Question about Western Digital My Book Essential Edition (WDG1U5000N) 500 GB Hard Drive
Whenever I plug in the usb for the external hard drive, the computer can read it and all but it wont show up on My Computer at all. It was installed and still nothing happened. I see a Safely Remove Hardware Icon, but it doesnt do much since I can't even drag anything to my external hard drive. help.!!
Try these steps: - Right-click on "My Computer" - Click "Manage" - Click on the "Disk Management" icon in the left column (Under the "Storage" category" - If your disk appears on the right-hand side, then try to right-click on it and create a partition. The issue may just be that, since the disk is not partitioned/formatted, a drive letter has not been assigned, which would cause it to not show up in the "My Computer" list Good luck!
Posted on Oct 07, 2007
i fixed my problem by going to the western digital site and downloaded the installation package. i installed it and next thing i knew it started working again. hope that may help if anyone runs into a similar problem
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
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