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My system no longer recognizes the MY BOOK (drive I)

Thelight is on my WD external drive, showing it's connected, but I can't find it on my pc. There is no I drive any longer.

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  • scousenita Jan 18, 2008

    I really do appreciate you suggestion. I did just that initially so I think that the IBox is bad! I am going to remove Ghost and reinstall that to see if it makes any difference. Guess I'll have to go see a disk recover person to get my data :-((((

  • lyndat Jan 18, 2008

    I am having the same problem, but I'm using it with a Mac.  I have rebooted, as suggested, but MyBook still does not show up on my desktop . . . or anywhere!!

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Check cables to drive, reboot computer a few times to see if it shows drive , last thing you could do is reformat drive, you may have lost the format.

Posted on Jan 15, 2008

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