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Old 20-07-2009
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Western Digital external HD not recognized

I had a "windows delayed write failure" error originally as the problem and i tried to fix that by running cacheset.exe and increased my cache maximum. however now my computer recognizes that it has a mass storage device, but in My Computer and Disk Management my external hd won't show up at all. i'm afraid it may just be fried. any suggested would be great, thanks in advance!

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Old 18-05-2011
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Re: Western Digital external HD not recognized

I had the same problem. However, all of you are with Windows 7? If so, the upgrade has been the loss of WD. With the way they work external hard drives, in my opinion, not intended to be compatible with Windows 7's new file format and more efficient. These hard drives do some come with a driver of his own design decision, which was fine and dandy before Windows 7 appeared, as all PCs running a similar driver default. Now with Windows 7's new controller and a file format (which is still able to communicate with all other pre-Windows 7 product I have to do with its own controller), WD hard drives do not follow a format Windows 7 to be read.
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