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[Solved] Errors installing windows 7 on GPT-partitioned WD 3TB HDD
Summary: I've been reading and trying, for at least a week, to install a fresh copy of windows 7 on a WD 3TB HDD. I've initialized the drive as GPT, format it ...

[Solved] how to copy file names only
Summary: Hi,I have many files on a WD external h/drive.I wish to be able to copy file names only to a document without copying the files.Will not let me high l...

[Solved] Is an ASUS Z77-A motherboard compatible with an WD
Summary: Specifically Western Digital WD Blue WD10EZEX 1TB 7200 RPM 64MB Cache SATA 6.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive Bare Drive - OEM ...

How to access WD passport as removable disk?
Summary: Usually my WD passport is addressed as external harddisk (which it is) by laptop, but, I need to open WD as removable disk, like flashdrive/pendrive. ...

WD 1140 My Book USB Device will only show up as Local Disk.
Summary: Good day. My Western Digital 1140 My Book USB Device has been working well for me. I have had it for almost two years now, and it has not given me any...

[Solved] 500 GB Western Digital drive gives CRC error, uninitialized
Summary: To keep it short and simple, my 500 GB Western Digital drive gives me a CRC (Cyclic redundancy check) error whenever I try to initialize it in order t...

how to unlock forgotten WD HDD smartware password
Summary: How do i unlock my WD passport, i forgot my password i set several years ago. I have tried all my passwords i can remember but just cant get the right...

Why does my WD TV live media player not play video
Summary: After watching a movie when selecting another, the directory comes up showing folders but no movie will start It shows the searching circle. If I go ...

[Solved] Need assistnace with an external USB HDD Reader
Summary: I am having a problem with a similar, if not the same, HDD reader. I have a WD 250 BG 3.5" HDD that was in an old desktop of mine. I place it in the...

External Hard Drive cannot initiallized
Summary: I have the same issues with no luck my external hard drive is WD passport 500 GB, already use diskpart, Hkey local machine regedit, all the 3rd party ...

USB drive listed in devices but missing elsewhere
Summary: I've had an WD Elements 1024 USB drive for 3 years, working fine in both XP and W7 64bit. Recently I unplugged it from XP, plugged in W7 but had prob...

[Solved] Samsung Smart TV series 6 connects to Internet but not hd
Summary: I purchased a samsung 6 series 75" smart TV. I have connected it to the router via Ethernet cable. Internet connection is great. I also had a 2tb ha...

[Solved] Is this the right Hard Disk?
Summary: Hi, This query is from my friend who has upgraded his pc to a gaming pc. He has used his old Samsung 320 GB hard disk as a secondary & a Western Digit...

how to make external hard disk visible on windows explorer
Summary: I have WD my passport HD 1TB external hard disk for unknown reasons, the second partition cannot be detected but on the computer manage the partition ...

[Solved] I can't boot my WD SATA hard drive in my new ASUS laptop
Summary: I have recently bought a new ASUS laptop. It came with a Toshiba hard drive, which I want to remove and replace with the hard drive from my old laptop...

[Solved] why does cloning lose most of the capacity my hard drive
Summary: how do I reclaim the 2 TB capacity of my hard drive after cloning the C drive ? I now only have 250GB after a 70GB clone. My Book western Digital is t...

[Solved] Western Digital Elements external drive installation
Summary: I recently purchased a WD Elements drive to use with my Toshiba Laptop. Although it appears to register, the light on the drive flashes and the disc s...

[Solved] How to delete/disable Windows Defender 8.1 in Windows 8.1
Summary: I have been dissatified with the performance of Windows Defender 8.1 and want to replace it with the free version of Avast. I have read that Windows D...

[Solved] western digital not working
Summary: My book essential WD external hard drive is not being recognized by my computer. I tried downloading a driver from the WD site, but it still does'nt w...

WD My Passport messed up
Summary: I tried installing Chromium OS on my netbook and it didn't work so now it spit into 2 drives and neither of them say My Passport like they used to. Ho...

[Solved] Portable WD 1TB not detected on PC
Summary: Hi Please could you help me to recover data from my portable Western Digital 1 TB harddisk, which doesnt shop up in my Computer any more. It gets dete...

Sata 3 Controller issues on Dell
Summary: I have a Dell Xps 420 Desktop I have windows 7 64 bit on it.. I have a WD Blue Sata II 500G HDD as the main HD I purchased a WD Caviar Black Sata III ...

[Solved] WD hdd 1tb not in bios
Summary: hard drive is not recognized in bios, replace interface and heads replaced, I can still secure the data. ...

Install a second drive in my desktop
Summary: I have installed a second western digital hard drive in my wife's computer for extra storage it has been recognized by the computer : C\: original h...

[Solved] Curious hard drive problem
Summary: Heres my problem I have a Dell Xps 420 Desktop I have windows 7 64 bit on it.. I have a WD Blue Sata II 500G HDD as the main HD I purchased a WD Cavia...

[Solved] western digital tech support
Summary: I'm trying to setup new WD N600, I got it connected to computer & laptop, and finally got it registered. But my wireless printer & I-phone won't work...

[Solved] USB external HD not Automatically recognized when plugged in
Summary: When I plug in my Western Digital hard drive, MDL: WD1200XMS-00, S/N: WXC907720105, into my computer, it does not come up automatically so that I can ...

[Solved] good tested hard drive not recognized in laptop
Summary: i have a WD Scorpio® WD2500BEVS it works fine in my desktop and my other laptop, the problem becomes when I try to install in my Hp Compaq Cq56. The ...

[Solved] how to stream quikflix from windows to wd live
Summary: have installed wd live to our tv but cant seem to stream quicklfox from computer windows 8. They both share same network (wireless ...

WD My Passport 3TB?
Summary: Would anybody know, if WD Elements are intending in the near future, to bring out a 3TB version of their My Passport portable HD? Thank you. ...

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