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My computer will and won't reconise my WD My Book but not both drives

I have 2 external hard drives. One is the WD My Book and the other is a generic brand. When I first installed the WD My Book, both drives were visible as F drive and G drive when I clicked on 'My Computer'. I used both of them to transfer files from my hard drive and had no problem until I did a defrag on the G: drive (which was the WD My Book and I got a $mft problem (Master File Table). Yesterday, I turned on the computer as usual and the Generic drive didn't show up but the WD drive did (I hadn't turned either drive off because the WD will turn itself off). I keep getting a message stating that there is write problem on the WD and that all data is lost. However, it's not because it was there yesterday. Now I get an infrequent message stating that there is a write problem on the WD drive (that's when windows wishes to recognise it's existence) and that I should save the date to another place.

What do I do now please?

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  • GWISE37 Jul 28, 2008

    MY WESTERN DIGITAL 500GB MY BOOK DOESN'T APPEAR IN MY COMPUTER. IT LOADS THE DRIVER AND I CAN FIND IT IN DEVICE MANAGER, BUT IT WON'T SHOW UP WHEN I OPEN 'MY COMPUTER'.

    ANY ADVICE?

  • Anonymous Sep 24, 2008

    I have the same problem with g:/$mft

  • Daitenshi Oct 09, 2008

    I have the same problem.I have windows vista 64bit.

  • robinmjohnst Jan 06, 2009

    Same hear and have tried on serveral computers checked the power cable is the same and tried several usb

  • Anonymous Jan 23, 2009

    same

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