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I tried it on two computers it doesnt see the drive a steady light is onthe my book the computers see it as new hardware but no files i have over 400,000 songs lost help

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What O/S did you download to My Book with and what O/S are you using now.? Is it NTFS or Fat32.?

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My my book is connected, lights on n everything. in the device manager it is there as a mass storage device, but i cant open it or anything on it. it isnt showing up in my computer. i need files that are...


The unit id defective - hardware fault. Your last hope is to remove the actual hard disk from within it, put it directly in a desktop and try to access it from there. If even now you can't then the hard disk is dead and everything on it is lost.

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250 gb Hard drive not being recognized


try these two option:
1).start-my computer-right click-manage-device manager-action-scan for hardware changes-check on the usb if all 6 of them are working if not reinstal driver.
2)download this program ,instal it and update your drivers (usb) is free from here http://www.radarsync.com/

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Computer does not recognize My Book


Right click on my computer.then left click (LC) on manage. go to disk management. if you dont see your drive try removing it and plugging it back in. if it does see it RC and LC on initiallize drive. you should hear a da dum from windows when you plug in a new piece of hardware. or whenit initializesthe drive. if not you have an internal problem with the drive. the drive may be fine but some of the electronic components can fail. you can try using a different external harddrive enclosure @ 15- 30 $. Does the drive light up. fi you get it up runnig you may want to consider bacing up the data you ext. drive may be close to failing.

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possibly the firmware is corrupted,u need some tools to repair it.or go 2 the professional dr company

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i fixed my problem by going to the western digital site and downloaded the installation package. i installed it and next thing i knew it started working again. hope that may help if anyone runs into a similar problem

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It sounds like the hardware failed. If it no longer mounts or powers up then I would say the hdd crashed and died. Sorry.

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Can't find set up on my computer


Does your drive make any unusual sounds like any of these: http://datacent.com/hard_drive_sounds.php ?
If yes then you got a problem - it's something mechanical with the heads.
If it sounds normal or doesn't spin up at all - try to connect it to another computer and if still no go - remove the internal drive from enclosure and connect directly to PC via SATA port.

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Reformatted drive and now it won't work on second computer!


go to my computer>properties>device manager and scan for new hardware changes after connecting the device to your system...

if the device doesnt show up..try to install the usb driver of the particular make..

thankyou

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Western Digital My Book essential 2 - 500Gb - blue light on shutdown


Scan your system virus is atacked then check your os then try it propabaly it will work still its problam repair the oprerating system. before stsrt the drive scan the virus

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I have a "My Book", Essential Edition, External drive, which a friend set up for me with a lot of information on it. When I plug in the USB and the addaptor (after having my MAC Book booted up),...


gud day...does ur mac book support any plug and play device? if it is then try to plug it to ur another usb port if it doesnt work...there sumthing wrong with your mac book.,it means that your mac book doesnt recognize the hardware to attach on to it...or ur mac software doesnt support the external hard drive...mac book operating system doesnt work with your essential edition external drive

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