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ABOUT About Us Contact Us Discussion Forum Advertising Privacy Policy GET ARTICLES BY EMAIL Enter your email address to get our daily newsletter. Report toddy3174- Feb 28, 2010 04:53PM THIS WORKED!!!!! Always use safe remove before disconnecting. Helpful +10 Report Hoswald May 10, 2010 02:55PM Install the WD SmartWare found on My Computer. http://nadrp.com/hard-drive/wd-hard-disk-not-working.html

Under Storage, click on Disk Management. Jan 12, 2010 10:27AM THAT IS IT!!! It should be listed under WD Diagnostics. if yes, do you see the drive letter assigned/desk management/windows?  If no, right click and assign drive letter. 5. if yes, you may have to format the drive again.   **** Do this

Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7

FRom what I have read this is a major issue with these and has caused a lot of people problems. Assign a different letter (ex: P) Should be visible in the Explorer as new letter drive. 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 ? Right-click on the colored bar for the external hard drive you want to change into an MBR disk and choose Delete Volume.

the really strange thing is that the "bad cord" worked on vista and XP. here is how you do it. If so, your upgrade has been WD's loss. Wd External Hard Drive Not Working Thanks.

Report Rouffian- Jul 26, 2010 10:48AM Whether or not WD say that the My Passport is supported under Windows 7, it is. Loading... Sign in to make your opinion count. http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=1695 Verify that the drive is listed with an IP address in the ARP table: Windows Users: Open a Command Prompt and type arp -a macOS Users: Open Terminal and type arp

If the drive can be seen on a USB 2.0 but not a USB 3.0 port, the motherboard drivers should be updated. Wd Internal Hard Drive Not Recognized hard drive. OMG I am sooo much greatful you have saved 467gb of important shit for me thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!! lostdata 2010-02-21 22:26:57 UTC #18 I'm having the same problem.

Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac

Cheers dkdaytrader 2010-02-14 22:43:46 UTC #15 Hi, I had same problem with my 320GB and I went to ADD HARDWARE in the CONTROL PANEL and ran a scan, it didn't find https://community.wd.com/t/wd-external-hard-drive-not-recognized-in-my-computer/6787 If this doesn't work. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7 Please consult with your local computer hardware repair services to assistance Defective or Damaged Drive Options for Defective or Damaged drives are listed below If data recovery is required, please visit Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 Any help would be much appreciated.

Report Arunprl- Nov 25, 2012 12:36AM Thanks. this contact form However a 2.5" drive typically requires around 800mA during startup and 400mA thereafter. Did you overvolt it with the wrong AC adapter? I don't care about your personal life, people. Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up

If so, click on Yes and skip to step 6. My drive does work intermittently.  Sometimes when I first plug it in I can read my files, but then it disconnects.  Usually it will go through a cycle of connecting then Sometimes when my computer restarts or shuts down for any reason, it stops reading it. http://nadrp.com/hard-drive/wd-hard-disk-not-working-on-mac.html Return to WDC.com WD Community Contact Us English Product Support My CloudMy BookMy PassportWD Elements & WD TVInternal DrivesWDLabsLegacy & Other Products Downloads WD Software Product Firmware Product Downloads Warranty &

at the bottom of the list make sure use simple file sharing is not ticked. Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Mac I can't just 'swap cables' because the ending is ... 'unique'. If the drive does not power on, or is not spinning, the unit could be damaged.

Please follow the steps below if the drive was originally formatted on a different computer: Connect the external drive to the computer the drive was originally formatted on Copy or Backup

hope this help. Report gordonfan24› Micky - Mar 5, 2010 10:22PM You saved me a headache. It should be under the USB tab. Wd Passport Not Recognized Mac Thanks Helpful +34 Report Tifa Feb 5, 2010 01:01AM Thanks so much!

Your cache administrator is webmaster. There are three ways this can be accomplished: From Disk Management on a Windows Vista or 7 computer, by writing zeros to the drive, initializing it and formatting it with an What I did was I went to device manager and I uninstalled it (USB mass harddrive device(?) under the USB tab) like 2-3 times and during these tries I switched USB http://nadrp.com/hard-drive/wd-1tb-hard-disk-not-working.html Right-click on it Click Run as Administrator A Windows Console will open.

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 Reports: · Posted 3 years ago Top germ-x Posts: 5310 This post has been reported. Loading... Skip navigation UploadSign inSearch Loading...

Best Kept Secret - Duration: 15:19. Sign in 1,682 103 Don't like this video? I actually found my drive in > Disk Management > Universal Serial Bus Controllers. If the drive is not seen, follow the solutions below to assist in troubleshooting your external drive issue.

gameguy 2010-02-06 15:47:00 UTC #10 I just got off the phone with support...mine would not recognize as well and the support guy says that it is defective.  Pisses me off.  I Thank you very much. If no, reboot or unplug-replug. 3.  if yes, do you see the partition under disk Management/winows and Disk Utility/Mac? Try accessing it with the free version of this, http://www.partitionwizard.com.....nager.html Reports: · Posted 3 years ago Top omma2289 Posts: 4 This post has been reported.

Olivier Report eaelec- Dec 25, 2009 09:33PM Tried your fix, but I get message saying 'the operation is not supported by the object'. or is there something I can do to fix whatever is preventing Windows from mounting it correctly? 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 You may need to maximize the Computer Management window to see all your drives.

HDD Recovery Services 74,048 views 25:32 Secrets to FIXING YOUR EXTERNAL HARD DRIVE! For assistance getting the OS to recognize the drive, please follow the instructions below: Restart the network router Reset the device: For My Cloud Drives see Answer ID 10432: How to Right-click on the disk listing (Disk 1 in the image below) and choose Convert to MBR Disk

The drive will now have an MBR. Reports: · Posted 3 years ago Top Topic Closed This topic has been closed to new replies.

in both cases they both have information I don't want to lose which is why I still have the passport with me. For further assistance installing and using WD Quick Formatter, please see: Answer ID 3868: Using WD Quick Formatter to format external drives (Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP) or Mac OSX (Leopard,