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My wife, after I caught her cheating on me decided to delete or format my "My Book Essential Edition 2 TB Hard Drive ( WDBAAF0020HBK)" The problem I now have is that my PC doesn't even recognise this hard drive. I tried downloading software for it, adding new hardware etc. but cannot get it to connect. It powers up etc but it just doesn't want to "talk" to my PC. I have photos of my son from my previous marriage as well as family photos, landscape photos etc on it. I would appreciate if you could help me. Thank you

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Try a new cord then check if you system sees it through your computer .dose your system have a restore point on drive try that let me know jim then we will see what else i can do for you.

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I can't add files to my Western Digital My Book


What method did you use to try and format the drive? I would recommend that you try the WD Quick Formatter. It can be downloaded from the following link, where full instructions are also given.

http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/3868/p/228%2C209%2C316/session/L3RpbWUvMTMyNjI4ODI3Mi9zaWQvUTQ3QmVUTms%3D

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DID YOU MEAN, FORMAT AND ERASE?? OR DOES PC NOT RECCONIZE YOUR DRIVE?? PLEASE ADVISE.

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I have a Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB External Hard Drive. Recently My aunt knocked the unit over and since then it doesn't shown in my computer and the light doesn't shut off unless I in plug it....


Those unit have a regular hard drive in side maybe a plug has come loose inside take it back and have it looked at. Tech's can get the info off it for you.

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My Book essential 2 TB hard drive not recognized by PS3. It is partition with 2 ms-dos fat partitions. An ideas how to get the ps3 to see the usb mass storage device?


You must format the drive as FAT32

Note that your drive is too big to be formatted as a single 2TB FAT32 partition, its basically too big for PS3 usage.

but I think we should be able to get it to work.

You need to create one big partition off the drive, you can do that by connecting the drive first to your computer and then, right click on my computer or computer and select manage. Then on the right side of the computer management window you need to click on Disk management.

On the right side you need to find your 2TB externall hard drive, delete all the partitions from it so that its entirely free space or unpartitioned space, then create a new volume, full size of the drive, do not format it, if it doesn't let you pass without formatting then make sure its on quick format and fat32.

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Most commonly, 297 GB is the formatted capacity of the 320 GB hard drive. You can check if there is any unpartitioned space left on your hard drive. Right click My Computer, click Manage, click Disk Management, locate the hard drive which shows 297 GB (a big reactangle). If this rectangle is all the way from left to right, everything is fine. Else it will also show another rectangle next to it as Unpartitioned space which you can format and use.

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i heard that it must be installed under SATA 3 or 4 and only the c drive or system drives are to be under SATA 1 and 2. You change this in the BIOS i think.

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log in from administrator see if your anti virus's or your windows fire wall is not interrupting if not solved go to run in the start menu type command "chkdsk" "netuser administrator (the password you want to give)"

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moving them is not an issue..you ever considered making the two computers on same home office network through a router or wireless?

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