Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
The computer is looking for a driver, when my book is connected, but it cant find any, the blue ligtht is on, so there is power on. I have read that there aint any drivers for vista, is this right.
I am starting to give up.
Have tried to get software by western digital, but it doesnt work either
Please help me
You need to reinstall the drive. If you didn't have the WB drive you download it from here:
Posted on Jun 12, 2008
I keep messaging them about something to possibly fix it (I'm having the same problem, too), and I explain EVERYTHING I have done, and they just tell me to reinstall the driver again. I have Vista, and under my products registration section on the site, there is a section that says:
However, nowhere on the page is a download link for the driver...nor a download link for anything else. I have too many important documents on that thing to get rid of it...I guess all I can do is sit here and wait (for what seems like a miracle).
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
I have the same problem with the western digital. He can't find the external hard drive, **** **** ****
Posted on Apr 04, 2008
Unfortunately, if there is no driver for Vista, the only thing you can do is go to google and search something like this: "Western Digital My Book" +Drivers +Vista. Make sure to include the quotes on the certain parts, and the + signs. You might find a homemade driver, but they may not be completely reliable, and some may crash you computer if your not careful. I would wait until a final release came out for the Vista Drivers. They have to make some soon otherwise they would loose a big chunk of buisness, so my advice is to wait.
Posted on Feb 10, 2008
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