Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
It just started yesterday- Whenever I start up Windows XP with the ExternalHD plugged in, it won't get past the windows login (loading user settings bluescreen); it will freeze. Whenever I plug in the EHD past that point, it causes my computer to lag beyond the point of use. I would love to try the solutions listed in the other sections, but I have neither the money to afford data retrieval or another EHD. On top of that, If I wanted to change the Drive's letter (It's currently stuck on E:\), It'd have to be plugged in; and when it is, I can hardly access anything. I cannot defrag it for the same reason. This happens to be a major problem, as I have many school-related files on there, not to mention some 70+GB of music. ):
Any help will be dearly appreciated. Thanks!
Heres what you do.
Don't plug your external HD in while the computer is booting up. It's looking for Windows on your external hard drive. Hence the black screen.
Plug your USB or Firewire cable back in once Windows is finished booting up.
Mine does that sometime too.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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formatting looks possible??? with xp and vista
You will have to be the computer administrator to change any values on any hard drive
click start control panel user accounts you should see a box with the administrator and the guest account if you have made one click on the administrator this may vary depending on which operating system you have
click start click to open on my computer you should see your hard drive usually C: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the security tab option then advanced make sure you have full control in windows 7
hope this helps you
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