

    Hi etrc_new! I'm using Windows 7 32 Bit PC. When i tried to connect my HDD with External enclosure in USB 2.0 port i'm getting the "Found new Hardware" & also i checked the Device manager fow New USB is found there too. But if i try to open My Computer & Click on the Partitions it is getting hanged.

  • etrc_new Apr 21, 2014

    OK. There are two things to try now. First, in Device manager, under USB devices, identy the entry that corresponds to your WD1600BEVT. Double click on it, and in the window that opens, select the Drivers tab, Click the uninstall button. Be sure you have selected the entry for your WD1600BEVT. All modern WD HDDs use Miscrosoft drivers so there shouldn't be problem installing them again. Ejeect the WD1600BEVT. Reboot your computer, and when it's done, connect the WD1600BEVT by the USB port again. It should say, in addition to to 'Founfd new Hardware', things like 'Searching for drivers' 'and your new hardware is set up and ready to use'. Is your disk accessible now ? You may have some difficulty because you have tried to reformat this disk and you may have damaged some of the data on it. 22.April.2014



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OK then. I assume the problem was solved by the procedure described in the last comment box - re-install USB disk drivers.


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