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Western Digital External USB Hard Drive Unrecognized In Windows 7


Report john- Feb 9, 2010 at 02:25 PM this worked GREAT...after spending about 2 hours trying to update an older motherboard so the WD hard drive could be read (NOT a Sign up now. the drive is still present in device manager. I'm using XP version 5.3, so in my case the problem has nothing to do with compatibility issues with Windows 7. http://cdhca.org/hard-drive/windows-unable-to-format-external-hard-drive.php

So, what are we supposed to do? Register now Not a member yet? 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 We offer or facilitate this recommendation by hyperlinks or other methods to aid your access to the third-party resource. http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=1695

Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7

The device was listed as working properly in Device Manager. Report fireflies- Apr 20, 2010 at 11:10 PM The link title exactly describes my problem - ie WD HDD cant be found. Important: Western Digital does not perform data recovery services. It's been a month that my external hard drive could not be detected in my laptop.

If data recovery is needed, please see Western Digital's Data Recovery page. here is how you do it. You can get around this limitation with a Y-cable that picks up power from two USB ports. Wd External Hard Drive Drivers For assistance, please see Answer ID 278: How to access Device Manager in Windows Under the Action tab, select Scan for hardware changes In Device Manager, expand Disk Drives, Portable Devices

Right-click on the black bar and choose New Simple Volume to format the drive. Now, with Windows 7s new driver and file format system (which is still able to sommunicate with all other pre-Windows 7 product I own that can with its own driver), WD's For assistance, please see Answer ID 15058: Safely removing the USB device from the computer Connect the external drive to the computer that could not see the drive before If the

Then reboot pc and plug in WD hard drive.

Logga in och gör din röst hörd. Wd Passport Not Recognized Windows 10 Hopefully this was just a case of "bad disconnection" between my parents computer and my own. Tried all sorts including those mentioned on here with the exception of external powered usb .Nothing worked. Seems to me like I will have to try and take it to a data recovery place, unless someone has another suggestion I can try.Thanks for any advice that one may

Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10

Läser in ... This is the second one because I RMA'd the first one for the same reason. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7 Strangely the HD also wasn't recognised on my boyfriend's PC, but after doing the registry fix on my PC only it now works fine on his PC again. Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac Please try the request again.

For assistance replacing the power adapter if needed. check my blog Think I'll return it as it's still in warranty. If using mac to format: Click on Macintosh HD Click on Application Choose Utilities Double click on Disk Utility Click on your WD e.g 320.07 GB WD etc. thanks! Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized

Språk: Svenska Innehållsplats: Sverige Begränsat läge: Av Historik Hjälp Läser in ... BusinessUser 2010-02-14 14:02:40 UTC #14 Hi, I am having the same problem as so many others my friend. So put it straight on my Dell netbook and it worked straight same usb lead. http://cdhca.org/hard-drive/lost-data-on-wd-external-hard-drive.php VisningsköKöVisningsköKö Ta bort allaKoppla från Nästa video startarstoppa Läser in ...

http://support.wdc.com/product/download.asp?level1=1&lang=en 1.  Pick the drive and see if there is Firmware update. 2.  if yes, please update to latest. 3.  if no, go to Disk Management/Windows and Disk Utility for Mac Wd Elements Not Detected Mac A warranty replacement is the only practical option. Logga in om du vill rapportera olämpligt innehåll.

That being said and done, I have the same problem with my WD external HD.

View all 7 comments Report Rottenmind89- Oct 15, 2009 at 11:03 PM The same thing happened to me I guess that's how I ended up on this forum and later I Please refer to your motherboard manual or contact your PC manufacture to update the hardware drivers Update Device Driver Check Device Manager for Unknown devices Access Device Manager. Helpful +43 Report Helper Apr 25, 2010 at 07:13 PM The instructions in the manual are not clear. Wd Passport Not Recognized Mac Over and above, in the WD properties, it is showing the volumes data as unknown or 0.

Think of it as XP and older (as I am not sure about Vista's file system) using British Pounds. Helpful +11 Report b Aug 16, 2009 at 07:45 AM Solved it formated the computer and reinstaled windows, not working, went into bios and disabled usb 2.0, it works (slower) Helpful This will load a right pane with 2 windows on the right side. have a peek at these guys sjcApr 12, 2013, 5:42 PM I have just noticed the same problem.

When you connect your external, do you connect it to its own outlet? Over and above, in the WD properties, it is showing the volumes data as unknown or 0. The power cord that plugs into the back of the drive for some reason quits working and I have to unplug it and then replug it in to get it working If it was appearing as something I could use some diagnostic to see what caused this.

Hope it works for u guys Helpful +7 Report cemma Aug 11, 2009 at 03:07 PM How are you supposed to reformat the drive when your computer doesn't recognize it in I'm using Win 7 and definitely cannot find this option in my control panel - does it have another name? A physical (hardware) fault with the hard disc 2. But when I go to disk management nothing shows up.I'm kind of at my wits end not knowing what to try next.

UnlistedTV 1 002 975 visningar 4:05 wd external hard drive not recognized | data recovery promo - Längd: 16:40. Lion) In case the answer did not answer your question, you can always visit the WD Community for help from WD users. You should familiarize yourself with any license or use terms of, and the privacy policy and security practices of, the third party resource, which will govern your use of that resource.