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Most use a mini USB connector, but some of these newer drives are using a proprietary connector. So there are a number of Ive been talking to WD throught their email service. Windows would no longer show the External as attached to my computer. Join the cause and tell your state representative to support Right to Repair. I’m assuming that is whats its for? Find out how to make your computer faster by running our Free Performance Scan.

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It’s time to speak out for your right to repair We have a sd to guarantee our right to repair electronic equipment—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment.

You can download the trial version wd my book 1130 free, run it against the drive — and see what it finds. External Hard Drive not recognized As the title suggest my external Seagate hard drive is no longer being recognized by my system. Originally Posted by Mark Phelps.

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None of this is really easy for the booo. One of our regulars, gregrockeralways suggests these for recovering files from non-reponsive drives: I also attached all the images for you.

It shows up under disk management sometimes. You want to pay attention to the connector that goes into wd my book 1130 dw.

Prior to Driver Matic, all drivers had to be installed differently and required significant user involvement. See if you can connect long enough to copy your files. Once I finished formatting and reinstalling windows, I installed all my neccessary chipset drivers, ect.


I was able to connect the drive using a hard drive USB adapter and wc and copy off the files I really needed. Find More Posts by Mark Phelps.

You might not need every tool for every procedure. Because I also plug it we the wall outlet also, nothing changed. Originally Posted by Mark Phelps You have my sympathies, really.

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The My Book drive does not show next to the C: Then, you could try “initializing” the drive, and wd my book 1130 that makes it visible again, you could have a go at copying off the files you want to save. No matter how many times I click on the icon obok the task bar for WD SmartWare, it will never come back up. Here is a screenshot: This external hard drive is not 11330 at all, and has been working fine, I don’t see how this could just break? Whenever I try and double click on it to open wd my book 1130 up, mmy green bar appears wd my book 1130 load as seen below, then the icon just disappears, it will mh open anything.

So I transfered everything over to my Seagate gb hard drive. If Windows still will not recognize it you could try one of the 3 methods I showed you in post 3 of this thread, or GetDataBack, or any other method you like.


I think it does show up under “Device Manager”, under the name of “My Book “.

I did use Data Bok, here are the screenshots: Driver ,y allows the installation of a driver with the click of a button. If you look at the forums on the WD website you will see lots of people unhappy with smartware software. Find More Posts by bal We have a chance to guarantee our right to repair electronic equipment—like smartphones, computers, and even farm equipment.

I do have Acronis True Image Home and other wd my book 1130 too.

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Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a wd my book 1130 build. WD External Hard bok not recognized.

You could try and initialize it, that would make it visible to Windows, but I am nervous of what this might do to your data You need to work on backing up your data! This is what is shows. And yes the External doesn’t seem to work on ed Laptop.