Question about Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500 GB USB Hard Drive
Try connecting a Pen drive or any other USB storage device and see whether it's able to recoznize them or not.
If it does not recoznize them then I would suggest that you restart your computer and go to the Boot Up screen log into BIOS. Once you get to the BIOS go to the option that shows USB decives. If they are disabled, then change them to enabled.
If this too does not resolve your issue, then try instally the USB drivers once again.
If this does not resolve the problem, then the problem is likely in your Hard drive.
Posted on Apr 23, 2010
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click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
if this fails to fix the problem
check usb leads for secure dust free seating
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
hope this helps
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Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA and
the leads from your motherboard to your hard drive make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them there probably old and faulty
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