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Running DIAG504fcd.iso says no hard drive detected

Western Digital WD1600js stopped working. Ran DIAG504fcd.iso says no hard drive detected

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It's possible the hard drive disks are not spinning, the power and data cables may need to be reseated. Otherwise, the drive is history.

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THis The System Make a connecting noise? as it make when a usb devise is connected sucessfully?

if it does then:

1. leave the drive connected and restart the PC. and then disconnect and attach it again. and wait for a minute or so.
then see if it is been detected.

2. leave the drive connected and insert XP cd and boot the system. and when it shows partions to install XP can you see a Separete disk below showing [MBR] memory.

if it does then it means there is a problem with the windows and reinstall the windows, but 1st try reinstalling USB driver.

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If you are using a pre-Windows xp system you may need to install specific drivers for your HD. If you run xp or Vista Try disconnecting completely the power cable from your computer for five minutes and then plug it back to the power and restart it. I know it sounds weird, but sometimes usb mass storage devices suffer troubles caused by electrostatic charges.

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good eve prapad dont worry for your data ,first if you have a boot cd ,owerrite the OS ,then select repair option,it is occures due to 90% OS currupt ,
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Take it our of the external encasing and plug it in directly to your motherboard. This has worked for me in the past. I just had my second wd external harddrive crash so now I will do the same process all over again.

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U need to update windows XP , USB drivers will be installed

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I have a WD1600JS. The transfer rate is less than 1Mb per second. It is very slow. How do I fix it? I connect it with a USB to IDE/SATA cable to my Windows 7 Ultra

Disk transfer should be around 22 or more MB/second so there is most likely an issue with the drive itself. If you have another machine I would try connecting it to that just to rule out issues with the drive itself.

Mar 15, 2011 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS...

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If the hard drive is not faulty then, remove the hard drive from the computer and connect it to an USB hard drive adapter and connect it into the USB port of a working computer. This computer will see this as an external storage device. You can the open the various folders and files to copy and or back up your data.

Feb 24, 2011 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS...

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Need jumper settings for slave drive WD1600JS

The options listed for 1st,2nd ,3rd Boot device include:

IDE-0 means Pri master ?
IDE-1 means Pri slave ?
IDE-2 means Sec master ?
IDE-3 means Sec slave ?


single or master :::::

master with slave ::'::

slave :::':

note the plastic jumper is ' located at the rear of the hard drive next to the IDE/SATA lead/s

hope this helps

Dec 10, 2010 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS...

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hi wiggbone

Western Digital is usually given a choice, do not put the jumper to set the disk to a single drive / master, or you can refer to the stickers that were pasted on the hard disk

thanks and regards

Dec 08, 2010 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS...

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Disk is not spinning. Computer went blank during startup, now when turned on disk sounds as if it is attempting to start but does not. Have checked power and everything is ok there.

One bad/faulty lead can cause a computer with lots of problems continually rebooting or failing to detect your drive

replace all the leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions + IDE,SATA the ones that attach from your motherboard to hard drive

make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty or just replace them they are probably old and faulty ?

hope this helps?

Nov 16, 2010 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS...

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XP sees CD/ROM for WD1600JS USB Harddrive. (It's

Try to format the drive!
WARNING! This procedure will erase all files on the drive! Please vote!

Feb 18, 2010 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS...

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What to do if the disk is not detected?

Hi ctieprabanda,

Check your bios, to see if it detects it there? If not switch the sata cables and try. If that doesn't work , then you have a dead drive.

Good Luck,


Nov 09, 2009 | Western Digital Caviar SE WD1600JS...

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check jumper settings

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