Question about Western Digital Elements powered by WD 320 GB External USB (WDE1U3200N) Hard Drive
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Hard drive isn't recognized
Great advice tech8 !!! That worked for me. I was frustrated with this problem for the last month. It looks like my chief problem was that the drive letter previously being used for this HDD was assigned to a different network path. It looks like it didn't automatically give a new drive letter. Your solution worked great!
Posted on Dec 23, 2007
SOURCE: Can't read the content
What's happening is that there's no windows formatting on the hard drive as it is part of your Video Recorder. So the only other option that I'm aware of (although I'm sure there a thousands of other options) is to download Slax Linux Boot CD (follow the link below) and boot into Linux. Linux is able to read drives in RAW format and doesn't need all the formatting stuff that windows needs. Then you should be able to copy the desired files from the hard drive onto whatever drive you want on your PC. Let me know how this goes.
Posted on May 01, 2009
Connect it to your computer.
Right click on my computer and select Manage
On the left side click on Disk management.
Now on the right side, look around and see if you spot the external drive there.
What do you see there?
Also look into device manager, then look for anything with ! or ? yellow marks.
Posted on May 03, 2009
SOURCE: Lacie HArd drive not accessible
Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Computer Management > Disk Management
Find the drive on the bottom section, right-click it and assign an unused drive letter of your choice. It should then appear in windows explorer.
Posted on Jun 30, 2009
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External hard drives are plug-and-play devices used to store music, video and data files. Once the drive is connected, the computer checks its systems for the appropriate drivers, loads them, and the external drive is ready to use.
If the computer does not recognize the external drive, plug it into another computer to ensure the drive is not corrupted.
If the drive is good, a few simple steps should help re-enable the drive for use.
Switch the power button to "off."
Disconnect the power cord from any extension cords or power strip, then re-seat the power cord into the hard drive.
Connect the cord directly into an outlet and power up the drive.
If the drive is powered and still not working, check the data cable.
Power down the hard drive and disconnect the data cable from the computer.
Wait 30 seconds to one minute.
Reconnect the data cable and power up the drive.
If the drive is not detected, power down the hard drive and connect the cable to a different port.
Power up the drive.
If the drive is detected but not working, check for a missing driver.
Click on the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage."
Enter your administrator password if requested.
Select "Device Manager" and double-click "Disk Drives."
Right-click the yellow exclamation point and install the missing driver. Close the Device Manager.
If the drive is detected but not working check to ensure it has an assigned drive letter.
Disconnect all devices connected by USB cables from the computer. Reconnect the drive's data and USB power cables directly into the computer.
Click on the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage." Enter your administrator password if requested.
Click on "Disk Management," right-click the external hard drive, click "change drive letter and path," and click "Add."
Assign a drive letter.
Avoid using A, B or C (C is usually assigned to the computer's internal hard drive). Click "OK" close the window.
If the drive is detected but not working, check whether the drive is in sleep mode.
Disconnect all devices connected by USB cables from the computer.
Reconnect the drive's data and USB power cables directly into the computer.
Click the "Start" button, right-click "Computer" and select "Manage."
Enter your administrator password if requested.
Select "Device Manager" and double-click "Universal Serial Bus Controllers."
Double-click the first instance of "USB Root Hub" or "Root Hub."
Check for the hard drive.
If the drive is not visible, move to the next instance of "USB Root Hub."
Continue checking each instance until the hard drive is located.
Once located, click the "Power Management" tab and uncheck the "Allow computer to turn off this device to save power" box, click "OK," then close the Device Manager.
Power the computer down, wait 30 seconds to one minute, and power the computer back up to ensure the drive is detected.
Hope this helps
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