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Western digital my book essential edition 320gb no installer

I have a WD and vista claims that the drivers were installed, however I did not receive the application installer window to install the drivers. My computer is not recognizing the HD at all, I tried to manage discs but there is no disc to manage. How can I access this? All of the lights are working on the WD external HD, but the computer is not showing that it is plugged in. I have tried two differend USB ports that work with other external devices and they work, so it is not the ports that are faulty. The USB cable also is the same cable that I use to charge my cell by my laptop and it works fine with the phone, so it has to be something to do with either end...the computer, or the WD HD...help plz...!!!

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Try this go to comp, right click go to properties,got to devives in the top left hand corner open this go down the the bottom click on usb controllers then scan for new hardware.

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I have a WD My Book Essential. I have been trying to format it to be compatible with my ps3 but nothing seems to work. I tried to format as FAT32 but now I have a message saying I have ''no writable disk...


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I would recommend Uninstalling and then RE-Installing the Drivers/Software. Have you looked here:
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Yes. The case doesn't care what size the drive is. The computer is just asking for the USB driver for the case. Check the WD site for the driver for the model of MyBook that you have. That should cover it.

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I don't know your exact model, so please take a look at the WD support page. You will find all available drivers for the My Book drive series.

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There are drivers available for your book on the WD website...They are meant to be used with win98...If you're using XP the drivers it's asking for isn't for the book but probably the USB hub...

Things you could do by order of priority:

1) Re-install the driver for USB hub
2) Install those 98 drivers (won't do any harm)
2) Repair Win XP
3) Re- format your PC (I know it's extreme...but as a last resort you may want to consider it)

Good luck !

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