Still awake....... I've been battling the stars for a few weeks. I've finally reconstructed one of my machines to semi-working condition. Out of five machines - 1 limped back to life. Lots of triage. Yeah, I'm ok - thanks John.
Before I go... see if the WD Data Lifegaurd Diagnostics
can tell you anything (it's a generic drive test utility for WD).
A search of WD for WD1600BEV
found nothing - I did locate WD1600BEVS (an internal drive).
since I don't have enough information to dig deeper, take a look at WD External drives
- maybe a serial number can get you to the right place. WD makes you hunt - knowing the model isn't enough, you have to know if it's a passport, a mybook, an essentials...... I recall doing this for my WD. Anyway, a few recommendations on the Wd site were
1) toggle the removal policy - safely remove the drive in windows, unplug the drive, boot, plug in the drive - any luck?
toggle the removal policy back and repeat the remove, unplug, boot sequence.
2) update the firmware.....
You might see if Recuva from Piriform
can find anything on the drive. You'll need someplace to put any files recovered - not on that "bad" drive!