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I fear for my My Book

I cannot access my My Book from the desktop (it doesn't even appear), I can't restart manually with it's button, and its light is blinking.  What should I do?

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Windows cannot see external HDD


Which operating system ???...
Install a My Book External Hard Drive

Installing a My Book external hard drive will add additional hard drive storage to your computer. The My Book external hard drive is easy to install and can be moved between computers so that you always have your information at your fingertips.
If you are thinking about an external hard drive, the My Book is a great choice because of how easy it is to install and transport, if necessary.

Meet the requirements for using the My Book external hard drive on your computer.
It is adaptable with Windows Vista, XP and 2000. For a Mac, it is adaptable with Mac OS X 10.4.8 or later.
Take the external hard drive out of the box and inspect it.
It should be in good condition with no flaws in the exterior.
Plug the AC adapter into an outlet. Connect the other end into the external drive.

Plug in the USB connection to the My Book external hard drive on the back in the USB port.
Plug in the other end of the USB connection to the open USB port on your laptop or desktop.
The computer will recognize the My Book hard drive right away.

Access the hard drive by clicking the "Start" button at the bottom of your screen.
When the window opens, click on "My Computer."
Under "Devices With Removal Storage" you will see the external hard drive.
Double-click the icon to open a window to display any contents stored on this hard drive.


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Access an Inaccessible Drive

You can gain access to a working hard drive that is inaccessible when the system starts and assign it a drive letter under the Windows Explorer interface.
Or, you can import foreign disks into Windows or create a partition and format them.
You can scan a drive for bad sectors or lost clusters and repair the system files to allow access to a corrupted drive.
In short, you can utilize the drives as they were intended to be used by completing some operating-system configuration steps that are occasionally required for some drive installations.

Click "Start" (the Windows Orb) and "Computer" to access the Windows Explorer screen. Right-click on the inaccessible drive and choose "Properties" from the context menu.
Click the "Tools" tab and click "Check Now" under the Error-Checking section.
Select both check boxes to allow the system to automatically fix file-system errors and to scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors.
Allow the system to run the scan the next time the system is booted.
Restart the computer to complete the scan and check for access after the scan completes.
Click "Start" (Windows Orb) and "Computer" to access the Windows Explorer screen.
Right-click on the inaccessible drive and choose "Properties" from the context menu.
Click the "Security" tab and click "Edit" to change permissions for the drive.
Click "Users" from the Group or User Names section.
Check the "Allow" box for full control and check for access after the settings are saved.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and then click "Administrative Tools" and double-click "Computer Management" to launch the utility.
Click "Disk Management" to display a list of all detected drives in the system.
Right-click in the left column of the inaccessible drive and click "Import Foreign Disk" to allow the system to convert the disk signature to a local disk.
Check for access after the settings are saved.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and then click "Administrative Tools" and double-click "Computer Management" to launch the utility.
Click "Disk Management" to display a list of all detected drives in the system.
Right-click in the right column of the inaccessible disk and choose "Change Drive Letters and Path."
If no letter exists, click "Add" and assign a drive letter from the list of available letters.
If a drive letter is listed, click "Change" and select a new letter to eliminate any conflicts with other devices in the system.
Check for access after these settings are in place, which may require a restart of the system.
Click "Start" and "Control Panel" and then click "Administrative Tools" and double-click "Computer Management" to launch the utility. Click "Disk Management" to display a list of all detected drives in the system. Right-click in the right column of the inaccessible disk and choose "New Simple Volume" to create a partition and format it for use.
Click "Next" when the New Simple Volume Wizard appears.
Click "Next" to accept the maximum size for the drive.
Click "Next" to accept the suggested drive letter assignment.
Click "Next" to format the volume with the suggested defaults or change them if desired.
Click "Finish" to format the drive and make it accessible to the operating system.
Restore a Drive That Is Not Accessible
Microsoft Windows operating systems support a large number of file system formats including FAT12, FAT16, FAT32 and NTFS.
Hard drives are typically formatted with either FAT32 or NTFS, both of which can be used for years without issues.
Damage can occur to the file system through a sudden power outage, malicious software or lack of maintenance, rendering the drive unreadable or inaccessible.
Run the Chkdsk utility in Windows to resolve file system corruption and restore access to the hard drive.

