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External Drive not accessible

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by GSIIEngineer, Feb 7, 2009.

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  1. GSIIEngineer

    GSIIEngineer Thread Starter

    Jan 15, 2007
    Thank you in advance, to anyone who can help.

    My Western Digital External Drive has quit on me. I have read the forum and found I am neither the only one w/ this problem, but the source for help I found was for a laptop.

    I have a WD 500GB external drive. I was moving filves, from my PC to the External HD, when I got an error stating the file path does not exist half way through. From that point on, I could not access my External HD. Each time I plug it up, it simply says.."New Hardware Found", but yet no driver update will allow my PC to recognize it.

    I've tried it on two PCs, one running Windows XP and the other Vista Home (note both have always reconginzed the drive, on just plug-play). I had even feared, I had some how over burn, or went over my capacity, but I was no where close. If someone has found a solution or knows of something I can do. I have no idea of what steps to even start with, outside of contact Western Digital.
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