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WD external drive keeps on refreshing my list of files

New WD external drive My Book Essential Edition 1TB keeps on refreshing my list of files while I am working on it. Very annoying, since it constantly brings me back at the top of the list, when I can be 5,000 files down that list...

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Please check disk drivers

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WD 1TB drive only shows up as a 10GB hard drive


WD has a courtesy Drive cloning tool from acronis. It's on their web sit under drivers. Don't worry about the "My Book" thing the file is labeled Acronis True Image WD Edition Software download.
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Your WD HDD have been attacted by viruses for your computer or outside computer where you used it last. Make sure that you have an up to date antivirus software, scan your computer or the external hard drive, explore your computer, go to tools - folder options under view files & folders select show hidden files and folders apply and ok it.

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western dig probably haven't shipped with a supercheap psu but then my maxtor external psu went first followed by the drive ...

end of the day there is just a hdd inside the box take it out and use it in a desktop...

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Reformat the drive from Fat32 to NTFS.
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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.

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Open up My Computer and see if there is a new hard drive listed there. It should be automatically detected by your computer, you just need to know where to find it.

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