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Western Digital Passort

Explorer not recognizing the drive. It is getting power, and you can hear the rpms start up - and then nothing. I have been using this drive for about 6 months.

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  • Jeffrey212 Jan 20, 2008

    Already tried this. No good. crummy

  • technohello Feb 21, 2008

    When I plug in the device I can hear it click and see the device under "my computer" but I do not have the U3 Launcher and the device is totally blank. This is the 2GB. I have the 1 GB with no problems. The guy on the Office Depot help line said these are now made by a different company.



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Delete device from computer and reinstall driver and hardware as if this was the first installation of this device.

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