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WesleyAngel, Mar 29, 2012 #1 Sponsor WesleyAngel Thread Starter Joined: Mar 29, 2012 Messages: 11 Bump, please? By their very nature, they do not alter what is on the drive, so using one is very unlikely to increase the probability of data loss. Rating is available when the video has been rented. Power on the device Once powered on the LED on the device should be lit. weblink

Anything appear? I am thankful to anyone who may be able to help me solve my dilemma and I certainly appreciate your time to answer me. The HDD is under warranty so I'll write to WD and see what they can do. HD Not Recognized Discussion in 'Hardware' started by WesleyAngel, Mar 29, 2012.

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mmerricks 2011-04-26 19:26:22 UTC #3 I am having the same problem with my WD external hard drive.  It sounds like it is running when I plug it into the power outlet, Now It just won't recognize. TechSpot is a registered trademark. BEST TRICK - Duration: 7:46.

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also I use it with another laptop but there is same problem (detect my wd but there is no drive in order to access my movie).. For assistance doing so, please see Answer ID 15058: Safely removing the USB device from the computer USB Port Power If the alternate computer can see and access the drive, the No more WD. Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Scroll to Storage Volumes and expand.

Try this: - Shutdown your computer - Remove SD card - Power up computer and plug in your USB drive At the moment i'm still guessing a drive letter conflict. If yes, click it, then Edit->Select All then Edit->Copy and then paste into your next post Nov 28, 2008 #8 delux269 TS Rookie Topic Starter Okay I attached the report If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started. 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

Elvandil, Apr 7, 2012 #12 WesleyAngel Thread Starter Joined: Mar 29, 2012 Messages: 11 I want to thank everyone here for all the great responses and taking time out of your Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7 Wd passport not working Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search the site Loading... Join our site today to ask your question.

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What operating system is it running? When window opens, look at right display panel. Wd Hard Drive Not Working Light Flashing C:\WINDOWS\setupapi.log Nov 29, 2008 #18 delux269 TS Rookie Topic Starter setupapi.txt is 556 KB size. Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac it's a fairly powerful application, you may have luck recovering your data using it...

Recuva is a good one to start with. have a peek at these guys Use Docking Station to access other unenclosed drives. Staff Online Now Noyb Trusted Advisor Advertisement Tech Support Guy Home Forums > Software & Hardware > Hardware > Home Forums Forums Quick Links Search Forums Recent Posts Members Members Quick Was this answer helpful? Wd Hard Drive Not Working Mac

Was this answer helpful? Right-click on it Click Run as Administrator A Windows Console will open. Sign in to make your opinion count. http://stickersweb.com/hard-drive/wd-elements-500gb-external-hard-drive-not-working.php It will simply try to find files.

When you start it, it offers an option to create a rescue CD. Wd Internal Hard Drive Not Recognized I am very happy to have everything back as of now and am immediately looking at Carbonite to see how that works and if I can put all 500 gb of See >http://www.amazon.com/StarTech-com-3-5in-SuperSpeed-Drive-Enclosure/dp/B003F5NS9W/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1392450731&sr=8-1&keywords=star+tech+3.5%22+drive+enclosureIf I need portability, I use a 16GB Adata USB 3 flash drive.I wish you good luck with this problem.

Attempting to recover the partition is another approach.

Just make sure it's a USB 2.0 cable (i think that's probably all they sell these days) and it's returnable. Same result on the desktop PC. And i'll guess it was caused when the SD card was inserted and recognized before the USB drive so it was assigned the USB drive letter! /** EDIT **/ Did your Wd Elements 500gb Portable Hard Drive Not Working Ask a new question Read More Hard Drives Laptops Western Digital Storage Related Resources solved suddenly from some hours, whenever I connect WB Passport to SONY VAIO laptop, hard disk is

In some cases, it may be that the circuit board controlling the actuator is replaced, or only the motor. Your problem seems somewhat different, but installing a driver is simple enough to try, so I thought it might be worth the effort. When you create your TechSpot post, use the paper clip icon to attach the report. (If you don't see it among your icons, you need to click the TechSpot Go Advanced this content Don't get me wrong here I've done my own cursing at drive that have failed.

Please follow the instructions below for assistance determining why a drive is not found. Yes, it doesn't make a lot of sense, but that seems to be the case and after I discovered this by trying it, found other posts that said the same. Only my best guess, but perhaps this kind of thing is caused by a confilct between some software you have installed and the driver that only would pop up when you You should also do the math on your current upload bandwidth speed (not your download speed) and calculate how long it will take to upload 500GB.

It is quite nicely made too- black Aluminum and blue LED's and sits vertically and made to look like a book.. I'll post again when i can with instructions to uninstall all devices involved here so we can get Windows a fresh chance to get this right) /*** EDIT ****/ After rebooting I just need some help on how to solve this problem. I only plugged it in and the pop up box for a choice to open and view files was up in seconds.

This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Open up the case and remove the hard drive from it. Similar Topics Western Digital external hard drive problem May 3, 2010 Western Digital 1TB external hard drive problem Mar 21, 2012 Western Digital - External Drive Problem May 8, 2008 Western For assistance, please see Answer ID 14920: How to check if a WD drive is damaged or defective Return to Top Internal Hard Drives and Solid State Drives Not Detected By

Please contact your router manufacturer or refer to the routers user manual for assistance restoring the router If the drive still cannot be seen by the OS, please check the drive Loading... It just stopped working. For the WD disk do the same, look at General tab (device is workig?) then go to Details tab and use SysExporter to grab the string (starting UBSTOR\DISK) Click View->Show Hidden

Frankly this guy is trying to scare up some business with this vid. See this so Device Manager will display unconnected devices Open device manager. plugging it into the rear usb port did it for me, too!