Report buckmajor- Apr 3, 2010 12:46PM What if there is no drive showing in the > Disk Management > Disk Drives? Back to top #4 hamluis hamluis Moderator Moderator 50,998 posts ONLINE Gender:Male Location:Killeen, TX Local time:06:21 AM Posted 06 January 2011 - 03:35 PM Late, but pertinent , http://www.z-a-recovery.com/art-raw-filesystem.htm AND I use the drive solely for movie storage and have approx 1tb worth of data on the the drive. Nup. weblink
Changing the drive letter is NOT accessible. I'd start by trying the hard disc on another PC (if a desktop PC, plug into one of the sockets at the rear, they tend to have more power). scooter99tube 166,747 views 12:22 Western Digital MyPassport 2TB USB 3.0 HDD Disassembly - Duration: 9:47. Its just been 2 months. http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=14925
Sign in 274 10 Don't like this video? Register now Not a member yet? Joe_S 2011-12-06 04:23:29 UTC #7 Did you try moving the power supply to a different plug not in a surge protector? All Rights Reserved.
I actually found my drive in > Disk Management > Universal Serial Bus Controllers. I realized my brother had switched cords on me! Loading... Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 Loading...
Thank you very much in advance!" Hello, friends! Wd External Hard Drive Not Working Light Flashing Do Not use a USB Hub Ensure the USB cable between the computer and external drive is tightly secured, and not connected through any other device, such as USB HUB Power kadi January 13, 2012 Facebook Twitter Pinterest Stumbleupon Whatsapp Email My WD external hard drive just suddenly stopped being recognized by my computer while I was watching a movie. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-2622284/2tb-external-hard-drive-working-fixed.html run the diagnostics program designed for the model drive not being detected: See Answer ID 940: How to test a drive for problems using Data Lifeguard Diagnostics for Windows Test the
It might be the voltage adapter.
I had the bloke at the local computer shop open it up and take a look....says it's cactus, time for data recovery. Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized Woz2000 2012-02-11 13:38:20 UTC #20 Same for me. Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac Wasnt the problem, so didnt fix it.
Click on the X in the upper right corner to close the program Format WD External drives using WD Quick Formatter in Windows or Mac: From the Windows XP computer, download have a peek at these guys You will get solution. For more information on how to avoid ESD damage please see Answer ID 1486: How to properly handle Western Digital internal hard drives Internal drives do not come preformatted and may I can even replicate the problem again and again, grab the "bad" cord, plug into my vista laptop, it works, plug into windows 7 Nothing, it doesn't even see the drive Wd External Hard Drive Troubleshooting
Please see the answers below for assistance formatting your drive: Answer ID 3865: How to partition and format a WD drive on Windows and macOS Answer ID 291: How to format Plugging directly into a wall plug resolved the problem. You will be warned that deleting the volume will erase all data on the disk. check over here Advertisement Autoplay When autoplay is enabled, a suggested video will automatically play next.
or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. External Hard Drive Light On But Not Working To do enable VCD you will have to bring up the main window that comes up when you initially plug the HD in, go to the right most tab and choose It's one of the older HD's.
I found out the problem.... how can they not support their hard drive products? Not enough power reaching the hard disc. Wd My Passport For Mac Not Showing Up Seem like a basic design faults to me.
If left alone, it suddenly recognizes it, but only after several hours. Disk Management in left window 3. Loading... this content This feature is not available right now.
Sign in to report inappropriate content. Please Note: If you do have performed a formatting process on this WD Passport drive when you are asked to, also do not panic. I goes without saying it's the last time I buy a WD drive of any type. Use WD Drive Utilities to run a complete drive test.
prem143 2011-11-17 22:52:48 UTC #5 Hi I m having exactly the same issue..but Im connecting the WD 2TB to my dell inspirion Laptop , OS : Win 7 Tried all the where else might I find it please? All Things Dentistry 103,861 views 4:05 Western Digital My Book Essential 2TB - Removing The SATA Drive For My Unraid Server - Duration: 12:22. Why?
Try this - Duration: 8:36. The light still comes on and it doesn't make any clicking noise, but it just doesn't show up on my computer anymore. Looking for constructive support. Thank you very much.
BEST TRICK - Duration: 7:46. If I go to disk management, it is also not showing up there. Please try again later. ACS Data Recovery 841,543 views 18:28 DIY How to: a successful data recovery from clicking hard drive.
Hence, whatever happens, do not rush to perform any unsure operation on this drive to make things worse and follow the expert guidance carefully. Related Articles undelete pictures from sd card Download it and run tests on your disk. When your WD external hard drive stops working in reality and cannot be detected on any computer or PC, the common data recovery software, which often can only help scan some