It is plugged into the USB port but never recognized. I transfered what i needed at the moment and afterwards i unplugged the device. Any help would be appreciated. Can anybody help me please? If one doesn’t work, you may have to open your system and use a different power connector, making sure no other devices are using the power connector in the same strand.

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[SOLVED] External hard drive can not be recognized

Your answer needs to include more details to help people. Sending shifts in Realvnc. There is no defect but some kind of protection etc. I plugged in my Western Digital external hard drive wdxms model code and everything worked fine, I was able to transfer files with no problem – until Windows 7 asked me if i want to do a disk check for errors on my drive.

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I would think that as many people that are having this problem that there would be a solution on the Western Digital site but as of yet I am unable to find it.

Also an update – when i plug the drive in it lights wwd1200xms but it doesn’t appear as a separate drive on windows at all, like it doesn’t exist. Remove Advertisements Sponsored Links.


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Marvin Level 3 Expert Answers. Here’s a link to this great service Good luck! Lastly, if neither the above doesn’t work, you may have to send your drive in for servicing as wd120xms head may be dirty or misaligned.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US. If the problem drive works fine with linux, it is a windows problem.

You might be able to get driver updates there.

I have downloaded and installed the sound drivers as listed for this model. If one doesn’t work, you may have to open your system and use a different power connector, making sure no other devices are using the power connector in the same strand.


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Log in or Sign up. It sometimes works when I plug it in after the computer is booted. The email address entered is already associated to an account. The max point reward for answering a question is I than tried to open the external hard drive on my old computer which has Windows Xp but it again failed to open, giving me the same messages as Windows 7 did and I must point that i was using this drive on the Windows xp Pc for years without any problem, until this day, when i for the first attempted to open it with Windows 7 I also tried it on a couple of other PCs but with no success at all, always getting the same error message – “device not recognized”.


Search this Thread Advanced Search. All shows OK on the device manager but I have no Sometimes it works when I plug it in before I turn the computer on.

Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer: Originally Posted by dai. Try use another disc, a disc with a different band. Current Temperatures Take II. Posting your PC specs will help us to assist you quicker and effectively.

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