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at the bottom of the list make sure use simple file sharing is not ticked. Was this answer helpful? I didn't disconnect the drive without dismounting. 07/01/2013 by Raj OK, good start. I think there's too much data on it as when it was 600 GB free it always came on. this content

now Plug the drive in on the 2nd computer, go to my computer, right click properties, go to the security tab, (vista uses will have to click edit) add a new Did you drop the enclosure? is it possible to backup the data?? I have two, a 500GB and a 1TB and I just plugged them in and they were fine. visit

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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 Device manager is showing it but I can't access it. Now the External dive is working,i can see the white blinker, but it accessing nothing. I could hear the drive trying to start up like a whirring up then down ..

Think I'll return it as it's still in warranty. It also turns out the HD it's self is hardware encrypted so it will only work with the logic board it is mounted to, so you can't send them just the If it has a GUID partition (GPT Protective Partition), it will look similar to the image (Disk 1) below when viewed in Disk Management. Wd Elements Not Detected Mac Big manufacturers don't want this bill passed.

Under Storage, click on Disk Management. So the heads likely dug into the platter ripping one or more off and damaging a part of the magnetic surface of the plater (heads crashed). You will get solution. http://support.wdc.com/knowledgebase/answer.aspx?ID=1695 You should be careful when doing this, but in my experience, the devices the My Books leave behind are pretty clear-cut.

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 Wd Hard Drive Not Recognized Mac Olivier Report eaelec- Dec 25, 2009 at 09:33 PM Tried your fix, but I get message saying 'the operation is not supported by the object'. I had this exact problem, and after trying tweak and the Microsoft fix... What can I try to try and resolve this issue as soon as possible?

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AFAICS, your drive requires professional data recovery. http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1913997/book-shows-device-manager-hard-drive-computer.html The light is on but I can't hear the disk spinning. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 7 Shouldn't have to worry about that now though. Wd Hard Drive Light On But Not Recognized So you can fix the stuff you own quickly—and get on with your life.

I have a WD My book home edition (WD 5000AAC External USB Device). news If so, your upgrade has been WD's loss. I have tried the FireWire cable and it seems persistance has paid off, since I've managed to back up all of my important files and some not so important ones as Windows 7 Help Forums Windows 7 help and support Hardware & Devices » User Name Remember Me? Wd External Hard Drive Drivers

The Fair Repair Act, or LB 67, is simple. I have some very important data on it. fzabkar 2010-02-07 07:02:07 UTC #11 Can you hear the drive spinning? have a peek at these guys I've gone through the suggestions solved WD 3TB Hard Drive Not Showing Up On My Computer solved My second hard drive isnt showing up in the "This PC" screen solved Hard

tony588 2010-02-24 19:23:46 UTC #19  When I plug it in, the activity light keeps blinking.  I tried a few different cables and that doesnt solve the prob.keeps on giving a click Wd Elements Not Showing In My Computer Rick125Mar 30, 2014, 6:38 PM I just had this happen to me with a WD 3.0 TB My Book. However, my drive appears to be powering up when it is connected and the lights on the front are still working.

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Is there a program I should use to test the drive initially or periodically to make sure that I can get the best use out of this drive for the future? Cancel Richard Rep: 13 1 Posted: 09/03/2014 Options Permalink History Does the HDD spin down after a while or continue to spin? just not windows 7. Wd External Hard Drive Not Recognized Windows 8 Was this answer helpful?

Click here to join today! Chillout Room DROPPED my Western Digital External drive!!Hi SevenForums Community, I just accidentally hit the power cord running from my external 1TB Western Digital MyBook Essentials with my foot and the Please rate the helpfulness of this answer Answers others found helpful How to update Windows and macOS drivers WD external drive is not assigned a drive letter by Windows or Mac check my blog If you trying to setup a USB drive.

OMG I am sooo much greatful you have saved 467gb of important shit for me thanks so much!!!!!!!!!!!! Looking closer, I noticed black areas on the board. I give it a light shake to get the disk to spin.