Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
My Book WD Premium Edition will not show up with a drive letter. Under disk management it is there and if I click on it it says it is connected and working properly. Without a drive letter I have no way of accessing it. I am running XP with a 2.0 usb. Can anybody help?
Have you tried in Disk Management Right-Clicking on the drive and selecting 'Change Drive Letter and Paths...' ? That is the normal way to change or add a drive letter to any drive, internally or externally attached (other than by network connection)?
Posted on Dec 04, 2007
You need to format your disk followint the solution by RobJ
Posted on Dec 07, 2007
I (2911) finally went to the G: drive under explore. There I found WD install. I click on that and it installed from the WD and has been working perfectly. signed 2911
Posted on Dec 31, 2007
I had the same problem and found that Windows was assigning the same drive letter as a shared network drive I had mapped previously (but was no longer connected to). I found that sometimes I could access the drive via this letter and sometimes I could not.
The solution was to assign it another (unused drive letter via Disk Management as RobJ suggested. Right-click My Computer, choose Manage, Storage, Disk Management, find the drive, right click it and choose Change Drive Letter and Paths...
Posted on May 25, 2009
I found that mine loses the drive letter on a regular basis but if I plug it into my laptop it sees it. Run chkdsk Drive: /f and then plug it back into my pc it funtions OK again.
Posted on Dec 20, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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