wd ext hdd 1021 usb device driver

March 9, 2011 at 15:20:57
Specs: Windows 7
Windows cannot enable this device on my Acer desktop.

Works OK on a Sony laptop


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#1
March 9, 2011 at 15:37:41
Have you recently re-installed Windows on that computer? Do other USB devices work?

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#2
March 9, 2011 at 16:43:13
Do you have other USB devices plugged it? Some computers cannot supply enough current.

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#3
March 9, 2011 at 21:27:22
Troubleshooting USB device problems including for flash drives, external drives, memory cards.
See Response 1:
http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...

Check that out first.
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Rarely, not all the ports on the back of a desktop case may be able to supply 500ma each.

If you have a desktop computer, Note that I answered a Topic on this site where a guy had an external drive, which does require the full 500ma, connected to a port on the back of a desktop case - it would not work properly when a webcam was in the port next to it, but it worked fine when the webcam was unplugged. Ports on the back of a desktop case often have two ports connected to the same USB controller module that are ports one above the other - you could try connecting the cable to one of those and leaving the other un-used.
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