WD external Hard drive problem - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Click Here to Login
Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 12-02-2008, 03:21 AM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 8
Default WD external Hard drive problem

Hello All,

I have a western digital external hard drive (passport) 120GB, recently i format it and by accident i deleted the folder/files that comes originally with it.
After that it was working properly for a couple of weeks and then suddenly i can't see it anymore!
when i put the USB connection to the laptop or desktop it shows new hardware detected and i can safely remove after. If i go to device manager--->disk drives i can se "WD" but without other specification (usually it is "WD 160BEV External USB drive" for example.
I tried to populate the volume with no successed what i can do?
What i should do?
Please anyone can help?let me know as soon as possible.

AND thx for all the help in advance.

N.B: for any other info required let me know
__________________

desert emperor is offline  
Old 12-02-2008, 04:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
Wizard Techie
 
philbar71's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Suffolk, VA
Posts: 4,533
Send a message via AIM to philbar71
Default Re: WD external Hard drive problem

my dad had a 160gb hdd go like this too. we just took it out of the external enclosure and put it in my computer and got necessary files off and we use it as a internal hdd now.
__________________

__________________


The only thing ATi can render faster than nVidia is the BSOD

SLI ON INTEL P45: http://www.techist.com/pc/f76/sli-intel-chipset-219886/

<<< i like rep :D
philbar71 is offline  
Old 12-02-2008, 04:23 AM   #3 (permalink)
Newb Techie
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 8
Default Re: WD external Hard drive problem

the small WD passport? u put it internal?
desert emperor is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Problem occurred when plugging in floppy drive. WasTech Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 76 08-16-2008 04:36 PM
Hard drive enclosure problem Manerach Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 03-07-2008 09:55 PM
Lost 200Gb in external hard drive. malestrom Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 03-05-2008 12:35 PM
windows server 2003 wont recognize my external usb hard drive siddanth3 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 2 01-01-2008 01:44 AM
External Hard Drive Problem golfer1 Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting 3 08-07-2007 09:15 PM



Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:56 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.