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Problem with my external WD 1TB My Passport hard disk

Q: Problem with my external WD 1TB My Passport hard disk

Dear frnds,

I have been using my external hard disk(WD My Passport Essential SE) 1 Tb, since last 6 months, but after a recent virus scan, my laptop is not showing the external hard disk, i have tried using My computer, Manage and Disk management.

I am unable to find external hard disk even in Disk management i.e. it is not showing.
So please can anyone help me in this concern......
I would really appreciate and thanks in advance

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A: Problem with my external WD 1TB My Passport hard disk

First, try accessing it from another computer to be sure it can be accessed elsewhere. The Western Digital Passport Essential has had a pretty high failure rate as seen in our shop... so the unavailable external hard disk may not have anything to do with the virus scan may have nothing to do with the problem.

In other cases, I would attempt to reinstall the Passport drive. You do not usually cause any damage to the data on the drive when you do this.

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Maybe @jobeard could help here. What OS are you running? OS X or Windows?
 

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Hi there,

Sorry if this has been posted anywhere else, but im new.

In early 2008 i bought a WD Passport. It worked perfectly on my old laptop, but im no longer able to use that and so, now im using a windows xp computer.

But for some reason when i plug my device in to my computer, a small speech bubble appears and says "USB Device not recognised" and ive tried numerous troubleshootings and all sorts but nothing seems to help.

Another problem is that i no longer have the installation disc, which i can imagine to be a major problem.

The model number is: WD2500XMS-00

Id be extremely gratefull for any help and suggestions that anyone has,
Thankyou in advance
 

A:WD Passport External Hard drive

Some peripherals require that you start withthe install disk, which may be the case for you. Example: I have 2 digital cameras, [1] was recognized when it was plugged in, the other needed the software 1st, until prompted to plug it in. That being said, you should be able to visit the support pages and download the required drivers.
 

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it usually would show up on drive F, but no more...

can someone tell me how to fix it?

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Hello,

I have been using my Wester Digital 1TB 'Passport' for around 1 year now. I have around 700 GB of data on there, and I have recently ran into some problems with it. When I plug it into my Dell computer runnign Windows 7, it makes the beeping sound that it was plugged in correctly. Once you hear the beep, nothing else happens. There is no othe rnotifications that come up, and it does not show up under My Computer. I have tried assigning the drive a new letter in disk Management, and that doesnt seem to do the trick either. There is a light on the passport that usually always blinks while plugged in, now when I plug the drive in the light no longer blinks, and just constantly stays on.

I really appreciate eveyones help on this matter. Thank you for your time.

Thanks,
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A:BitLocker and External Hard Drive(WD My passport 2TB)

I'm having the exact same problem. I've been dealing with it for months. Both of my external hard drives had this happen to them at roughly the same time, and I have no idea how. I too had never heard of Bitlocker before this happened. I tried calling WD and they told me to call Microsoft as Bitlocker is owned by Microsoft. I called Microsoft and they told me to talk to WD. I've been led in circles for months and still cannot access my hard drives and the files on them. I do not have the recovery keys and do not know how to get them. I have been searching for answers throughout the internet without any results. I was told that I could reformat them, and that might work, but then I would lose all of my files. I don't have a backup for them because my hard drives were the backups (that's why I had two!). If you have been able to fix this problem, or have any sort of solutions or options, please, please help me out.

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A:Virus in WD Passport external hard drive

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A:DEP issue with WD passport external hard drive

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/120778-dep-enable-disable.html
files will be there just not being recognised or read

http://support.wdc.com/ fairly sure support is free at least for first query or 30 days
 

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A:WD Passport external hard drive not being detected

So, there's nobody willing to help? Please, there's irreplaceable files in my WD. Thanks again

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A:Problems WD passport external Hard Drive

Try another machine and another cable just to be sure that's not the issue. Another option would be to remove the drive from the enclosure and put it into a different enclosure or into another PC.

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A:Problem with slow (impossible) disk image making on USB 2.0 external hard disk

This could be any issue causing your problem , software , usb drive may have errors on it / or ?
Imaging your 150 Gig via Usb will take time { Mine are about 40-50 Gig } Operating System And Programs Only.
 
I personally partition my main Drive eg: c:\ and d:\ and so only the operating system is on C;\
Then use the D;\ to store your personal files. , this way your c:\ wont keep growing in size as you are storing everything there.
If you cant actually do anything with the computer because of warranties as you stated "just serviced" , ask them why you cant Image Drive.
 
Options:
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2/ Use Mini Tool Partition Wizard [ Free } to create another partition - http://www.partitionwizard.com/partitionmagic/partition-windows-7-system.html
3/ Remove all Temp Files / Restore Points / etc with Ccleaner { Free ] - https://www.piriform.com/CCLEANER
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5/ Then copy the image to any portable drive or external if need be.
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Sometimes you have to do things yourself - than rely on Service Centres and Costs.
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wikiHow has step by step directions.

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Hello nhaghjoo and welcome to Seven Forums.

