Storage forum

General discussion

Driver Problems...

by tgothier / February 16, 2008 2:50 AM PST

Well, it's that time of the year to format and redo for me. My usual back up drive is a WD Passport USB 80GB drive, I use it constantly. Today I was dumb and formatted it and tried to install Leopard on it and couldn't get it running. So after that I try to go back into Windows and format it so I can use it as a backup again and it didn't show up in my computer. I did the obvious and replugged it in and got an unknown device what ever, so I told it to look for drives but it couldn't find any. At this point I'm freaking out, so I pull up device manager and see the unknown device, but it's also under Disk Drives, working properly. I then plugged it into my XP desktop, works like a charm, shows up, works fine, read/write/copy, everything, so no problems with the drive. I think I've cornered it to a driver problem in Windows, and don't know what to do now. Anyone have an idea?

Discussion is locked
You are posting a reply to: Driver Problems...
The posting of advertisements, profanity, or personal attacks is prohibited. Please refer to our CNET Forums policies for details. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Track this discussion and email me when there are updates

If you're asking for technical help, please be sure to include all your system info, including operating system, model number, and any other specifics related to the problem. Also please exercise your best judgment when posting in the forums--revealing personal information such as your e-mail address, telephone number, and address is not recommended.

You are reporting the following post: Driver Problems...
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Collapse -
Tell us which Apple computer this is.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 2:55 AM PST
In reply to: Driver Problems...

Installing Windows on your Mac requires a special procedure and only certain versions will install.

If this is a PC then this post is heeded to be locked since we can't discuss pirated material.


Collapse -
by tgothier / February 16, 2008 3:41 AM PST

No, I have Windows under Bootcamp on my Mac. I was using the drive with Time Machine AND to backup files from Vista.

Collapse -
Ok, for this you want to post in our Mac OS forum.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 16, 2008 4:06 AM PST
In reply to: Reply
Popular Forums
Computer Help 51,912 discussions
Computer Newbies 10,498 discussions
Laptops 20,411 discussions
Security 30,882 discussions
TVs & Home Theaters 21,253 discussions
Windows 10 1,672 discussions
Phones 16,494 discussions
Windows 7 7,855 discussions
Networking & Wireless 15,504 discussions


Meet the drop-resistant Moto Z2 Force

The Moto Z2 Force is really thin, with a fast processor and great battery life. It can survive drops without shattering.