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Windows 7: WD External Hard Drive not working

27 Dec 2011   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

First and foremost, check whether the external drive works on your friend's laptop.:)

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12 Sep 2012   #12

Windows 7 Professional 64bit

I had exactly the same problem with exactly the same drive. I tried a shorter cable to the same USB port and it worked perfectly.
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