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hi wemcculloch.
As what has been said by the other members you need to try.
or you could go to this link and have a read up.
How to Fix You Need to Format the Disk before You Can Use It
and this one.

Fix External Hard Drive No Media Error Appuals com
or this.
Internal HDD shows as Removable No Media Storage
or even this link might help you out.
External USB Hard Drive format problem No Media Google Search

Western Digital... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017


You will have to be the computer administrator to change any values on any hard drive

click start control panel user accounts you should see a box with the administrator and the guest account if you have made one click on the administrator this may vary depending on which operating system you have

click start click to open on my computer you should see your hard drive usually C: right click select properties there will be an array of options select the security tab option then advanced make sure you have full control in windows 7

click start control panel user accounts click on the administrators account if you have made one or you will have to create one in windows XP

USB drives can be write-protected by modifying the StoreageDevicePolicies Registry key and WriteProtect Registry value.
click Start>run>regedit to open Registry Editor. and press control+F to open the find dialogue box and type "usb device" or "driverdesc" to open usb mass storage device or type "usb mass storage device" in the search windows. And right click on it and delete. This will set the policy value to 0. then insert your usb device. It will work fine.
# Remember: do not delete any unknow files in the registry as this will make some programes not work as usual.

also
If you are running a Windows XP OS then you might be able to:
- click start right click on my computer select open
- Right click the icon of your Flash Drive (It should be F:/ or something)
- Click Properties in the menu that comes up
- Click the Sharing tab
- Click permissions
- And finally, click Allow next to Full Control.
hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Apr 16, 2017


It looks like your external hard disk in FAT32 system and outlook messages file .PST is more then 4GB.

To know the file system of the Hard Disk right click on the drive select properties.

Check your file system first. FAT32 will not support more than file size of 4GB.

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There are 2 options to copy.

1. Split the .PST in to 2 or more outlook data file

or

2. Convert the FAT32 System to NTFS.

To convert from FAT32 to NTFS. go to following link

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307881







Western Digital... | Answered on Oct 02, 2015


Hard drives do not beep. There is nothing in them that is capable of beeping. Please find the source of the sound and post that here so we can help.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 04, 2014


Which operating system ??......
Click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes
automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now start
You might tick one box then return after its finished the first repair then return and tick the second box you should not do anything while the chkdsk utility is in progress any input may damage this drive
I found that you get best results by ticking one box then returning after it has finished then tick the other box

Right click on your drive select properties run the disk clean up option it will clean up unnecessary files on your drive you might alternate these things also uninstall some unnecessary programs this should free up some space

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2013


try other usb port, or other computer and see whether the hdd is detected. If still not, try to go to device manager ( http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000833.htm ), and then assign a drive letter to the hdd. After that, try to access it from Computer, if not able to access it, format it (use quick format) and then use this file recovery program to recover your files.
http://www.asoftech.com/adr/

Western Digital... | Answered on Jan 19, 2013


Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.
if this fails to fix the problem
Restart your computer
During the boot process you will see on the screen to press a certain key to enter setup usually the Delete or F2 key
this will vary depending on your computer and operating system

Press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS using the arrow keys load failsafe defaults or load optimized defaults press escape then press f10 to save to cmos to restart

hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 15, 2012


what sort of disk are you referring to usb disk cd /dvd you might need the software on your computer to read the certain drive data
eg: adobe or direct x

hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Jul 18, 2012


you might need some third party disk manager

http://www.filehoo.com/download/Partition-Magic-8,0.aspx


http://download.cnet.com/minitool-partition-wizard-home/3000-2094_4-10962200.html



are the drives ide or sata you have set up master slave


The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.


The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.


There is a connection problem such as a bad cable


for internal hard drives


Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions IDE,SATA


the leads from your MOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVE make sure they have a

secure dust free connections and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty if its a flat 40pin ide

this will be the first to fail


make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions


or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error

hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Jul 02, 2012


I have exactly the same problem with the same type of HDD. Did you find any solution?
Please let me know.

