Question about Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

1 Answer

My Western digital 1tb wont work inspite of drivers being instal

The drivers of my WD 1tb My book essential are installed successfully by my computer( it is Vista 32bit). It was working fine for a long time but suddenly it stopped working. I was not able to see any icon on my computer screen. I tried to disconnect and connect several times and also changed the USB but it still wont work. I also tried to attach it to my laptop but it still gave the same problem. Other problem is that i don't have the CD from which I can install the drivers. Please help me out....

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Master
  • 19,396 Answers

Mybook does not require any additional driver to work on systems from Win XP onward, same for recents Linux and MAC OS.
If the drive is not detected on more of one computer, then it is usually because of a fault.
Try a replacement cable (mybook uses Mini USB to USB, available at computer and at camera shops). If still no luck contact WD, mybooks have one year warranty. If you want to recover data, the disk must be mounted on a different enclosure, that service can be asked when discussing repair.
Regards

Posted on Jul 12, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

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 there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this 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.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a brand new WD 1TB My Book delivered today not recognised


Pleaes open the Device Manager and right click on the Yellow exclamation mark.
Now, click on update Driver and select Install from Advanced Location.
Type the Location as C:\Windows\inf and click on Ok.
The Driver should be installed now.

Jul 13, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

Why wont my laptop start with My Book?


disable usb booting in bios, set hard drive and cd ahead of everything in boot order

Mar 15, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

How to play music straight from my Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB without having to load it on my computer first.


Set your itunes drive to the external WD drive, easy. Itunes -> Preferences -> Advanced -> Store Location -> Set to your external drive

Feb 15, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

2 Answers

WD my book essential not working on windows


pls i really appreciated if you help me to find a free driver for my wester digital external hard drive 500 gb pls send it to my email how do i get a free drive .... my email: deejhay17@yahoo.com

Jan 22, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

2 Answers

How to format WD Passport 1TB to FAT32 I have used WD external 500GB passport drive with my samsung 1080p9 dvd player successfully WD 1TB passport drive is not recognised by dvd player


Plug the drive into your PC.

Right Click on My Computer (or Computer in Vista/Windows 7) and select Manage.

Click on Disk Management.

Right Click the Volume in question and select Format. Select FAT32 in the options.

Dec 24, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

2 Answers

1TB Western Digital External keeping system from booting up


You need to go into the BIOS of your computer and change the boot order of your computer.  Your computer must be set to boot from your main hard drive only.

Mar 05, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

Western Digital MY BOOK 500gig - Drive does not appear


Check the driver letter assignement, and make sure there is no conflict on that (happened to me on my laptop as well).
I found out by reading this: www.devicedriverfinder.com/blog/device-errors/external-hard-drive-troubleshooting

Definitely don't format if not required, you can first try to restore the MBR.

Mar 01, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

1 Answer

Will not open


try to install the cd that comes with the hard drive. Vista was installing generic drivers that might not work with your drive.

Feb 10, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB External USB 2.0 Hard Drive Logo

2,388 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Western Digital Computers & Internet Experts

Arora Singh
Arora Singh

Level 2 Expert

180 Answers

Alun Cox

Level 3 Expert

2678 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

82313 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...