Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
The first and easiest thing to try is to try a new USB or Firewire cable which are cheap enough at the dollar store, I paid $1.50 for mine. If that still does not solve the problem: look for the hard drive by right clicking My Computer and select Manage. Go to Storage and then Disc Management. You will see it here if the cable works whether or not the hard drive has errors. Sometimes if you have installed any programs that Windows uses for startup on your 500 Gig drive, It will come up as an error too. Try to remember if there was any software installed just before you got the error messages.
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Posted on Dec 04, 2007
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