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Laptop not recognize wd1200u017 004 usb driv e

I received a gift of a WD1200U017 004 WD Passport May 11th. It works great when plugged into the USB port of my desktop Macintosh G5 computer but is not recognized by my laptop (Mac PowerPC, G4, running Mac OS10.04.11). . .in the past, I have used thumb drives on a regular basis, with no problem.

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  • slynasity Jul 04, 2008

    I have a DELL XPS M1530 / Vista OS. My wd1200U017 used to work with it without a problem. Today I hooked it up and it didn't show in the "My Computer" window. However the light comes on and it says it's working fine. I have tons of important things on it that I can't retrieve now :( It was given to me as a gift in September 2006. I had the same problem with my laptop Dell which was an XP operating system. I had to reconfigue it and lose what I had. I don't wish to do that this time. Please help? My email address is slynasity@yahoo.com

  • kwh6 Sep 18, 2008

    same, testet on five comps, dont work

  • eudoro Oct 24, 2008

    Lo mismo no me reconoce mi WD en mi ordenador, aunque si en mi Lap Top y no se como solucionarlo, alguna ayuda please a chuleesprella@hotmail.com




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Do you have any kind of security software/firewall installed? It will often block hard drives because it sees them as a security threat. Disable the firewall or security should do the trick.

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