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WD external HD doesn't show on vista in my computer or drive mana

Hi I have a wd external HD on a vista pc that worked initially,and i stored some files on it. I didn't use it for a while and now i plug it in and it detects new hardware but can't find drivers to install. doesn't show on my computer or drive management. i took it to best buy and they plugged it into theirs and it worked.Not sure what to do. thanks

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You could have a virus on your computer. Do a virus scan by going to nortan's website. There is no way around the virus, the only way is to format the drive, and reload windows.

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Hi. My computer says I ejected my WD My Passport external drive but it was not properly ejected. How can I fix this. I need all my thesis files but computer can read the external drive! Help please!


Try to test your WD Ext HDD to a different computer and check if you will get the same problem.

If the same problem persist try to use a different cable for your WD Ext HDD.

If still fails kindly ask the store where you bought the WD Ext HDD on how to retrieve your files and have WD EXT HDD replaced?

If your WD Ext HDD works to a different computer then update the BIOS and Chipset of the computer where your WD Ext HDD connected previously.

Hope this helps.

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I have a WD external driver for my PC. It is an old version about 2006. I connect it with my computer, there is a blue light that means it is connected(kinda reads it) but it doesn;t show the driver...


dear listen to hd when it work if you hear a low tike that is mean its damaged
if no tik do that write click on my computer - manage - disk manaement see your hd if itsn't appear that need a mantinance engneer
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WD Eliments 1T external HD. hidden data


hi there could be a couple of things you can try, you could, ( if you have xp ) have the drive in, then go to my computer, then tools, then folder options, click, view, then look down the list for show hidden files and folders, that's one, the other is to take the drive caddy apart, remove the hard drive ( as they are just normal hdd's in external boxes ) connect it up to a spare port on your desktop computer and see if you can transfer files that way, ( note! this will void the warranty on the drive case if you do this if it is still under warranty ) the other way would be to get a data recovery program, like winundelete, which you should be able to find on either your computer or the net for free, hope this will help

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I have a WD 500GB External Hard Drive. It has


That could even be a USB problem, I have the same one, my issue turn out to be just power. You are not the first one to have that problem. Replace the USB cord and see if that affects anything.

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Western digital my book essential edition 320gb no installer


try this go to comp, right click go to properties,got to devives in the top left hand corner open this go down the the bottom click on usb controllers then scan for new hardware.

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EXT HD UNRECOGNIZED BY LAPTOP


Hello,

Which operating system are you using? Windows XP or Vista?

Here is the website that you can download the driver for your external harddrive.

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?modelno=WD1600JB-00FUA0+WD+&x=1&y=11

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Dell Inspiron 1525 - Firewire not working


It may be the communication setup.

You might need to set within the Camera PTP protocol.

The WD drive specs out a 6 pin connector, not a 4 pin.





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