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1 TB EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE

THE SYSTEM CAN DETECT THE DEVICE BUT NO ICON IS SHOWING.

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Go into My Computer, look for the drive.

Right click on the Drive, click on Create Shortcut you will be asked if you wish to place shortcut on the Desktop instead. click yes.

A new ICON will appear on the desktop, to access the new drive you only have to click the ICON of the drive and it will open....

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How to fix My Passport Hard Disk 1 TB which is not working and showing error 0x8007041D I have my essential data in this device.How can I retrive the data from this device.


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The mentioned error may be related to your anti virus software. Check the device on another PC to confirm where the issue comes from. If you have this option, disable or uninstall your current anti virus software and reinstall My Passport's drivers from Device Manager. Anyways, this error is OS related and your HDD should be fine.

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-windows_update/windows-update-error-0x8007041d/8ae18656-7030-47c4-b2a8-37c2bb876bac - Similar topic in the Microsoft Community

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External drive not picked up on computer


External hard drives not only provide additional storage space on a computer system but also allow data to be conveniently transported from one computer to another.


These drives typically plug right in to a port on the computer and function without any additional setup; however, if you are running into trouble where your external hard drive is not being detected, you must troubleshoot the situation to determine why the drive appears to be missing.


Check the USB connection running from the hard drive to your computer.

If the USB cable is not seated securely in the port, the computer will not detect the external drive.


Disconnect the USB cable from the computer and plug it into a different USB port. Occasionally, a USB port will fail to function with some hardware and changing the USB connection may correct this issue.


Switch from a USB to a Firewire cable connection, if possible.

The USB port on the hard drive may have died; if so, changing to a Firewire connection will resolve this issue.


Install the driver for the external device from the installation disc provided with the product. Older computer systems may require you to manually install this driver.


After inserting the installation CD, follow the prompts from the installation wizard to install the driver on your computer.


Restart the computer.

If you connected the external drive while the computer is powered down, it may not recognize the device when you turn on the computer.


After restarting the computer, connect the external drive to the system.

The drive should now be detected by your operating system.


Connect the external hard drive to a power source and then plug it into your PC computer using a USB or Firewire cable.


Log on to your PC computer using an account with administrative privileges.

Open the Start menu and click on the "Control Panel" icon.


Open the "Administrative Tools" folder and then double-click on the "Computer Management" icon.


Select "Disk Management" from the list of options on left side of the window.


Right-click on the drive you want your computer to recognize and select "Change Drive Letter and Paths."


Select a drive letter for the external hard drive to be recognized as and click "OK."

The drive will now appear in My Computer.


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This method prevents your USB external drive from powering down.

Click the Start button, type power plan in the Search box, then click Choose a power plan.

Next to your currently selected plan, click Change Plan Settings.

Click Change advanced power settings.

Click the box to expand USB Settings, then expand USB selective suspend settings.

Click Plugged in, then click the drop down menu and select disabled.

If you're using a laptop, click Battery, then click the drop down menu and select disabled.

Click Apply, then click OK.

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    Click the "Start" button and go to the "Run" field. Type "Devmgmt.msc" into the Run box and press the "Enter" key.

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    Click the "Finish" button when the installation has finished. Go to the "My Computer" folder from your "Start" menu and locate the Iomega hard drive icon. Double click the icon to gain access to the external hard drive.


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    is there the device not recognized device?if yes, it like your hard drive usb was error, change the usb cable and try reconnect again

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    External hard drives don't need any program installed on your computer to run. Your operating system Windows, Linux should handle it as soon as you plug the usb in your computer. The programs included in your WD external hard drive are tools to backup your data.

    If you try to hook up your hard drive to a Windows prior to XP, maybe your computer will not handle it.

    It is always safer to safely remove your drive using the green arrow icon in the lower right corner of your screen. This way, the drive is shut down properly and you minimize chances of fails when you plug it again on another computer.

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    If the bios shows your external HDD as HDD0, then you have to work out which is the drive carrying the operating system and set that to your first boot device.

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