Question about Western Digital Computers & Internet
My computer is not able to locate the WD external hard drive. It gives the sound that it is connected but will not show up as a drive. Any solutions?
Right click on your "my computer" icon in XP, or the word "Computer" on Vista/7, go to manage. On the window that opens up go to storage>disk management. Is it showing up in that list?
If you are using a Mac, go to your utilities folder and run system profiler. Does your drive show up under the usb devices tree?
If its linux, which distro are you using?
Does the drive work on any other computer? If not, I would suspect a bad drive, or a bad enclosure, or just an un-initialized drive, which can be fixed in windows by right clicking on the drive in that list and clicking intialize. In mac run the Disk Utility from the utilities folder and click the drive and select format.
In the future, pls specify your OS. thanks!
Posted on Sep 06, 2009
What operating system are you using? Did you install any software/drivers that came with the drive? Is it USB 2.0 and your computer is only USB 1.0? Do you have the proper USB drivers installed on your computer? Check in device manager and see if there are any problem devices. Make sure your motherboard drivers are up to date.
Posted on Sep 05, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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