My WD 500gb 2.0 doesnot save more than 2GB

August 7, 2011 at 10:20:37
Specs: Windows XP
I cannot save files on my 500GB WD external hard drive, I appreciate any advice

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August 7, 2011 at 12:43:49

A thank you would be nice, if I have helped.

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August 7, 2011 at 18:59:03
What does the capacity show in My Computer? In Disk Manager? In BIOS?
What is the free space listed in My Computer?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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August 7, 2011 at 19:04:18
The USB port you have the external hard drive plugged into MUST be able to supply 500ma of current.
You may need to plug it into a different USB port.

If the external hard drive worked fine previously plugged into the same USB port, you may have damaged the data on the drIve by NOT clicking on the Safely Remove Hardware icon and choosing to STOP accessing the drive when you unplugged it while Windows was running.

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