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Windows 7 devices and printers keep show my WD My Book Elite hard drive and staying driver for this device is not installed...

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Check the Microsoft Hardware compatability list to see if your device is supported. Find it at http://www.microsoft.com/windows/compatibility/windows-7/en-us/default.aspx

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Upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 ,now storage device not showing.


Have you tried to shut down the computer, unplug the usd external drive, reboot the computer, plug in the USB external HDD the should apply the driver. That said, Have you tried a Thumb Drive or any other USB device in the USB ports? It's a common problem when upgrading a OS that Hardware issues popup. Open the Device Manager, Is your USB controller working? Enabled? Any other devices in error? Unknown devices? Use the Win 7 drivers for your computer found on the computer manufacturer's website. Change the compatibility on the driver for Win 8.

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Western Digital My Book drive has corrupted partitioning


If you are facing the corruption in hard disk Partition, i suggest you to use "Kernel for Windows" software to repair you hard disk partition. This company offer free trial version of software. You can download this software from here:

http://www.recoverlostpartition.com/

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I have a western digital essential 1 TB external hard drive.I have windows vista and it has usually worked fine until one day i tried to plug it into a different computer that has window's 7, but it...


HI, RULE #1 IS "ALWAYS" ATTACH/PLUGIN WHILE PC IS SHUT-DOWN. NEVER CONNECT/DISCONNECT WHILE RUNNING. GO TO CONTROL PANEL, DEVICE MANAGER, SCROLL TO BOTTOM, CLICK + WD DRIVE MANAGEMENT DEVICES, SEE IF WD SES DEVICES IS THERE IF IT IS, DOUBLE CLICK IT. A WINDOW SHOULD POP-UP SEE IF IT SAY'S THIS DEVICE IS WORKING PROPERLY. IF NO DRIVERS ARE INSTALLED, CLICK UPDATE DRIVER. IF THAT DOES NOT WORK, GO TO CONTROL PANEL, ADMINISTRATIVE TOOLS, COMPUTER MANAGEMENT, UNDER STORAGE, CLICK DISK MANAGEMENT, MAXIMIZE PAGE, SEE IF MY BOOK IS THERE. IF IT IS, RIGHT CLICK, THEN MARK PARTITION AS ACTIVE...........I HOPE THIS HELPS..........JEFFXC

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My WD My Book Essential 1TB External is not showing up on 'My Computer'. It was working perfectly in the morning, then when I rebooted my machine it no longer showed up.


disconnect your WD ext HDD. and reboot your computer. then connect again. if still not showing. go to device manager (right click my computer then properties -- click device manager). expand by clickin "Disk drives" category here it will show all the hard drives installed in your computer including your WD ext HDD . if you see yellow sign on your external drive right click and remove then go to Action menu click on Scan for hardware. it should detect and install the driver again. if still the same or maybe its not on the list of Disk drives.. try to change another USB cable .. i hope this will help

Jan 03, 2011 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

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I have a terabyte Western Digital external hard drive. I'm using Windows 7. The drive keeps resetting itself to say Write-Protection on. It won't let me install anything onto it most of the time. Can you...


You're getting "clues" that the disk-drive is about to completely FAIL.

While you still can, copy all the files from the drive onto your disk-drive, and/or onto blank DVD-writable media.

Then, check if the device is still under warranty;
if it is, exercise the warranty to get a replacement.

If not under warranty, then WD has a "Customer Loyalty Program".
Access their online store, and cite the serial-number of your unit, and you'll get a discount on the purchase of another WD device.

Oct 11, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 500GB...

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I have a brand new WD 1TB My Book delivered today not recognised


Pleaes open the Device Manager and right click on the Yellow exclamation mark.
Now, click on update Driver and select Install from Advanced Location.
Type the Location as C:\Windows\inf and click on Ok.
The Driver should be installed now.

Jul 13, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Essential 1TB...

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WD my book essential not working on windows


pls i really appreciated if you help me to find a free driver for my wester digital external hard drive 500 gb pls send it to my email how do i get a free drive .... my email: deejhay17@yahoo.com

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Win98se i did it ... HERE'S HOW


OK, I bought this Western Digital MyBook 500 GB Essential Edition too, and could not get it to work with Windows 98 SE.

I followed the above instructions, but my version of windows was missing even the drivers suggested above! UGH!

HOWEVER, I found ANOTHER SOLUTION. I installed USB 2.0 drivers for mass storage and the the MY BOOK icon popped up on my Windows 98 SE machine. Hurray! Hurray! Hurray!

Here are the drivers from this british webpage:
http://www.technical-assistance.co.uk/kb/win98se-usb-mass-storage-drivers.php

Good luck to all you frustrated folks scooping your info off Windows 98 machines!

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