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I am trying to install a WD 250GB Passort V2 External USB 2.0 - 2-50" Portable Hard Drive but unfortunately my Windows XP doesn't want to know it. I have had it just over a week now and when I first plugged it in the software downloaded straight away, so I put on a couple of files to try it as I want to transfer files to my Windows Vista lap top, and they loaded on to the external drive ok and then on to Vista. A couple of days later I thought I will now transfer all my files but when I came to plug the drive in there was just nothing, no software, no icons and nothing to say that the hard drive is there at all, can you please suggest anything ?

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Did you try a different usb port? is the cable plugged in correctly? check device manager and monitor it once the ext. hdd is plugged and report back with the result plz.

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usb 2/3 external drive, i looked.
ok plug it in to all USB ports, does wondoz go ding ****?
it is on windows,right? xp/w7/w8> what?
if that fails.
try another computer. ?
this will isolate the drive to bad drive or bad computer.

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Install USB 250GB External Hard Drive


Heres what to do.
1st go to this link ------ > Click Here

Next step is to choose your product type.

After choosing your product just click on the link WD SES DRIVER to download the driver of your product.

after downloading it, install it in your pc.

After installing the PC, insert your WD PASSPORT 250GB External hard drive to test if the driver you download works.

Goodluck. Hope my solution will help you. Please give me feedback regarding my solution on your problem. Thank you very much.

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My computer says "USB device not recognized" when


You are likely missing the drivers. If you really need to get it open, plug it in, find the drive, right click and select explore. This MIGHT work; i'm not entirely sure.

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I saw the message while copying even a single file from my external USB HD i-e "the request cannot be performed because of device I/O" and "digital delyed right failed" simultaneously...


Is the error occurring when reading "from" the W.D. drive,
or is the error occurring when writing "to" your internal drive?

> digital delyed right failed

Is that the exact spelling of the error-message?

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Wont recognize usb anymore


if the external hard disk drive powers on, perhaps replacing the USB cable could help ?

i had WD extrenal, and it crapped out on me -- i had so much vital information that i lost . i finally discovered that the power modeul inside the housing that encases the drive was bad.. i coul not get the PC board replaced.

i hope you can resolve this with new USB cable.

have you tried another computer -- see if that PC recognises the WD external drive

let me know how it works out for you

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MY PASSPORT ESSENTIAL WD1600ME-00 is not recognized by plug-and-play in either of my HP Desktop Windows computers (One with XP, one with VISTA). Power light comes on when attached to any USB port. Device...


You run MS Windows Update to download and install the latest OS updates. Your WD external HDD should be detected after OS update.

For non updates system, try to connect WD to the USB Port where it worked before. If you have 4 USB ports for instance, try to connect it to these ports one try at a time. Windows XP might have assigned one USB port for your device before when it was working just fine.

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I reformatted the wd my passport hd. now my computer won't recognize it. I need the installation softare


Here is the WD page, pick your Passport type, on the next page download the software you need:
Select the software to download: http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=2&lang=en

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If it answers your post, please be kind to rate it.

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Just plug your USB HDD directly into your MBoard's USB port...

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Try using a Usb 2 cable "The one that came with the WD My Passport " And put it directly to the PC...
In some cases, Like mine, I used an extended cable + the cable that came with the "WD My Passport" and i got the same problem ..
So i simply removed the extended cable and put the put "WD My Passport " directly to the PC with its own cable and the problem was solved to me ..
Samer.F

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