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Looks like the supply can't deliver enough current for the drive. Brooke 2010-02-19 13:22:22 UTC #17 I had this problem too and was really upset.  But I did "Alt + Ctrl + Delete" and went to "TASK MANAGER" and then clicked the Does your machine still use other devices properly (and you get the detection sound)? This one (Western Digital My Passport 1TB external HDD USB3) or this one (Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1TB external HDD USB3) and what is the advantages and disadvantages of http://macinstruct.net/hard-drive/windows-cannot-detect-external-usb-hard-drive.html

It appears the product is defective - the problem I have found is solved if you pick up the harddrive (wait for it) and hold is vertical or move the USB They still work on my 7 machine just fine. Lucky its very easy to fix as long as u have a 2nd computer with xp/vista installed. Looks like the supply can't deliver enough current for the drive.

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If I go into "Devices and Printers" and click on "Add a... Good Luck--------------------------------------------------Found at http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-650763-western-digital-my-passport-not-detected Reply to Humaine thifranMar 19, 2014, 11:49 PM Rokime said: Hello,When i plug my WD passport portable hard drive into my computer, the hd will start up There's a link in one of my previous posts in the thread with instructions on how to do that. Keep in mind that this will not fix damaged hardware.

The only way to allow my computer to continue restarting is for me to disconnect the external hard drive from the computer. Yes I have (on 2 laptops, XP and Windows 7), and both failed to detect my WD Passport. Helpful +11 Report b Aug 16, 2009 07:45AM Solved it formated the computer and reinstaled windows, not working, went into bios and disabled usb 2.0, it works (slower) Helpful +10 Report Wd Internal Hard Drive Not Recognized I'm on Windows Vista and could see my portable hard disk in DM that just reflect these text '465.6GB'.

I also check it on disk management and it is still not visible. Did you overvolt it with the wrong AC adapter? how can they not support their hard drive products? For assistance doing so, 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

So where is the Fix It you people have used for the missing Ext HDD coz that link doesnt go there for me! Western Digital Site Try disconnecting and reconnecting USB cable to identify if having difficulties. 4. If you ever come around Portugal I'll buy you a drink, hell, a dinner! solved WD 1TB My Passport Ultra external hard drive inaccesible Can't find your answer ?

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Not a good sign, at least as far as your drive is concerned. it works!!!! Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 10 the HD works great on my 3.5 year old laptop, but it is not detected on my new PC. Wd External Hard Drive Not Showing Up Think I'll return it as it's still in warranty.

I reinstalled drive but still not working. http://macinstruct.net/hard-drive/windows-cannot-access-wd-external-hard-drive.html So windows picks up my hd but it just wont show up in my computer, it works on my other computer just not this one. This worked for me:suggestion - unplug the drive before trying this... My device suddenly stopped working, then I replugged it several times and my Laptop just coudn't recognize it. Wd Elements Not Detected Mac

Would you please post a screenshot of what you see about the drive in Disk Management (you can use imgur.com to upload the image)?I'd recommend that you try the HDD with Check that the connections are free of lint/crud. Drive showed up in Device Manager - but not in Disk Management. http://macinstruct.net/hard-drive/windows-7-cannot-see-external-usb-hard-drive.html All Rights Reserved.

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Could be F2, F10, F12, Del, Esc or some other key.

I have no clue how this could have fixed it. OMG I am sooo much greatful you have saved 467gb of important shit for me thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!! macOS: Open Finder. Wd External Hard Drive Not Working If you trying to setup a USB drive.

Also about the USB cable having dirt, I've already tried several USB cables on the WD Passport and the computer still failed to detect it. thanks! I did check backwards compatibility of the fix. weblink Reply to osamaxosama FurdmonsterNov 19, 2014, 8:57 AM Alamoz28 said: Guys, use disk management to assign a drive path letter and viola.

That mean's that there might be an issue with the driver isntalled for the device in questions (a hard drive in this case). The drive is not recognized because it is mapped to the E or F drive. After calling the tech support, they were really helpful in solving my problem with following steps (Vista Home): 1. Try the drive with a different USB cable (not longer than 12"), because yours might have become faulty, different computers and/or different USB ports.

Please advise. Restart your PC and connect your external drive. Windows7Forums 1,257,917 views 5:39 Data Recovery_ Western Digital Hdd Repair Tool _ Hard Drive Repair Utility Dfl-Wdi - Duration: 41:10. My drive was recognised for about 5 mins this morning but then automatically decided it wasnt recognised anymore then dissapeared.

In my case the drive offered was the same letter as it had been before. armineprox 329,446 views 4:33 Loading more suggestions... You will be offered a drive letter to use; select what is offered or choose your own. I called WD and put my problem to them were upon they told me I should have backed up my files O_O I told him ummm thats what I bought your

If the drive does not power on, or is not spinning, the unit could be damaged. Access the Services panel: Open Services using the Run panel: Click on Start (Windows logo) at the bottom-left of the screen Type Run and press Enter In the Run panel, type