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I have a new western digital usb external hard drive. I attached it to the computer and the computer recognize the drive (it was already formated). I started transfering files and then the computer locked up. Now it wont see the hard drive. I moved the hard drive to my laptop and it wont see it either. What can I do.

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That can happen if you unsafely unplugged it or well in your case the system crashed while writing to that drive.

Solution 1.

In Device manager see if you see your WD HDD (iam assuming its one of those WD MY book's).

You may have to run a chkdsk command on it. It sounds like the Index on the disk is corrupt.

plug it in, and open MS Dos prompt. then, type in

CHKDSK {Drive letter:} /F ..The, "/F" will fix any errors., but with this any corrupt files that you had copied earlier will be lost.

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Hi friend

u have do this start >run> type your usb drive its was f:\ or g:
& press enter
ur drive will be open

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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    sandip panchal Apr 03, 2008

    hi friend



    chak u r usb cable is bed try onther cable to ur usb hdd to connect ur pc if problem occures then u have to do this fromat ur

    pc reinsatall windows then after try to connect ur usb hdd



    or try to connect other pc if working proper so format ur pc & reinstall urwindows

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