Question about Western Digital 320GB MyBook External USB 2.0 Hard Drive

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Not found hi i have this external hd and when i plug it in to my pc win xp and win vista both do the beeping thing as if it was recognized and when i go to my computer its not there! and i already tried unistalling driver and insalling it again it says succesfull and working but the hd is still not shown...

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  • Yungaace21 Nov 26, 2008

    i have the same problem that she has and i would like to know if you have to have your external dics plug into the computer to do that because everytime i try it the external disc just freeze my computer. and the funny thing is it isrecognized by the computer but doesn't show in my computer folder. i have window vista and everytime i plug it to my xbox i get all the datas that i have on it but not on the computer notify me at if there is any solution because i think these compaies know about all these issues but don't want to take action bcause mine got damaged after the 1 year warranty was over

  • upasanaN Dec 06, 2008

    Hi I have Wester Digital external HDD 120 Gb. Till sometime back it was working fine but suddenly it is not recognized by my computer.
    When i insert it in USB port I get a message that a USB Mass Storage Device found and is ready for use but I donnot get the icon in my computer. and no entry in disk management also.. Please help



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Right-click My Computer, choose Manage, then click on Disk Management. If you are prompted about Initialize and Convert, you don't need to Convert, but you DO need to Initialize the disk.

Once the disk is initialized the OS can use it, but you will still need to create a partition and format it. Find the next disk in the list on the bottom right and right-click the box (it'll say Disk 1 or something like that) and choose New Partition or New Volume to create a new partition or volume -- partitions are for Basic disks, volumes are for Dynamic disks - usually I use Basic disk.

Hit F1 while in Disk Management for more help.

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