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Old 26-04-2008
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WD passport drive Issue - 160 GB WD

Hello all,

Just joined the community and I hope someone can help me. Before I formated my windows XP my 160GB wd passport external hard drive was working just fine. I had some issues with my laptop and it was beyond my understanding, so i brought it to a computer shop. The guy fixed it and reinstalled windows xp and the computer is not detecting the external drive. Actually when i plug it in , i can see it as a removeable drive but i cannot see it in My computer.... some people told me to assign a letter and a path....but actually i don't have any options for that. It's wierd because i can see it in the device list but i can't access it or even see it in My computer.

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Old 26-04-2008
Don Burn
 
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Re: WD passport drive Issue - 160 GB WD

Well this is a forum for writing device drivers, but you might right click
on "My Computer" go to "Manage" and then choose "Disk Management" if the
drive shows up right clicking on the drive allows you to set the drive
letter.


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> Hello all,
>
> Just joined the community and I hope someone can help me. Before I
> formated my windows XP my 160GB wd passport external hard drive was
> working just fine. I had some issues with my laptop and it was beyond
> my understanding, so i brought it to a computer shop. The guy fixed it
> and reinstalled windows xp and the computer is not detecting the
> external drive. Actually when i plug it in , i can see it as a
> removeable drive but i cannot see it in My computer.... some people
> told me to assign a letter and a path....but actually i don't have any
> options for that. It's wierd because i can see it in the device list
> but i can't access it or even see it in My computer.
>
> Thank you
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Old 26-04-2008
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not working

Hello, sorry to post this in the wrong thread... I don't have any options to assign a letter to the external drive.... it's just says : Disc 2 - Basic-Online... that's it...when i right click the device... i don't have any options for changing the letter or the path of the drive...

A.
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Old 26-04-2008
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Re: WD passport drive Issue - 160 GB WD

It sounds like it is not formatted.


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> Hello, sorry to post this in the wrong thread... I don't have any
> options to assign a letter to the external drive.... it's just says :
> Disc 2 - Basic-Online... that's it...when i right click the device...
> i don't have any options for changing the letter or the path of the
> drive...
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> A.
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Thanks for your help, but i'm not interested in formatting the drive... i will loose all my info....
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Old 28-04-2008
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Re: WD passport drive Issue - 160 GB WD

You misunderstood Don. He did not say you need to format, he said it, the
drive, is NOT formatted. To rectify the situation you will have to create
and format a partition. Why did your drive go into Nirvana? Good question,
and about the only answer is "It happens", unless the Geek you took things
too did something evil wicked and nasty. You did not indicate he/she/it
getting their grubby little hands on the external drive, so that may the
least likely cause for drive failure. You might find a good buddy that will
allow you plug your drive into their system, back up your data and then
scrub it clean with a new partition on your system.

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>> Hello, sorry to post this in the wrong thread... I don't have any
>> options to assign a letter to the external drive.... it's just says :
>> Disc 2 - Basic-Online... that's it...when i right click the device...
>> i don't have any options for changing the letter or the path of the
>> drive...
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>> A.
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Old 28-04-2008
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Hello

Hello Gary,

Thanks for your post. I did not bring my external drive to get fixed, i only brought my computer... the guy formatted my computer and now it doesn't recognize it anymore... I can see it as a removable drive..but i can't access it or see it in my computer. I tried to connect it to a different computer and same thing... it will not see it....

I never touch the external drive ... it's wierd...
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