Select the "Start" or "Globe" button and then click "Programs." Click "Accessories" and then right-click the command line icon in the menu that appears.
Click "Run as Administrator" in the drop down menu that appears.
The command prompt will display.
Enter "chkdsk C: /F" substituting the "C:" with the letter assigned to the drive that cannot be accessed, and then tap the "Enter" key.
Enter "Y" and tap the "Enter" key if a message appears that states "Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? (Y/N)."
Let the disk scan run and fix the drive, or if the scan does not start, reboot and let the scan run and repair the drive.

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Enable Drive Letter View

Click the "Start" button and choose "Control Panel" from the start menu.
Click "Folder Options" and navigate to the "View" tab.
Scroll down and place a mark next to "Show drive letters," then click "OK."

Configuring Drive Manager

Click the "Start" button to launch the start menu.
Right-click "Computer" and choose "Manage" from the menu.
Click "Storage" in the menu on the right side to extend the section.
Click "Disk Management" under the "Storage" header.
This will show you a list of drives and removable storage on your computer.
It will also report the status of the drives, such as "Healthy."
If the removable storage does not have a drive letter or has a drive letter in conflict with another drive, you can assign it a new letter.
Right-click the icon of your removable storage drive and click "Change Drive Letter and Paths."
Click the "Change" button, then choose a drive letter from the drop-down menu.
Select a letter that is near to the end of the alphabet to prevent drive overlap issues.
Click "OK" to allow the changes to take place.
You should now see the removable storage listed with your other drives on the "My Computer" screen.

Sep 06, 2013 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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Problems access my My Book External Hard Drive


have you checked you usb connection? try unplugging it then plugging it back in see if computer recognises it then if not chances are your drive has failed

Jul 15, 2010 | Western Digital My Book Premium ES...

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Sweex Wireless Router Model:LW050v2 Ver2.0


hello , please follow these steps --> After the reset , the router will restart and the factory settings are reloaded & the computer will lose connection with the router for around 30 seconds. After this the router can be accessed through its default IP Address. (192.168.50.1).
Method-1 :- To reset the router , press the reset switch , press and hold the button or reset switch while you switchon the router again. After switching on the router press and hold the button another 10 seconds , then the router will restart.
Method-2 :- Left in the column, click "System Tools" and then "Factory Settings". click "Restore" to start the reset. A message appears , click "OK" to continue.
This solves your problem... plz do rate me..

Jul 21, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Home Edition 500...

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Mionet problem


Your account has something called "account bug"
You will need to reinstall MioNet on all computers, reset the My Book World, then attach it to your new MioNet account. You'll need to download the Blue-Ring My Book World version of MioNet here:
http://www.MioNet.com/mbvista
Then, to attach your My Book World to the new MioNet account (just select a new username when you re-install MioNet), follow these directions:

1. Turn off My Book World
2. Identify the reset button on the back of My Book World
3. Depress the reset button while restarting My Book World
4. Keep the reset button depressed for about 10 seconds after you see blue lights on My Book World

You should now be able to sign in to the Shared Storage Manager as admin/123456.

5. Please open your web browsers and enter (without the quotes) "http://<IP address of My Book World>" or "http://mybookworld" in the address bar. The Shared Storage Manager web page will appear.
6. Once you have accessed the Western Digital Shared Storage Manager please select "General Setup" then choose "WD Anywhere Access settings." Use the default username of "admin" and default password of "123456" (without the quotes). On the following page you will have three buttons to select, please click on the "Reset" button. This will return the MioNet software on My Book World to default settings.
7. From within the MioNet Client, go to File > Remove Computer. Locate the My Book World (WDStorage, MyBookWorld, or whatever you named it) and remove it.
8. If you do not see a new window from MioNet informing you that you have a storage device available, "Scan for Cameras and New Devices…" to detect the unit.

