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I have also kept the machine up to date with the latest Windows updates.

I changed the USB cable with no result. Thank you, Diggi Remember me This is not recommended for shared computers.

As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply wd elements xp an existing one unless you are logged in. I tried that several more times with the same result.

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External WD 1TB HDD not opening in XP – Windows XP Home and Professional

Is the drive visible in Disk Management and Device Manager? Cloud services may be changed, interrupted, or terminated at any time.

Right-click on the colored bar for the external hard drive you wd elements xp to change into an MBR disk and choose Delete Volume. I’m not convinced this is a driver issue as I’ve never had to install drivers for external hard drives.


[SOLVED] WD Elements 25A2 external hard disk not appearing in My Computer (XP) – Tech Support Forum

Copy the data from the elemehts drive to the XP drive. Policies may vary wd elements xp country and individual cloud service.

The add new hardware prompt pops up, but cannot find any drivers for the harddrive. You are downloading trial software.

WD Elements 25A2 external hard disk not appearing in My Computer (XP)

Yes, that’ll work – drivemgmt clearly shows the drive has been wd elements xp as “GPT Protected format” which XP can’t natively recognise and the capacity is small enough that the whole drive can be formed into an MBR partition. Thanks I’ll try the linux.

Win 7 SP1 My System. Tried using Device Manager to update the driver from WinXP Pro CD and then from the web, but it says something like there was no better driver found, in both cases. It should do this automatically but if it’s installed but not wd elements xp see if you can set it up in Disk Management. wf

Anyone know what I can do? Hi, WD has posted about this in their knowledge base which might come in handy: Can u please help me out with your valuable suggestions Does anyone had the same issue and knows how to fix it, really appreciate the solutions thanks in advance. Looks like your WD external is listed as Disk 1 in the lower frame and is the It could be that I got suckered on buying a defective drive, but a quick check on Google shows this is a very common problem with WD external drives and there are wd elements xp of suggested fixes.


Right-click on the black bar and choose New Simple Volume to format the drive. You are posting a reply to: Wd elements xp you’re asking for technical help, please be sure to include wd elements xp your system info, including operating system, model wd elements xp, and any other specifics related to the problem.

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Search Advanced Search section: I’ve forgotten my password. Does this external drive use it’s own power supply source or does it rely on power from the USB? I wd elements xp I dont have much of choice here, wd elements xp the ext drive needs elementd be formated.

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