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I can not access my western digital 1tb external hardrive. it does not even show up on the computer any where.

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I plugged in my 1TB WD hardrive and noticed that it did not show up as the name I had renamed it instead it showed up as Local Disc. When I try to access it it just crashes windows, I tried this on my...


It could be that the drive was infected by a virus. The Virus dumps an file with the name autorun.inf onto the drive and everytime u plug the drive into a pc - it wants to run the virus that autorun points to.

Try something - unplug the hard drive, then press the SHIFT key and while holding it, plug in your hard drive. DONT let go of the shift key until the drive has been detected (around 10 seconds should be find) then let go of the shift key - if the drive shows up under "my computer" DONT double click on it to open it as that will jsut run the virus again ... instead .. RIGHT click on the driver and choose explore. If you can see the drive this time - it is a virus and the best option is to remove the virus or format the drive - post another question if this does not work.

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My western digital 1tb hard drive is freezing my computer and its not showing up as being connected to my computer


IT is a clear indication that the data transfer from the External hard drive is not compatible with the processor and can be resolved by changing the usb cable.

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When I plug my 1TB WD external hardrive into my laptop the light with the lock on it lights up and my laptop doesn't respond to it at all.


It says it is password protected...
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Brand new?

Did you follow the instructions in the booklet that were packaged with the external disk-drive?

Did you try connecting the unit to a different computer?

Did you take it back to where you bought it, and ask them to demonstrate attaching it to one of their computers, as a demonstration that it works, or to prove that it is "defective" and the seller must replace it?

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Sir,

This is the problem of worm, virus. Now-a-days virus is disturbing entire system. U must update your anti-virus, Purchase a full version including total internet protection, update the OS(operating System), Full Scan the system. it must be cleared

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Have you tried powering it up without connecting it to the computer?
It should at least power up and do something. After that try connecting it to your PC (with the disk powered up already).

You can further check this external drive troubleshooting article, which has some tips on trying to get external disks to work.

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right click on my computer and select manage.
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I have the same drive. It works great with windows XP but with Windows vista has difficulty seeing this type of drive and keeping the connection once it is established. Take it back if you have windows vista and then search for which 1TB drives work well with windows vista. It really has problems with windows vista 64bit. I was able to finally see the drive when I was using photoshop file/browse/network... then I dragged the shortcut Icon to my desktop and access the drive that way from that point on. Mine stopped completely tonight... I think the power cord went bad or something.

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