Edited by Rice, 02 January 2006 - 07:10 PM.
Unable to detect external hard drive
Posted 02 January 2006 - 06:56 PM
Posted 03 January 2006 - 07:49 AM
Posted 03 January 2006 - 03:33 PM
Edited by Rice, 03 January 2006 - 03:35 PM.
Posted 03 January 2006 - 03:55 PM
How is this unit attached? You might want to try another cable, just to make sure that it did not get damaged. This may not be the problem, but it is a simple thing which is often overlooked and is easy to test.
Posted 04 January 2006 - 03:53 PM
Posted 04 January 2006 - 06:01 PM
I am not familar with that case, so I can not say how to open it. Some are difficult to open, some are easy only when you know the trick.
I am not sure of what to suggest other than taking the disk out to ensure that the disk is working. Did you look under disk management to see if it sees anything?
Go to Control Panel -> Administrative Tools -> Computer Management. In there go
to Disk Management.
Posted 05 January 2006 - 08:31 AM
This is one bad thing about the off the shelf units, as opposed to those where you get a case, and put in the hd of your choice. I have 4 such devices that I put together myself. I have been able to use them on multiple computers, 2 with WXP Pro and 2 with W2K Pro without any problem. If something does go wrong, I can open the case and swap out components. You could attempt to do that on your Western Digital, especially if it is not under warranty. You would at least have the opportunity to put the drive inside your computer as a slave and recover your data.
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