Question about Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500 GB USB Hard Drive

Open Question

Incorrect parameters Hard drive stopped working File cannot be read says parameters aren't correct. other external drive work fine

Posted by Anonymous on

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

  • 395 Answers

SOURCE: The file system of my hard drive become RAW.

http://www.z-a-recovery.com/unformat-tutorial.htm

This tutorial describes the procedure to recover one volume when

  • the volume was accidentally formatted
  • Windows reports the volume is "raw filesystem", or "not formatted"
  • An external drive failed, either flash (so called "thumb drive") or an hard disk connected using USB or FireWire enclosure.
  • MFT is corrupt on the NTFS volume, rendering filesystem partially or completely unreadable
The recovery is done in seven steps, requiring about eleven (11) mouse clicks. Note: The older than current versions of ZAR might have been used to create the screenshots in this tutorial. We did not update the screenshots if there is no significant difference between older and current versions. If you see some option in the program which is not described in the tutorial, just leave it at its default setting.
box-btm-l.gif box-btm-r.gif
plashkablue_left.gif Step 1 - Get, install, and start ZAR
plashkablue_right.gif box-top-l.gif box-top-r.gif Download and install ZAR just like you do with any regular program.
When you run it, ZAR displays the window like the one below:
t-unformat-startup.gif
  1. Click "Next >>"
box-btm-l.gif box-btm-r.gif

plashkablue_left.gif Step 2 - Select processing mode
plashkablue_right.gif box-top-l.gif box-top-r.gif t-unformat-mode.gif
  1. Select "Recover data from a simple volume or from a functional RAID volume"
  2. Click "Next >>"
box-btm-l.gif box-btm-r.gif

plashkablue_left.gif Step 3 - Select physical device to recover
plashkablue_right.gif box-top-l.gif box-top-r.gif t-unformat-phys.gif
  1. Select the appropriate hard drive
  2. Click "Next >>" for a list of volumes (logical disks) on this hard drive

Posted on Nov 28, 2008

  • 81 Answers

SOURCE: My WD 2T external My Book hard drive is not working

You will need to try formatting the drive. You can do this from the drive management section on the Mac.

Posted on Jul 10, 2009

  • 112 Answers

SOURCE: External Hard drive wont show files or name

Have you tried using ext hdd on another computer?

I suggest running diagnostics ASAP. Many can be found on the internet for free or fee.

Top 7 Free Hard Drive Testing Tools

Manufacturer's Test Utilities

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

  • 739 Answers

SOURCE: Can't drag items into WD external hard drive (Mac OS X)

OK Where did the files on the drive come from if you can't write to it?
I'm suspecting that It's come from a PC and the disk is formatted NTFS.
Macs can read the NTFS but cannot write to it. They can read and write to FAT and other DOS formats.
If you are only going to use it on your Mac then you will have to reformat the drive.
First, copy every file you need to keep onto your HD (if you have room) then use Disk Utility (in the Utilities Folder) to erase and refomat as Mac OS Extended (Journalled).
Then copy all your files back on
If you need to use the drive on both Mac and Windows use the MS_DOS (FAT) option.

Posted on Oct 17, 2009

lock123
  • 6831 Answers

SOURCE: 640 GB WD element hard drive has no power

Hello

Okay , so there are some steps to figure out what is wrong with your external.

Firstly , if your computer makes a sound when you plug in your external , go to Start-Control Panel-Administrative Tools-Computer Management-Disk Management , and see if your external drive is listed here with your local drives. If it is listed , right click on the drive and change the drive letter to make it appear in "my computer".

If your drive does not make a connection sound when connecting to your computer and also does not show up , please follow the next step.

Remove the hard drive from the casing if possible and install it in your computer case or another external case.If the drive works , the problem is with the casing and you can ignore the drive.

Now , if the problem is with the casing , there are still 3 possibilities.

  1. The USB cable between the drive and the computer may be damaged.
  2. The circuit board which connects your drive to the interface of the external may be blown.
  3. The power supply (if applicable) may have a blown transformer.
The latter is the easiest to diagnose , does your external light up at all when you plug in the power? If not , then this is probably your problem. On the bottom of the adapter is a label which you will be able to use to have a new adapter made at your local electronics shop and this will cost about $30 max. They will also be able to test the adapter with a clamp meter to see if this is really the problem and this should be free.

The second component you want to test is the USB cable. If you have a printer , swop out the cables and see if your printer functions normally. Most externals use the same connector so you should be able to test it in this manner. If the cable works go on to the last step. If the cable is defective , replace it with a new one which you can find for about $10 at most electronics and chain stores.

The last component to test is the circuit board. This is a bit of a grey zone as you probably won't be able to spot the blown component unless it failed really badly. With the casing already opened , locate the external's circuit board and check to see if you have any blackened components or fluids leaking from some components. If all the other components of the external worked perfectly , then this is the faulty part. It is not really economical to replace the circuit as most of the time it is out of production by the time you need to replace it and it still costs a lot even if it is available so if your drive is working perfectly when connected via sata or IDE on your computer , the best is to buy a new casing and place your old drive in the new casing.