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 02, 2012


If you have alcohol 120 installed, uninstall it first.
Now Right click on my Computer - Select Properties - Hardwaredevices - Device Manage: Check your DVD/CD drives. Whether everything is connected.
Good Luck.

Western Digital... | Answered on Jul 15, 2011


Test all leads that attach to your hard drive including electrical extensions,IDE,SATA

the leads from your: "((MOTHERBOARD TO YOUR HARD DRIVE))" :make sure they have a secure connection and are not faulty or just replace them they could be faulty
make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd 3 1/2 inch floppy have secure connections and are not faulty even the electrical extensions or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs its connections to continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error even something as small as a faulty electrical extension or fan lead can cause this problem
follow the troubleshooting procedure a computer needs all of the data and electrical current to travel through every device and to have an end to be able work properly

a motherboard and a hard drive any leads between them will fail before your motherboard or your hard drive if its a flat ribbon 40 pin type IDE replace it this will be the first to fail check all electrical extensions make sure they are securely seated even the cd/dvd floppy drives need to have current go through make sure these drives are working hope this helps also it could be a dirty computer clean all of the dust from your computer you could use a vacuum cleaner but whatever you use make absolutely sure there is no moisture gets to anything in your computer

hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 29, 2011


When you boot up to the log in screen type in administrator as user to log in if you cant log in

during the boot up process you will see on the screen for a short amount of time press a certain key to enter set up press and hold that key during the boot up process to enter BIOS scroll down to set user password or supervisor password you can change or remove your password from there hope this helps

also
The most common way that we know on how to reset or clear the BIOS password is to physically remove the power from the computer by disconnecting the power plug and then removing a battery for 30 minutes from the motherboard. Another way is to reset the clear CMOS jumper on the motherboard itself. Both of the 2 methods mentioned works because most motherboards use a battery to sustain the BIOS/CMOS settings for the motherboards PROM chip. So by cutting off cmos the battery power, the BIOS/CMOS settings will be erased:
. Hope this helps

Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 28, 2011


this is not likely an issue with the information on the drive, so you should not have to format or erase anything to get it to work. Most likely you are missing a driver or program that tells your computer how to read off a USB disk drive. This would not prevent the drive from getting power ... just from being able to transfer information to your computer. Check the Western Digital web site for the program or driver -- they should have what you need. If you are unable to find it on your own, contact WD tech support directly and ask them for the newest drivers.
If this does not help, you might have the wrong USB port (if you are running an old computer with a USB1 adapter, but trying to run a component with a USB2 connection it may not work). If this is the case, you should be able to purchase a newer USB adapter for your computer and resolve the issue. If WD cannot help you with drivers, and you are sure you have an up-to-date USB adapter, is anything working at all in this USB port? If not, it might be a bad port (if you plug the drive into another jack it could work). If your other USB devices work in this jack, then it is not the jack ...
If nothing else is working ... make sure that your computer meets all of the minimum requirements for the hard drive (this information should be available on the Western Digital web page -- just search for your model number and you should come up with a listing including the minimum requirements). This is not likely to be the problem ... but I am running out of ideas (hopefully one of the previous solutions helped already). If your system is missing one of the requirements then upgrade that bit and you should be good. This will really only be the case if you are running a computer that is over a few years old -- newer models should be able to handle a 320Gb drive (I use all old tech -- the newest computer I have is a pentium 4, so I do run into this problem sometimes with new upgrades). Good luck ... if nothing works please leave a comment and I will see if there is something else I can figure out for you.

Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 02, 2011


You cannot simply drag and drop icons onto your Hard Drive. In order for programs to run off the hard-drive, you must have them installed to the drive.
Whenever you install a program and it asks where you would like the installed files to be placed, simply choose to have them installed on your external hard drive which is most likely name E:\ or F:\

Western Digital... | Answered on Jun 01, 2011


44.99 here

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Western Digital... | Answered on May 31, 2011

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