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WD external hard drive 232GB not recognized

By Trubine
Dec 28, 2010
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  1. I have a Issue with My WD External harddrive where it will recognize on My PC but it will not be Recognized on my mothers PC. Its pluged in by USB and Pendrives work on her PC just fine. What could be the problem?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,243   +234

    What is your mother's PC? Windows XP, Service Pack3?
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    When you say it's "not recognized" please clarify

    1. Do you mean when you plug it in Windows gives shows you a USB not recognized message?
    2. Are you hearing the USB device connect ding-dong when you plug it in?
    3. Try opening Device Manager and watch when you plug it in. Are you seeing a new device appear in DevMgr but just not seeing the disk appear in My Computer and Explorer?

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