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My Western Digital USB 160 GB HDD when connected to my PC shows it detected external hdd but the disk is not displaying in MY Computer. I hope there is no problem with the USB port as my printer is working fine. Since all my data is saved in this HDD now I am helpless without my HDD. Kindly help me in this regard and thanking you in advance. Rajesh K

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In that case it's most likely that the hard disk inside has died. Last hope attempt: take it out of the case and plug it in directly to the motherboard. If even then it's not recognized then it's truly dead and all your data has been lost.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

  • DanTheGeezer Sep 05, 2010

    Another possibility. Try all USB ports on the computer. If you have a firewire port, try it by using a USB/firewire conversion cable. There are also serial/USB conversion cables, if you'd like to try that.

    I finally got my WD1600 passport to work on my desktop machine by trying different USB ports. One worked!

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