It's possible that your external hard drive doesn't have a drive letter assigned. If you could post a screenshot of Disk Management it might provide a clue as to what's happening.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

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A:My Passport External Hard Drive Initializing Error

Try this:
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Is the drive listed in Device Manager? Is the drive listed in Drive Manager? ...and if so, what is the drive status.

Test the drive on another computer.

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Does it spin up? Is it making any noise (Clicks?).
If it was running when it fell, there's every chance it's dead.
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as its detected do a repair on it first http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315265
 

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The best way to test the drive is to remove it from its case and connect it to the internal wiring of a desktop PC and see if it operates OK. Often the problem is simply the power supply or a failure in the circuitry in the external box.
 

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Did you try running a program to verify no files are being used by the drive when you try to remove it?

If not try OpenedFilesView: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/opened_files_view.html

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A:Buffalo external hard disk problem

Doesn't sound like it. Sounds like you are hosed. Suppose you could try the freezer trick, although I've never seen it work.
 

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Check to make sure your pc is set to boot from the internal hard drive and disable pxe boot option.

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What type of external HDD are you trying to connect? Is it a 2.5" laptop style hard drive or a 3.5" desktop style hard drive? All 3.5" desktop hard drives will require an external power source to connect them via USB. Your computer seems to be a newer computer so power at the USB ports should not be a problem for a 2.5" laptop hard drive. You can try a power boosting Y-cable like this:
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Even the Y-cable will not work for a 3.5" hard drive, though, it requires it's own real power supply.

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heyya americamba, I'm going to close this one up, as you have another one in hardware at http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1118901-my-passport-external-drive-wwd.html, and that one is in the correct forum.

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Welcome to Windows 7 Support Forums, Sactyr.
A word of caution! Its never a good idea to alter your register,
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A:External hard disk not detected in My Computer and in Disk Management

First off, how old is your Toshiba external HDD? Also, when it starts to spin up, do you hear any sort of clicking or whining noise?

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It should have about 465GB, what are you seeing?

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A:[Seriously need help] External hard disk causes hard drive failures & OS crashes

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A:Confused about installing Windows on my hard disk,hard disk problem

I'm willing to bet that Disk 1 is the bad hard drive since the bad hard drive was the D: drive.

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A:WD External Hard disk Help

Did you initialize the drive?

This may not be the right instructions for your drive:
http://wdc.custhelp.com/cgi-bin/wdc.cfg/php/enduser/std_adp.php?p_faqid=1018&p_

Because you did not offer more than it being a WD 320GB external.

WD FAQ:
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A:wd external hard disk

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management with your Western Digital external HDD plugged in.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Before taking the screenshot, please click on Show/Hide Console Tree, and Show/Hide Action Pane to hide those so that you get a full view.

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A:External Hard Disk Help

This most likely is due to USB Disk Security software, if you changed something recently within, I'd try to reverse it.

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A:external hard disk

Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools > Folder Options > View tab. Under 'Hidden files and folders', click 'Show hidden files...' and click OK.

See if tha helps
 

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A:how to fix my external hard disk

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A:External Hard Disk

Even though it appears you're having the same problem, please start a new thread. It's very difficult to keep two problems straight and who's working on what in a single thread. Thanks for your cooperation.

Please post complete details on your environment and we'll be glad to help you out.

If it's just a formatting question, Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management, Disk Management, and you can partition and format the drive there.
 

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Hello and welcome to the sevens forum.

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A:raw external hard disk

Firstly, I would not have the external drive attached when doing updates. 
 
That being said I would download Testdisk for Windows and unzip the file to a folder on your desktop. Run Testdisk and do a QuickSearch. After a QuickSearch does it detect both partitions on the external drive? Highlight the RAW partition and press the "P" key. Do you see your files on the RAW partition? 
 
Windows  This is the file to download
 
If doing a QuickSearch does not detect both partitions then do a deeper Search. 
 
Do you have enough space on your internal drive to copy the files from the RAW partition?
 
TestDisk step by step

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A:Seagate external hard disk

Man... that sucks. If ALL solutions are not working you are screwed.

Please read the link in my signature and try again.
 

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A:External Hard Disk not recognised.

I have not received any offers of help in response to this post. Are there no suggestions at all? Allan
 

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A:External Hard Disk maybe corrupted?

Hard disks can go from unreliable to totally failed without any warning. I had a Seagate 3TB reporting problems one day, and before I could back the files off the drive, it totally failed.

So, once you start getting these failures, you should copy off the files and folders -- while you still can!

Unless you're willing to pay a HUGE sum to have the drive rebuilt by commercial data recovery services (which typically start at $1000 USD), then there is nothing you can do to salvage the drive.

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Well, what's the program and have you tried removing it?
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A:Toshiba external hard disk

Yeah Reine, my older Passport drive will do that too sometimes cause the data cable is a bit finicky. I'd just unplug the external and power it down. Wait a few, then plug it back up to USB and power it back on. If that dont work, throw in a computer reboot, before u start messing with driver uninstalls and such.
 

