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Western Digital... | Answered on May 29, 2019


not able to use disc that came with hard drive computer shows it's there but doesn't regester using as a second drive

Western Digital... | Answered on Nov 10, 2018


AS long as the computer device drivers are up to data, the USB port should be operational and communicate with your external drive. If the external drive is connected to a USB port and you are certain the external drive is running (listen for the whirring sounds) and still no communication; the hard drive may have lost the formatting feature. Switch USB ports around and see if any signal reaches the File Explorer in Windows.

Western Digital... | Answered on Feb 17, 2018


Download testdisk and run it to see if it recognised in the list. If so use the intel option to find a boot sector

Western Digital... | Answered on Oct 11, 2017


Keep things simple and replace with identical unit. A screwup could prove to have real nasty repercussions.

Western Digital... | Answered on Sep 01, 2017


If there is a bios chip on the board, heat it to remove it and change it with the bios chip on the new board.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


Just install it. No jumpers are needed on a SATA drive.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


Increase your memory to the maximum supported by your motherboard.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


Get a new case and transfer the hard drive to the new case. You can get cases at any store that sells computer parts and several places online.
https://www.walmart.com/c/kp/external-hard-drive-enclosures

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


Take any jumpers off the drive. If there are none, check the data cable to make sure it's in the correct spot on the motherboard. Connecting it to a blue or white connector will do that.

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


No jumpers is the factory settings on an SATA drive

Western Digital... | Answered on Aug 16, 2017


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