|hi every one i hope that i can help u|
(sorry 4 my bad English )
i had the same problem and i was stucked with it for one year .
my WD (my passport 0730) stopped one day with no reason
i tried 1000 time to make it read but i have Failed .
it's appear as local disk with 0 byte value.
before one week ago i tried again with several laptops with several windows
all what i did is :
connect the WD in windows 7, install the drive , reboot the windows and uninstall it
( i did this step 3 times).
then i connect it again in windows XP and guess what !!!
its working again like nothing happened (with all my data 570 GB recovered) >
and to make sure i reconnect it again with Windows 7 and its work with no problems.
i was hopeless but now Im happy and i hope that i can help any one to recover his/her data.