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Can it be done yes, will it work as you want it to, short answer no. Why? Because Windows XP will discover that new hardware has been installed and require you to re-activate it when you move it from machine to machine. Plus you will need to modify the way the machine boots so you can pick an OS or try to get the machine to boot USB first always. If boot USB first is on then when the drive is plugged in you will get Windows XP and when it is unplugged you get Windows 7. Another point; this would be considered illegal use of the OS by Microsoft.

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You might want to run a diagnostic check on your external hard drive to see if that fall damaged it. You could check on the manufacturer's website for a diagnostic tool or you could run SeaTools from Seagate.

SeaTools for Windows | Seagate

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Hi Shelbourne104. The hard drive is recognized on the virtual xp? If so, are any usb devices recognized on 7?

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A:External hard disk issue

Please provide the following information:

Operating system that you are running;
Brand and model of the hard drive.

Please do the following: if you go in "My Computer" with external HDD connected, right click on the icon of external HDD and click properties, you should see the type of the file system. If it reads FAT32, it means that file system cannon handle files bigger than 4 GB.
 

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A:External hard disk's backup

We use Recuva,for routine stuff, which is free with a gurgle search.
We have had terrific luck with this programs found in the Data Recovery section of www.majorgeeks.com:

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A:My external hard disk would not be recognized

My external is not always recognized. What I do and it seems to work is to power it up for a min. or two before plugging it into a usb port.
 

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A:Safe use of external hard disk

Welcome
I am not one of the security people, but I have learned a trick and use it myself. If possible turn off the Hard Drive at night. Those creeps out there writing, virus and trying to steal information often work at night, because you are probably asleep and will not notice unusual activity on your computer. In addition if you turn off the hard drive at night, and when not in use, less chance that a virus caught will spread to the hard drive, when you initially catch it.

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A:External Hard Disk Partition

I can only help you out with the file copy program,which is
http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php
I don't have an answer to the rest of your questions,sorry!
 

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I have just bought a b50-10 and installes windows 7 ultimate.  Internet explorer, device manager and administative tools do not see my 500GB external hdd connected through the usb 3.0 port.  It cannot be the disk drive as my b590 accesses the unit with no trouble.  I can also access the drive when connected via a usb 2 port on my desktop PC. Can anyone help with this problem? Mod's Edit: Corrected model number in Subject line.    

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Hi, I realized that my usb 3.0 external WD hard drive gets disconnected upon an attempt to transfer files into or out of it. Tried connecting a usb 2.0 external WD hard drive and it worked with no issue. Worst off, the 3.0 drive was unable to be detected by the computer although it is rotating with its light indicator ON. I have tried various power management adjustment based on a google search. But the problem still persists. Any advise? Thanks.

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hi guys,

I have been using this WD external hard disc from last one year. all of a sudden its not getting recognised in my computer. below are some details...

- I am using windows XP.
- tried restarting the laptop, no luck.
- change the USB cable that woks with another external HD.
- It is identified at the USB icon on the desktop as USB Mass storage device, but my computer will not recognise.
- In th disc management its not getting recognised.
- my laptop is recognising different hard disc drive and able to see the contents in it.
 

A:My external hard disk is not getting recognized

It's possible that the disk has gone bad or the controller inside the external enclosure has gone bad. One option would be to remove the drive from the external case and either install it in the PC or put it into another external enclosure and see if it works.
 

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Hello. I have a Seagate GoFlex 1TB External Hard Disk. I had been using it for quite sometime without any problems. Now it doesn't get detected in "My Computer" window. I checked in Computer Management and the drive is detected in "Device Manager". However, in "Disk Management", it shows as Unallocated. I am extremely perplexed as this drive had a lot important softwares and books and I don't want to format it to make the hard disk re-detectable. Is there any way to restore it to its previous state without formatting?

Any help will be appreciated.

A:External Hard Disk Not Detecting

First thing that comes to mind is to shut down the computer then unplug the power for about ten second then plug back in and restart. If that doesn't work and you have another computer or laptop that you can use then test it on those.

A last resort would be to take the HDD out of its holder and plug it directly into the computer using any extra internal plugins. If you do not have any extra ones then unplug the DVD/CD drive and use those. This will give you an idea if there is any thing wrong with the HDD. . .Good luck.

BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums." . . .

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Hello. There is my problem:
I get BSOD while uploading data to my external Hard disk. In the begining there were no BSOD's but after a while it began.. Firstly while trying to upload large data AND read from it at the same time. And now it get's EVERY time i try to upload (not read) ANY data to it. I tried fixing errors and bad sectors, didn't work.

Dell Inspiron 1520

Some stuff: OS - Windows 7 Professional;
x86;
Originally was no OS installed;
Legal full retail version;
Hardware is like 2 years old [1 year ago internal hard disk, keyboard, touchpad were changed do to an accident];
Age of instalation.. Like 7-8 month;
Mobile DualCore Intel Core 2 Duo T8100 2100MHz
Nvidia GeForce 8600M GT 256mb

Something about my external Hard Disk:
LaCie 1 TB
More info: http://www.lacie.com/products/product.htm?pid=11016

A:BSOD while using external Hard Disk

Trying to upload..

Can't upload second file, so there's the link:

http://uosis.mif.vu.lt/~keko8143/UPL...7_jcgriff2.rar

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