If the drive is not seen in Disk Management, something may be wrong with the drive and it's best to Contact Us for additional assistance. Hello I would like to get more information about problem that Network Hard drive is not recognized after Mac OSX upgrade from Leopard 10.5 to 10.6. Then plug in the USB drive, right click on My Computer, select manage, and then click ?Disk Management.? Just to make sure that my drive still works, I brought it to work and plugged it into my computer, and it works perfectly. have a peek at this web-site
I'm using XP version 5.3, so in my case the problem has nothing to do with compatibility issues with Windows 7. Please let me know when a fix will be available. (PS: I have attached a diagnostic dump from my conputer to provide you with information which I hope will help you Try this, go to control panel -- administraive tools -- computer management -- disk managementFind the drive and right click on it. I also tried connecting it to different computers and cable and it is still not recognized... http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/western-digital-external-hard-drive-not-recognized/cf584d5d-896f-4549-bb00-edcaa54bb8a9
This morning I backed up some files as I was going to re-install Windows XP on my laptop. Some have said online that there might be a virus on the drive. Do any of you see that as possible for causing it to be unrecognized? Solution: The partition table on the external hard drive must be set as an MBR (Master Boot Record) in order to function properly between Windows XP, and Windows Vista or 7. How to and what to expect. 500GIG Western Digital USB storage. - Duration: 16:29.
Charles Gabe says: November 29, 2009 at 1:09 am I am having similar problem. http://www.users.on.net/~fzabkar/USB_IDs/UVCView.x86.exe luvkush 2010-02-13 13:24:09 UTC #12 Hi I am able to hear spinning sound .When i use Microsoft's UVCView utility it is giving failed Enumeration and below error ---===>Device Information<===--- I had to uninstall WD and restore laptop to get my drive working again. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 Sorry for lack of correct steps, i still run xp so i can't get it exact.
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All Rights Reserved. http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/western-digital-external-hard-drive-problem.116656/ When you start it, it offers an option to create a rescue CD. Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized Cory Koski 160,117 views 5:09 How to recover data from a hard drive (stuck heads: buzzing, clicking, etc) - Duration: 10:28. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac My drive was recognised for about 5 mins this morning but then automatically decided it wasnt recognised anymore then dissapeared.
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Use pull down menu to display Device Instance Id. bob says: January 12, 2010 at 8:31 am you guys are not going to believe this but try using a different usb cable. 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 Source Right-click on the disk listing (Disk 1 in the image below) and choose Convert to MBR DiskThe drive will now have an MBR.
Thanks so much!!!!! Wd Hard Drive Not Working Same result on the desktop PC. I then tried disconnecting and reconnecting it with no luck.
Loading... Uploaded on Feb 16, 2008Tutorial of how to open up a Western Digital Passport 2.5" external hard drive. I'm extremely frustrated now - one of these steps should have worked Nov 29, 2008 #21 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491 +183 OK. Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Mac as a end to my problem i connected (finally) to a friends pc with xp and it read the disk like a charm no problem… so i disconnected it and now
Attached Files: WDproperties.txt File size: 186 bytes Views: 9 USBmassstorageproperties.txt File size: 180 bytes Views: 9 storageinfo.txt File size: 9.1 KB Views: 8 Nov 30, 2008 #23 LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter I suggest a product recall and replacement once you have re-engineered the USB connection issue. I just need some help on how to solve this problem. http://nadrp.com/hard-drive/wd-external-hd-not-working.html Not_My_Fault 2010-02-16 05:18:34 UTC #16 This post is referring to the MyPassport Protable Hard Drive.
All Rights Reserved. Unfortunately this unit is not compatible with Windows 7 Operating System. Thank you for reading and I hope this helps you. Please rate the helpfulness of this answer Answers others found helpful How to update Windows and macOS drivers WD external drive is not assigned a drive letter by Windows or Mac
Make sure your SD card is removed as well as all USB devices. So I updated driver and manually selected path to C:\Windows\Inf (Not online update), the driver was installed (Generic volume) and the drive started to work! Babbling Boolean 133,018 views 9:40 How to open Western Digital Harddrive - Duration: 3:59. Thinking is: whatever the current problem in Windows, if we boot directly into Acronis Disk Director rescue CD (and not boot Windows) , maybe Acronis can manage to see and recover
Nov 30, 2008 #24 delux269 TS Rookie Topic Starter Here are two of the things you requested, I will get to the others in a little while. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If no, check if security enabled? tony588 2010-02-24 19:23:46 UTC #19 When I plug it in, the activity light keeps blinking. I tried a few different cables and that doesnt solve the prob.keeps on giving a click
I am attaching the report from regedit you requested. Think of it as XP and older (as I am not sure about Vista's file system) using British Pounds. Probably won't be able to follow up with anything further till tomorrow (i.e. 12+ hours from now) Nov 29, 2008 #20 delux269 TS Rookie Topic Starter I will have to Some times standart cables are not works with different type of systems..
Alexander says: January 5, 2010 at 8:02 pm After been over 1 1/2 hour at Best Buy in manhattan Location 86th street and lexington , and employees indicates to me that I only have one entry under "Storage Volumes". lynn says: December 20, 2009 at 8:11 am having the same problems with w7, my buffalo ext hd worked at first now it wont work and says its corrupted. I never reformatted the drive from its original format.
RapMan says: December 25, 2009 at 8:35 am I am having the same issue as Nr. 76. Yes, my password is: Forgot your password? Did you convert/reformat to NTFS? Did you ever install the WD Drive Manager (PC version)?