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Wd external hd

I recently purchased a wd 500 ext hd. It is installed and running properly as near as I can tell, as I am not a computer expert. My question is can I set up a fire wall between my hd and the external hd, to prevet a virus/trojan or other computer destruction or curptive event from entering my h/d and then spreading to the external h/d as it has no on and off switch andthe is connected to start up. I really would find unpluging it and pluging it in again a very detractive feature. Can you answer this please. Nate

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Not possible. i suggest 24/7 antivirus monitoring.

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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?

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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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Have you "emptied" your Recycle Bin?

From the "Start" menu, look in "Accessories".
One of the accessories is a "disk cleanup tool". Run it.
It will also delete all your "Temporary Internet Files" that Internet Explorer has created.

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taking your _only_ copy of those files to its grave?

It's time to buy a *NEW* "internal" disk-drive, e.g., 400GB for under $100 for a "laptop" disk-drive, reinstall Windows onto it, and copy (not "move") all your files from the external disk-drive to the new disk-drive.

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Hello Graham

Ok, have you tried changing the drive letter of all the drives in the device manager? This is sometimes the cause for the drive not showing in My computer.

Let me know if you have tried this already, if not, do this, it might just work. It is a 320GB drive.

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

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Hi bobo08,

I'd first check to see if the drive is working correctly with some utilities that WD provides, then once you determine if the drive works, you can either return it the retailer or it's working correctly by using these utilities. Here's the link to that drive. HERE

Good Luck

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