A casing costs about $50 and you could get it at most tech shops and big chain stores like Best Buy.

I hope this solves your problem and please reply if you need more help.

Kind Regards
Andrea

Posted on Sep 29, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

The parameter incorrect


The parameter is incorrect

Symptoms:
- Synching with Outlook.
- Error message: 'The parameter is incorrect'.

Explanation:
Generally, this error message indicates that the configuration process has been cancelled at some point. Typically, this happens due to cancelling the setup process on the Outlook Folders tab. If you are on Exchange folder, this tab can take several minutes to populate.

Fix:
In order to correct the problem you are experiencing, you will need to delete or rename the .ini file and then reconfigure CompanionLink/DoubleLook. This file is typically found in one of two locations:

For CompanionLink:
c:\Program Files\CompanionLink\
c:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Application Data\CompanionLink\CompanionLink

For DoubleLook:
c:\Program Files\DoubleLook\
c:\Documents and Settings\[Username]\Application Data\CompanionLink\DoubleLook

Please note that Application Data is a hidden folder and that the .ini file extension is hidden by default. Please see http://www.companionlink.com/support/howto/ht0017.html for an explanation of how to display all files.

Hope this helps

Mar 01, 2011 | Seagate FreeAgent Go 320 GB USB 20 Hard...

2 Answers

External WD 1TB. I cannot retrieve my files it says Parameter is incorrect when that is gone It shows there are no files on my HD and there are plenty of files all psd files as well


I'm sorry to say that this may be due to a corrupt HDD. WD Hard drives tend to die far too fast (I know too well unfortunately).
If this is under warranty, I would call up WD support service for a free replacement.
If you want to take more invasive steps, I will be happy to help you try and recover your files.

Feb 23, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

I have a 320 USB External Hard Drive i store the data it is fine but when i try to copy the file from external hard disk it is getting an error "Cannot Copy CZ9EXML" & it will disconnects i...


> cannot copy CZ9EXML

Is this a file currently on the disk-drive? If so, then the blocks on the disk-drive "owned" by the file have gone "bad" -- those blocks cannot be correctly read.

It's a little surprising that a "full" FORMAT did not detect those blocks as being "bad", and mark those data-blocks as "never-to-be-used".

Avoid trying to read that file.

This might be an "early" indication that your disk-drive is going to fail.
Do *NOT* keep the *ONLY* copy of your files on the Transcend!

Nov 13, 2010 | Transcend StoreJet 320 GB USB 20 Hard...

1 Answer

Drive will not copy files to it


The Macintosh OS may not work with the drive due to the file system on the drive was created with windows. The drive may have to be re-formatted with the Mac to work on it. Now I don't use a Mac so I assuming the OS will have a problem with FAT32 or NTFS format that windows uses....I could be wrong.

Sep 10, 2009 | Western Digital imicro IM35ST320SI 3.5 IDE...

2 Answers

External Hard drive wont show files or name


Even though you may hear the motor turning in your external drive the drive may not be able to read the information on the platter(s) because the arm isn't working. This cannot be fixed; you'll have to buy another external drive.
There are services that can retrieve the data on the broken drive. Google "data recovery services" and prepare to spend big bucks.

Jul 09, 2009 | Western Digital Passport WDXML800UE...

1 Answer

Mac not allwoing write permission to an external hard drive


As long as the Esternal is formatted correctly it should work fine, it might be that you computer wont read the hard-drive, not the files.

Jun 16, 2009 | SimpleTech 250GB USB2.0 7200 RPM External...

1 Answer

I recently purchased and downloaded Maxtor One Touch4Plus Backup faile and I get a message Of Parameter is incorrect to edit my settings backup log states "Destination is not accessible" All file "not...


please try reformat your maxtor external driver. use default allocation size wait for a minute after finish unplug the maxtor external, restart your pc and plug in your external see what happen and try again to backup your data from pc

Jan 29, 2009 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

External Hard Drive is not accessible or readable


I recommend that you take it to a professional. your driver has error on it and the expert should restore your data from it before the disk going stops working completely.sound like a harddisk hardware error.

Nov 26, 2008 | SimpleTech 160GB USB 2.0 / FireWire...

15 Answers

Cannot open or copy - parameter is incorrect?


..wel, i solved mine.. im copying music files into a memory card like micro SD.. when im copying music.. it says.. cannot copy file.. the parameter is incorrect... then go into My Computer then Right Click the external hrd drive(micro SD),, then go to properties....then tools.. then click the Check now.. - it will check for some errors and automatically fix the errors.. :D thats it..

Oct 17, 2007 | Vivitar ViviCam 5385 Digital Camera

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500 GB USB Hard Drive Logo

Related Topics:

27 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Marcin

Level 2 Expert

191 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

75817 Answers

Mike

Level 3 Expert

4336 Answers

Are you a Western Digital Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...