You haven't provided enough details about what your problem(s) was (were) for us to confirm you had the same problem(s).
The label assigned to a partition has nothing to do with whether you can access the contents of the partition - that's two separate subjects.
Ti Mich had the second problem, MAYBE both problems.
As I said in the above.....
"Local Disk" is merely the label Windows uses when there has been no volume label found by Windows for the hard drive partition the data is on.
A partition being labeled Local Disk doesn't indicate a problem, unless it had a different label previously because a volume label had been assigned to it and you haven't deleted that. "
"My laptop c drive read local disk instead of my passport"
That doesn't make sense, unless you didn't make a typo (was that supposed to be a different letter ?) and the partition Windows is running from is NOT C !
- You can't load the operating system from a regular Windows 2000 and up installation on a partition on a hard drive inside an external enclosure due to Microsoft's wishes (although there may be a non-standard way of installing Windows on that drive that gets around that) - you get a blue screen error and nothing further happens.
- It IS quite possible for the partition Windows is running from to NOT be assigned C in XP (and 2000), but usually C is assigned to an internal hard drive partition Windows is loading from.
Start - Run - type: cmd (click OK or press Enter)
By default, the drive letter at the beginning of the line
(drive letter):\Documents and Settings\(your user)
is the drive letter of the partition is loading from - it may NOT be C .
type: %windir% (press Enter)
You will get an error message but it shows at the beginning of it where your computer is loading Windows from - it may NOT be C:\Windows .
If the label for the partition on the hard drive inside the external enclosure was My Passport previously in My Computer and Windows Explorer but it became Local Disk, something minor was wrong.
If it displayed My Passport previously with the firmware it already had for the external enclosure's circuits, the problem WAS NOT the firmware version - that DOES NOT get spontaneously corrupted.
You don't need to install drivers for an external enclosure's circuitry. Windows finds it automatically from it's Plug-n-Play info (unless it was plugged into (a) USB port(s) it doesn't work properly with).
You could probably have accomplished the same result another way, such as RIGHT clicking on and Uninstalling the "WD my passport 0730 USB device" listed in Device Manager under Disk drives, then restarting Windows to load it automatically again.
That's the label assigned to the external enclosure's drive controller circuits as a device, by the way, not the hard drive inside of it.
The hard drive itself shows up generically in Disk Management.
(Control Panel - Classic view - Administrative Tools - Computer Management - Disk Management)