Jul 16, 2009 | Western Digital 500GB My Book World...

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Cant connect my 1TB WD world edition to my linksys router


Your My Book World should not be formatted or you will lose all ability to access it through the Network -- it will simply become a hard-drive at that point. There is software installed on the hard-drives that communicate with your Router in order to obtain an IP and be available as a Network Drive. If the drive and the Router are communicating, you should see an IP in the DHCP list of your Router. It is possible that the My Book World is not setup for DHCP, so if it is placed in an alternate environment with incompatible static IPs, it won't be able to access the Internet or be available locally. You can try a hardware reset on the drive and see if it pops up in your Router's DHCP/Client list, at which point it should also appear locally and over MioNet (MioNet will need to register the device to an account before it will appear in MioNet, but it must detect the drive locally in order to attach).

1. Turn off My Book World
2. Identify the reset button on the back of My Book World
3. Depress the reset button while restarting My Book World
4. Keep the reset button depressed for about 10 seconds after you see blue lights on My Book World

Jul 02, 2009 | Western Digital 500GB My Book World...

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My book home edition,in "my computer" "F" says disk not formated


The poewr supplies are horrible in this brand, I had to remove two WD drives from the external cases and install them internally to access the data, even when the fan and lights would come on. try to test the drive internally in a desktop, and then you can back up the contents as well

Mar 30, 2009 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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Mionet problem


The issue you are experiencing is account bug. You must reinstall MioNet and create a new MioNet account, then attach the My Book World to the new account. You will then regain your MioNet access.
http://www.MioNet.com/mbvista -- this is the download installer for MioNet which works for blue-ring My Book Worlds. The White-Light My Book World requires different software.

To create a new MioNet account, please use the following instructions:

Part A. Reset MioNet/Anywhere Access

1. Please open your web browsers and enter (without the quotes) "http://<IP address of My Book World>" or "http://mybookworld" in the address bar. The Shared Storage Manager web page will appear. The username and password it requests will be the same as your MioNet username, and the original password used for MioNet (if you changed your password on our website, it does not update the My Book World).

2. Once you have accessed the Western Digital Shared Storage Manager please select "General Setup", then choose "WD Anywhere Access settings". On the following page you will have three buttons to select: please click on the "Stop" button, wait until WD Anywhere Access status goes to "Inactive", then click the "Reset" button. Once the WD Anywhere Access Status goes to "Not Registered," (on older firmware, it will go back to Active), the My Book World has been properly reset. This will return the MioNet software on the My Book World to default settings. It will not harm your stored files.

Part B. Uninstall and Reinstall MioNet (on a computer located on the same network as My Book World)

1. Uninstall MioNet from one of your computers.
2. Insert your Western Digital installation disk or download MioNet from http://www.mionet.com/mbvista and launch the MioNet installer.

NOTE: You must use the installation disk or the link above to create your new account. Certain functionality related to the My Book World is related to the installer you use to register a new MioNet account. Failure to use the proper installer may result in the need to repeat this process.

3. Register as a new user. You will need to specify a new username and E-Mail address.
4. During the installation, MioNet should detect the now reset My Book World. Please add it to your new account.

Part C. Uninstall and Reinstall MioNet on your other computers

1. Uninstall MioNet from your other computers.
2. Install MioNet using the Western Digital installation disk or downloaded from MioNet from http://www.mionet.com/mbvista and launch the MioNet installer.
3. Register as a current user with your new account's information.

Please let us know what your new account name is and we will follow-up with additional information. We will also send you instructions on how to reset that account's password.

Oct 08, 2008 | Western Digital My Book Essential Edition...

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