Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. I tried the solution you suggested here. August 7, 2007 jim On this subject… I administer a network environment where different users use each machine, but apparently the settings do not stay on the machine, each jump drive If it had listed it as the conflicting drive letter I would have realised the problem. http://codebuz.com/hard-drive/wd-hard-drive-not-working-on-windows-7.html
This product works well with XP in my expierence, but just doesn't have the capabilities to work well with Windows 7. fzabkar 2010-02-24 22:17:39 UTC #20 AIUI clicking is symptomatic of weak read heads or media damage. Tony September 1, 2009 Bilge Me and 252 others thank Paul Gu|blog for this answer! November 11, 2007 John Collins Brilliant. http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=1695
Cause: When an external hard drive, initialized or formatted on a computer system running Windows Vista or 7, may either have been converted or created a GUID partition, which is not January 9, 2009 Pete Hey, this is a great ‘how-to'. September 10, 2008 Boyster A huge tnanx.Simple but saved me from a lot of trouble!! Then almost instantly I am kicked back up into the My Computer directory, and my USB Drive is no where to be found.
I've switched over my old T40 laptop and I like it so much that I am planning to upgrade the hardware on my desktop box (HP a1030n) with more memory, better I need help, because part of my justifying this purchase was telling my girlfriend I'd help back up her files too! This is the best policy in my opinion. Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Have you tried the drive on another PC?
I finally have the drive on my desktop and anytime it is used, the folder changes from a regular folder icon to a drive icon. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7 PKVsChannel 27,377 views 3:22 Hard Drive Not Showing Up In Computer | How To Fix It (For all Windows Versions) - Duration: 3:30. July 14, 2007 Eric Albert I took a drive from a defunct Mac laptop and put it in a USB2 box bought off eBay with some drivers; XP found the drive http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/592134/external-wd-1tb-hdd-not-opening-in-xp/ It probaly works too: (I repeat it here to combine solutions in one comment and save you the search through this long list…in case you started with the latest comment…which I
I think your title might have been a better one. =) May 1, 2007 Paul Rafferty A good article. http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_xp-hardware/western-digital-external-hard-drive-not-recognized/cf584d5d-896f-4549-bb00-edcaa54bb8a9 For XP I recommend Puppy 5.2.8. Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized I did all the obvious stuff, googled the problem, went a couple of different routes and still never got in it. Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac Luckily I have Ubuntu installed in my pc and as always have come to the rescue once again.
Whichever way you look at it, from a business point of view this product is not up to WD normal standards. this contact form Your cache administrator is webmaster. Many of my USB sticks are like this, and i don't know why. As the editor of this site, I was considering changing the title on this one…. Wd External Hard Drive Drivers
October 11, 2008 Anthony Maw see my article above on how to get a drive letter assigned to your external USB hard drive. iv also looked on device manager and i cannot see the usb icon. Losing the data is not an option. have a peek here When I right click Safely Remove Hardware, the drive shows as Generic USB Device at Location 0.
Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 I'm bery much obliged getting yr help from http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows/find-your-missing-usb-drive-on-windows-xp/. You mentioned that the installation of the WD drivers failed.
I have 3, count em, 3 different USB drives (one of which claims to be a hard drive and floppy drive) plus an MP3 player that my computer sees as another Not_My_Fault 2010-02-16 05:18:34 UTC #16 This post is referring to the MyPassport Protable Hard Drive. No letters assigned to it, so could not re-assign a letter. Wd External Hard Drive Not Working Try this - Duration: 8:36.
While I connect it with RJ45, when I try to set it up by USB, windows cannot recognize it…. July 8, 2009 Arunava Ghosh I've a external hard disk ..Of late the prob arised that my PC detects the external drive but it doesnt show up in My Computer ..It October 13, 2007 Bob Banks THANKS! http://codebuz.com/hard-drive/wd-portable-hard-drive-not-working-with-windows-7.html July 25, 2007 Marcus Nice One!
Mine is a WD-160GB Hard drive....Could u please let me know if u recovered ur data ? Tried different cords and usb slots. January 2, 2009 nathan I'm having an issue with a Lexar USB device.