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Western Digital Elements Drive Problem

My USB drive was working properly till yesterday, but when i plug it into my computer today it didn't work at all. just the power led is on but the computer can't recognize that new device was attached !!

please help !!

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  • akandil Jan 06, 2008

    thanks , i already cheked it on another system and it couldn't be recognized as well .
    how can i format it while the computer can't feel that a new device is connected to it !!

  • Jay82 Mar 09, 2008

    I have a 500gig elements hard drive, up until yesterday it stopped working. Laptop recognises the hard drive but i cant access it, is there anyway of fixing it without loosing all the info that is on it? If not how is it possible to format it when it only recognises the usb connection and doesnt display the hard drive in My computer? Thanks

  • jennyb10 Sep 23, 2008

    I have a similar situation. My WD 250GB has completely failed. Apparently to retrieve any data I need to find another one manufacturered around the same time. Anyone got any suggestions on how to do this?!!!! It was made on 02 Dec 2006. This seems like an impossible task to me. (But I have 100GB of data that would make it a worthwhile task if I could retrieve it!) Thanks.

  • roybean21 Sep 24, 2008

    my drive works on two other computers but not the laptop I use at home.

    rbean21@msn.com

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My USB drive was working properly till yesterday, but when i plug it into my computer today it didn't work at all. just the power led is on but the computer can't recognize that new device was attached !!

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Check the drive on any other system.

may be last time you were using the drive and system carsh or improper shutdown this can cause the drive damage.

Also may be a virus format the disk and try it.

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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    Waqar Khurshid Jan 07, 2008

    ok then connect the drive to the system and insert bootable CD of XP and boot the system on the installation menu where the drive is selected to install windows. there do you see any [MBR] memory if there is then delete partion of [MBR] memory and again create partion and then format it.



    best of luck.

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