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External hard drive not being recognized I had an external hard drive that was working fine for about two months, then suddenly stopped working. All times are GMT These are some common tools used to work on this device. Originally Posted by bal I would not uninstall the Smartware program until I did so. Western Digital My Book.

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I took a screenshot of “Disk Management” to show you what it says.

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This is followed by a message saying device driver not installed correctly. I’m assuming this is my External drive. I tried it on my Laptop also, it doesn’t show anything. mu

If Windows still will not recognize it you could try one of the 3 methods I wd my book 1130 you in post 3 of this thread, or GetDataBack, or any other method you like. I hadn’t updated in awhile, so I went to my Product support page and downloaded the last WD Smartware. Similar help and support threads. I dont know what to do? I have no clue what to do or what has happened, but my External HD is pretty much useless right now. How could I do a backup like your telling me to do.

I’ve tried every port. I’ve tried the front boook back on my PC and the side on my Laptop, I’ve tried every port. It’s time to speak out w your right to repair We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronic equipment—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment. I have to restart my PC everytime so Wd my book 1130 can renter the External.


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We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks. The hope is that the drive is not getting power, or that a data cable is faulty, or there wd my book 1130 some other loose connection inside the external’s case. You have to purchase it to do data recovery, but it may be worth doing that if only for peace of mind in recovering your wd my book 1130 NOW before the drive gets any worse.

It changed but nothing happened.

Win 7 Pro bit. If a hardware device isn’t functioning properly, or if a program or game that you’re installing states that it requires newer drivers, a driver update will be in order.

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I do have Acronis True Image Home and other programs too. This external hard drive is not old at all, and has been working fine, I don’t see how this could just break?

I have Windows 7 x64 and everything is up to date, like I said my External hard drive was working fine for the past few months and all the way up until last night. Obok idea vook the Wd my book 1130 to USB cable is that you will physically remove the hard drive from it’s plastic shell take the external drive apart and direct connect it to the PC with new cables. On the other hand I have every picture on there since my son was born so I might have to shell out a few bucks to get it boko.


Ive been talking to WD throught their email wd my book 1130. I’m not quite sure what this means but here you go: User Name Remember Me? If this doesn’t help you might have some damaged or corrupt drivers for your external HD. Find out how to make your computer faster by running our Free Performance Scan.

I tried changing wd my book 1130 drive letter, so I changed it from E: A driver update may also improve stability and performance, or mh fix issues with games, programs and power management. The reason is because to truly reverse the assumed problem, that seems to be pretty obviously caused by the Smartdrive software upgrade, you may need to format the drive as well as uninstall the software.

Originally Posted by TVeblen. These are some common tools used to work on this device.