First of all you should go through all of the basic troubleshooting. Follow this YouTube Video advance section running CHKDSK from a prompt with your disk mounted. I have 3 USB ports on my laptop and trying all of them doesn't seem to help Thanks or the recovery software, I may need to consider this if I can't Even the built-in drive can be damaged it you bang the system, 01/18/2014 by Dan Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz? Source
Reply to Dartsailor Lacie LeiMay 3, 2016, 8:38 AM My Ultra is recognized in devices and printers as working properly. Rating is available when the video has been rented. If you are using Windows, can you see the enclosure with Microsoft's UVCView utility? Could u tell me how to format, if the computer doesnt recognise the external hard drive ?. This seems to be quite a popular problem as u search google for an http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=14925
Transcript The interactive transcript could not be loaded. Cancel Add your answer Raj will be eternally grateful. The light comes on and there are soft noises from within, but when I connect to my laptop, the drive is not recognized. Thanks for the reply Lighthouse, I can see my drive there and it shows 100% used, can that be the problem?
My drive had been put in storage for 5 months. Its listed in Device manager but the usb port has a question mark by it. 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? Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 Reply to Boogieman_WD BOLLA_Jan 13, 2016, 8:38 AM Boogieman_WD said: Hey KEC18.
wdbabv0010bbk-00 solved I bought a 3TB WD MY BOOK Studio external hard drive, but it's not showing on my windows PC. Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac today attemp 7/30/2016 i do not hear the dive spinning... Techno Math 157,980 views 5:16 How to recover data from a hard drive (stuck heads: buzzing, clicking, etc) - Duration: 10:28. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-692251-western-digital-1tb-external-hard-drive-not-recognized-by-pc However, in my case the solution was odd.
Please rate the helpfulness of this answer Answers others found helpful How to get an RMA to replace a defective product, or obtain a power supply or USB cable for a Wd External Hard Drive Not Working However, these external hard drives, which accepts pounds, do not accept Euros, and therefore do not accept Windows 7s currency. See more Wd hard drive light on but not recognized Wd external hard drive not recognized Wd external hard drive not reading on laptop Western Digital 1TB External Hard Drive Not Does it have a drive letter different from any other drive?
I also check it on disk management and it is still not visible.
Once you are in safemode, make sure to connect drive and see what happens. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7 RSS ALL ARTICLES FEATURES ONLY TRIVIA Search The How-To Geek Forums Have Migrated to Discourse How-To Geek Forums / Geek Stuff WD Elements SE 1TB External Hard Drive Not Working Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized If not, is it buzzing or beeping as if trying to spin up?
Since power from USB ports can vary, the use of a Power Booster cable may be needed. http://codebuz.com/hard-drive/wd-2tb-external-hard-drive-not-working.html Was this answer helpful? If the drive does not appear, please follow the instructions below: Shut down the computer the drive is connected to Verify the SATA cable is in working condition and replace if So I go no where? Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up
Breck Record 211,759 views 8:30 Western Digital MyPassport 2TB USB 3.0 HDD Disassembly - Duration: 9:47. Here's a link with instructions on how to do that: http://wdc.custhelp.com/app/answers/detail/a_id/137/Does the drive make any kind of unusual sounds/noises?Cheers,Boogieman_WD Reply to BOLLA_ BOLLA_Jan 13, 2016, 8:39 AM I have same problem Assigning the letter for the drive itself fixed for me. have a peek here So the drive was spinning when you knocked it.
Another thing which you could try is assigning the drive a new letter. Wd Hard Drive Not Working Light Flashing Any advice would help.ThanksI.S. Did you drop the enclosure?
Hard drives can be damaged by excessive physical force or from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD). Because of this, I am getting a new external hard drive that will speak to my two Windows 7 computers, but will keeps this has a back-up driver for my three Please follow the instructions below for assistance determining why a drive is not found. Wd Internal Hard Drive Not Recognized Articles & News Forum Graphics & Displays CPU Components Motherboards Games Storage Overclocking Tutorials All categories Chart For IT Pros Get IT Center Brands Tutorials Other sites Tom's Guide Tom's IT
Please note that this will erase all contents of the drive. You could take a look through the posts and all the suggestions I've mentioned and hopefully something proves useful. Watch QueueQueueWatch QueueQueue Remove allDisconnect The next video is startingstop Loading... Check This Out Ramirobig ESK 275,484 views 4:57 Data Recovery_ Western Digital Hdd Repair Tool _ Hard Drive Repair Utility Dfl-Wdi - Duration: 41:10.
Sounds like a bad idea but it worked for me. Also, attempting a Safe Removal just hangs until I disconnect the 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 ? Yes No Voted Undo Score 0 Cancel Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz?
Loading... You might be able to find one at Fry's or similar electronics store.Yogi Reply to Y0GI NotATechGuychsDec 22, 2015, 10:54 AM my device pretty much has the same issue. Yes No Voted Undo Score 1 Cancel Add a comment 0/1024 Cancel Post comment Are you sure you want to delete this zzzzzz?