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My computer does not always recognize that I have My Book connected when indeed it does. I have the USB cable in the proper port. Sometimes when it does show it is connected I still can't get to the data on my external drive. It says it isn't there. Also, I did not receive a user manuel in with the purchase of my WD 320.

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Plz change usb port or if another port is not available then
change it's usb driver with appropriate driver

Posted on Feb 15, 2008

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Thr is problm wid USB driver that it alwaz loose connectivity if left unused fr long period.. try connecting with another peripheral..

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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    nsorry nt USB driver it is actly USB cable

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"Not always" means that it does work sometimes. If so, look to cable or connection.

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