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My WD1200BEVS does not work on my HP DV6700 laptop but works when used on other laptops. On my HP, it shows the black microsoft corporation page with the cursor moving endlessly. The booting never completes. Other hard drives work with the laptop. I reinstalled VISTA, but the installation also never completes. However, if the hard drive is moved to another computer the installation completes.

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I had a similar problem w/ a Western Digital My Book 500G. Initially it worked so I transferred a lot of files to it. Then I started having problems when booting my Gateway desktop which is about five years old. The computer would hang up during the boot cycle unless I disconnected the USB cable. I kept trying to force the computer to try to recognize the drive while booting up. Finally, the computer didn't recognize the external drive at all. The unit was still in warranty so WD replaced it but I lost all my files. The replacement seemed to work OK so I loaded it up w/ files but before long, I had the same problem and once again, lost all my data. This time the drive was out of warranty so all I had was a "paper weight." I figured I had nothing to lose by taking apart the unit (BTW, it is difficult to open it up). I was able to get the hard drive out and tried to install it as an internal drive on my computer but the serial cables didn't match - I may need to find some sort of adapter cable. Meantime, I bought another WD 500G in hopes of swapping out parts to at least get the data off the original hard drive. As I mentioned, the case is hard to open so I have not yet been able to open the new one - I don't want to end up damaging the case. Still working on it. I have a Dell laptop which is about two years old and the new WD 500G has had not problem on that computer. I bought a Seagate 750G external drive for the Gateway desktop and have the same problems WRT the computer hanging up during the boot cycle. I have to disconnect the USB cable while booting the computer and then reconnect it once the computer is up and running. Therefore, I have concluded that the problem lies w/ my computer. Both computers are using Windows XP.

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Posted on May 12, 2008

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hey im the same person who just posted above. i went to WD's website, and it said unplug the hard drive from the computer, and unplug it from the power source. then plug it into the power outlet, wait for it to spin up, then plug it in via USB/Firewire, whatever. it worked for me, so hopefully it will work for you.

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I have a WD3200 usb Hard drive. I am looking to partition it. The problem i encountered is when I go to the disk management, the drive shows up as disk one but below it , it says no media. its like the computer knows that there is an external storage device attatched but cannot access it. Also if I try to get into the disk from my computer, it says "insert disk"

Any suggestions?

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SOURCE: My western digital external HDD 650GB freeze my computer during boot up

This happened to me too. My BIOS wanted to boot to this external drive and not the internal drive which has the OS on it. At startup, I had to enter the BIOS and change the boot order to boot to the internal drive first.

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Ok.  I have a WD 500 and I have ran into similar problems.  First, shut your computer down.  Unplug the hard drives USB cable and the power cable.  Wait for about 2 minutes.  Plug the USB cable into the computer, plug the power cord in...wait for 30-45 seconds and then start your computer.  That hopefully should solve your issues.

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