Question about Western Digital Protege WD400EB 40 GB Hard Drive
Hello. After running windows live update from the windows website, my computer worked. the next morning when i turned it on, the hard drive turns on and off immediately, repeatedly. The drive is no longer detected by the BIOS. All of this just after downloading all my digital photos!
Just restore ur system to previous date so that everything may go fine ...
Posted on Dec 18, 2007
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First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:
Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.
In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".
Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".
Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically.
click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X
you will need to update/reinstall drivers
right click to reinstall drivers
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
if you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts
if this fails to fix the problem
Downloads to Recover Your Files and Save Your Bacon and 10 Best Free Hard Drive Utilities.
Some addition links found on Google
hope this helps
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