Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive

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I used it to back up pics and music and it was working great. I moved and hooked everything back up again and now I get this error: E:\ is not accesible The file or directory is corrupt & readable. I don't get it - one day it worked and the next it doesn't.

Thanks to anyone who can HELP!

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  • John Sawan Aug 12, 2008

    I have the same problem just today, Aug 12, 2008, i was copying files from my PC to the WD MyBook 500GB, it started to hang waited for several minutes but nothing happens so i forced shutdown the PC to recover from the hangup, when restarted i cant acces the drive saying it needs to be formatted.

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Please explain exactly how to fix that problem my western digital recently just stoped working for no reason it says there is no problems with it but it is not located under my computer so i cant acess the stuff thats on please help me out thank you

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Log on to Kaizer v8.1 antivirus coz the hard drive has a virus download it and run it over for sure it will be okey. raymarvynpadilla@yahoo.com

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