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do this and it should work : unplug the power and USB cords from the external WD drive
wait 20 seconds. plug the power cord into the drive (make sure the other end is plugged into the wall) wait 20 seconds, plug the one end of the USB into the computer, and the other end into the WD external drive.
in a few seconds, your computer should see and activate the WD external drive.
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Go to BIOS (Press DEL or F2 to enter BIOS). Check if the Power state is in S1. Ensure that USB setting is in Hi-Speed.
Restart the computer and try using the device. this should fix.
Let us know the result.
Does you drive make any sounds like these?
If yes you have a mechanical problem and you should get a specialist to work on it.
If not - try to remove the drive from the enclosure and connect it directly to the computer to recover your files.