I did get the HD to install once after ‘s of different attempts but as soon as I restarted the computer it dissappeared and can’t install it again. Over the years, over million scans have been run , and all that data has been compiled to create our driver libraries. By continuing to browse this site, you agree to this use. Repeat this line over and over all night. Thursday, October 9, 6: Which version of Windows?

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Western Digital external hard drive problem

Join the community here. It still does not show up in My Computer. Friday, February 22, 3: Acronis is a virtual drive. I didn’t think I needed to keep another USB cable around If you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include all externla system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem.

Insert the CD or thumb drive into your Acer and copy them to its desktop or where ever you want 4. Have a Dell Insiron on which the hard drive died. Check the Dell site for helpful instructions in replacing a hard drive, for your model.


Western Digital external HDD not showing up in My Computer – any help? – TechRepublic

Try a free diagnostic now Introducing Driver Matic. Try usn drive in another computer. Best of luck to everyone reading this! Monday, October 8, Best I can tell, I got lucky.

The following is signature, not part of post Please mark the post answered your question as the answer, and mark other helpful posts as helpful, so they will appear differently to other users who are visiting your thread for the same problem. Keep in ming that it’s pretty amazing that this drive even works without an external power. Western Defice intros 4TB external hard drive Jun 9, Try rebooting the computer without any USB devices attached.

If you are having trouble deciding which is the right driver, try the Western Digital Driver Update Utility. You do not have a laptop. After you download your new driver, then you have to install it.

Change the drive letter of the drive. Use pull down menu to display Device Instance Id.

Does it work now? This is straight from WD Website – I have tried it with no success. Wd bev External Usb Device was fully scanned at: It’s the Fourth of July now, so I can’t even call WD tech support to find out if this is normal to take this long to format.


This detection issue can happen several times in a row, but repeat the steps and try again until this works. To find the latest driver for your ed we recommend running our Free Driver Scan.

WD website has Version 2.

Please connect usn USB device other than the one that Vista had an issue detecting. Are you using a DELL install disk? Try a possible solution on http: These are devices not currently connected. And i was guessing logical drive E: Monday, July 9, 9: Just make sure it’s a USB 2.