If the drive does not power on, or is not spinning, the unit could be damaged. These hard drives do some come with a driver of thier own as a design descision, which was fine and dandy before Windows 7 popped up, as all PCs ran a An error (403 Forbidden) has occurred in response to this request. With the way the external hard drives work, from my understanding, does not allow it to be compatable with Window 7s new and more effecient file format. weblink
and the first link in that doc.Andreas Sep 5, 2009 5:01 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post Apple Footer This site contains user submitted content, comments and opinions If no, check if security enabled? Have you tried connecting the drive to another computer internally or externally? din_je 2010-01-07 02:35:02 UTC #2 you must bent your usb cable when connect it to pc WD_prob 2010-01-27 10:13:19 UTC #3 Hi there, were you able to find a solution ? http://ccm.net/forum/affich-523012-problems-with-an-external-hard-drive-wd-320gb
Sep 5, 2009 4:46 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by Thomas Bryant, Thomas Bryant Sep 5, 2009 4:56 PM in response to ShedEntertainment Level 6 (13,865 points) Do you mean break it open and take it out of the case? See if the externa drive will show up in disk management.
A warranty replacement is the only practical option. AFAICS, your drive requires professional data recovery. Thanks again. Wd Internal Hard Drive Not Recognized Add to Want to watch this again later?
agreed to ENABLE device and my computer can see it now... Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7 If I google HOW TO OPEN A WD PASSPORT I find out how.Let's get down to it. Loading... My drive was recognised for about 5 mins this morning but then automatically decided it wasnt recognised anymore then dissapeared.
mediocrefilms2 64,213 views 2:34 WD My Passport External Hard Drive Problem (HELP) - Duration: 4:02. Wd Hard Drive Not Working Light Flashing You can also attempt to use a third party recovery software, or a data recovery company as well. Dont tell me its gone ! Do any of you have any suggestions for reasonable pricing for data recovery?
You can not post a blank message. click for more info I'm not getting the distinct 'click' of a dead drive, just repeated quiet attempts to get itself going. Wd External Hard Drive Not Detected Working... Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac Oct 20, 2012 #4 Fred Daugherty TS Rookie George_Quin, We are sorry to hear about your external drive concerns.
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Please follow the instructions below for assistance determining why a drive is not found. Sep 5, 2009 6:45 AM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by ShedEntertainment, ShedEntertainment Sep 5, 2009 2:57 PM in response to jsd2 Level 1 (0 points) Sep 5, It is my understanding that a USB 2.0 drive should still be useable through a USB 1.1 port, though it will be very slow. check over here Run Data Lifeguard Diagnostics Data Lifeguard Diagnostics can help you diagnose and solve most common problems.
Try a different EIDE or SATA cable If a bad data cable is installed, the symptoms could be ranging from corrupt data, wrong info in BIOS, to not recognizing the drive. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 Nov 9, 2012 #5 (You must log in or sign up to reply here.) Show Ignored Content Similar Topics Western Digital external hard drive stopped working Mar 1, 2016 Western Digital I have a G4 with Tiger and a G4 with leo and the leo machine will mount drives that the Tiger machine won't and otherwise they are identical.
BEFORE REDING THIS, please keep in mind that I am no expert and that this is based on personal observation and speculation based on my own expirements using this product and Either you want to try or not. gameguy 2010-02-06 15:14:21 UTC #9 are you all having the same issue as me? When I plug it in, the activity light keeps blinking. I tried a few different cables and next again, then it could see it but it had DISABLED it...