Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. 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 custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: wd external hard disk

04 Jul 2013   #1
wahidi78

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 
wd external hard disk

Im realy fed up .......
I have wd 500gb elements (external)...driver shows on device manager and even shows on disk management as disk 1 with a deffirent letter as F I changed it as it was G but no data and cant access and doesn't show on my computer it happened diuring transferring data from my computer to the external hard drive but a suddenly shut down due to high tempretur on wd windows diagnostic tool shows as failer, lights on its working and its fan ....but.....no data I tride many ways to fix by installing and uninstalling changed the cable and cleand registrey by ccleaner but......pls give any seliution not to lose data ....over 270gb data...............


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
04 Jul 2013   #2
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

Please post a screenshot of Disk Management with your Western Digital external HDD plugged in.

Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image

Before taking the screenshot, please click on Show/Hide Console Tree, and Show/Hide Action Pane to hide those so that you get a full view.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #3
wahidi78

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

wd external hard disk-capture.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Jul 2013   #4
wahidi78

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

wd external hard disk-capture.png


My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #5
jumanji

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit
 
 

OK, the Device Manager shows only your system drive and what is shown in the Disk Management as Disk 1 may actually be your card reader.

If you have a Multicard Reader connected to one of the USB ports, please remove it. Plug-in only your WD external HDD and check whether it shows up in the Device Manager and Disk Management.

If it does not show up, then probably your external HDD has gone bad. To confirm please connect your WD ext HDD to another working computer and check.

In most cases it is only the interface card inside the enclosure that gets fried (the HDD inside may be OK).

The best thing you can do is to take out the HDD from its case, put it in another external enclosure and check whether you can access your data. You may perhaps entrust the job to a professional service agency.

These are my thoughts. Please wait to see if other experienced members here can suggest anything better.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Jul 2013   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Just to add to what Jumanji said, to recover data you can take the hard drive out of the external drive casing and then connect it directly to your motherboard using the standard SATA data and power connectors to see if the drive is still working.

I have a HDD running in one of my systems that was taken from a faulty Freeagent GoFlex. Works great.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 wd external hard disk




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
External Hard Disk Self Ejects
Hi, I have Windows 7 Professional 64Bit installed on a 250GB internal hard drive. I also have a 750 GB secondary drive installed in the system. When I connect an external hard drive to the computer and try to transfer some files (in this case a Windows 7 SDK DVD iso), the external hard drive self...
Hardware & Devices
Installing XP on an external hard disk?
Hey! I have win7 on my PC. I also have an external hard disk. I was wondering, can i install windows XP on my external hard disk ( which is partitioned) and expect to be able to use it, on whatever computer i plug it to? Also, will this effect my computers speed? Since its installed on my...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard Disk Not Opening
buffalo 1 tb external hard disk not showing in my computer. its showing in device manager. disk manager is not opening. what to do?
Hardware & Devices
USB external hard disk shows up as internal fixed disk
Couple of hours ago my Windows 7 could not recognize my external USB hard disk (Maxtor Basic). It came up on Disk Management and Device Manager but not on My Computer. However I fixed it (by deleting its line off regedit in HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\MountedDevices, plugging out the ext. HD and...
Hardware & Devices
External Hard disk
Could anyone please help me to make ma own external hard disk without external power supply. Because its difficult to bring the power adapter always with the drive:o
Drivers
WD External Hard disk Help
I have WD 320 Gig External. Windows detect the drive and can be seen on my computer but their is no size on the drive. Check properties no size. I try to open but windows hangs. What could be the problem of this?
Hardware & Devices


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 21:51.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App