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Western Digital not working

Recently my WD250 isn't showing up on my computer. I plug it in, I get the USB connect sound, but no drive. I went through the Computer Manager and it shows up, but it always freezes. It seems like when I plug it in, its slow and freezes everything. But when I disconnect it, everything is fine again. Is there any way to recover the data or someone tell me what I can do next? I've tried to plug it in the wall and its not working and I refused to put it in the freezer.

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  • Anonymous Sep 04, 2008

    Recently my WD250 isn't showing up on my computer. I plug it in, I get
    the USB connect sound, but no drive. I went through the Computer
    Manager and it shows up, but it always freezes. It seems like when I
    plug it in, its slow and freezes everything. But when I disconnect it,
    everything is fine again. Is there any way to recover the data or
    someone tell me what I can do next

  • Josh Whitehead
    Josh Whitehead Oct 05, 2008

    my wd 250 gb external hdd,,isnt showing up on my cpu,,the usb conect makes a sound,,but its not there,,i have a lot of stuff on that that i dont want to lose,,like pictures

  • Anonymous Oct 10, 2008

    My WD fell once, and now when I connect it, it makes the sound, but when I go into My PC, it isn´t there, I´ve tried everything I can to fix it, but it still isn´t working.

  • lolabud14 Nov 03, 2008

    Recently when I plug in my WD hard drive it makes the USB sound, but instead of showing up in My computer as WD it shows up at e: and will not open. When I attempt to open e: it says my computer (not responding). Sometimes it asks me if I want to format e:. The blue light shines whenever I plug in the harddrive, and there are no abnormal noises coming from the hard drive. I just want my music and pictures back!

  • tashbw Nov 28, 2008

    When i connect the power cable to the WD, It makes a starting sound and the blue thin light flashes once then it stops again!!

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Mine was recognizing, but also freezing. It was a problem with the drive and it wasn't recoverable. I will say, the more you try to load it and pull the info from it, the more damage you cause to the drive if anything is recoverable.

If you want to try and recover it, you need to contact a recover agency and send it in. Eco Data Recovery is great. Don't keep plugging and replugging it in. You are losing more and more each time. You can pay up to 1K depending on your drive. They told me I couldn't recover mine but to hold onto that they were working on the technology for what is wrong with mine and I could send it in a couple of years from now.

They advised me to stay away from 500+GB because (in '08) the technology wasn't there and he sees them come through all the time. He said WD was the worst. ouch. Each one of my drives has a back up. My info is precious, you can never have to many.

Word to the wise:
Have an external drive to backup your computer... trust me, one day your drive will fail... give it time. It happened to me twice... at the same time. How much are your pictures, video's worth..... is it worth losing? I lost my babies first years.. :(


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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.

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1. please load service pack2 in order to enable USB 2.0

2. we are constantly lied to by the computer industry so get used to it untill the feds crack their skulls.

3. remember if it's not hebrew it's a lie :-> shalom

while this may or may not solve the problem it will help.

for farther assistance I will need to know which motherboard you have and what operating system.

Posted on Sep 09, 2008

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SOURCE: Dropped my WD250 passport... From your experience,

Actually you can try it yourself. If the hard drive is not mechanically damaged. When you connect the drive do you hear any noise when the drive is running(i mean louder than usual). If not then you can use this software called "Recover Soft Data Rescue PC". I have successfully recovered data using it on my friend's hard drive. The best part is you can download a free trial see if it is able to scan your data. If it can then it will show you the status of your current data and rates it like "Excellent(easily recoverable) to poor(data is badly corrupted and hard to recover). I suggest you give it a shot see if your data is in excellent or good state. If not you can always get it done professionally
http://www.prosofteng.com/products/data_rescue_pc.php.
Feel free to postback just in case you need more help using it.

Sai.

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