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Can not find the device when i plug the usb into my pc

Hi, could you help me on this probme?

when i plug WD 120GB usb into my pc, i could not see the device drive in my computer.

Thank You

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  • marty111 Dec 15, 2007

    plugged in and xp should see it but it will not show up despite windows saying device working properly.

  • PaturnOne Sep 15, 2008

    I ahve the same problem. with my 120gb

    My computer shows there are drives installed on the computer.

    However the drive itself will not show up.

    I am running Vista on an Acer computer sorry im not sure the model.

  • Anonymous Nov 29, 2008

    I see the drive on my system tabs and also in disc management but it doesn't show in the drive list at all. Driving me crazy.



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You need to used Disk Management, goto Start> Control Panel> Administrative Tools> Computer Management> Disk Management. Select volume/drive, if you found drive doesn't yet assign a drive letter, you need to assigned it by right click at the highlighted drive then assign drive letter then apply.

Finally, you will just use double click or right click explore inorder you to view the data inside your harddrive.

Please rate me SOLVED!

Posted on Nov 20, 2007



Diazphi,how can you recomend this solution when WesternDigital (the big mama of the monopols) doesn't provide an unified driver for plug-play recognition (plug&pray) and then the driver couldn't be apropiate installed when connecting the device to the respective port?. I've the same problem and no way to view trough the administrative tools because it doesn't registered in windows devices (It's no logic). At your position,and if you know how can be combined the files trough the windows directories in order to install manually the XP drivers and create the .inf additional file,so that's the point for us and then I'll greatly apreciate as well. Dan

Posted on Feb 04, 2008


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