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WDC WD3200BEVT W.D. Portable Drive is not recognized anymore

by brettmurphy / December 29, 2008 9:16 AM PST

I bought a new laptop. Lenevo y510 running Vista (32 bit) Hard drive worked perfect. Now all of a sudden it won't show it in the My Computer area. It shows it in the remove hardware and I downloaded the Western Digital Diagnostics program and it passes all the tests (ON THIS COMPUTER????) I have plugged three other things into this usb port and they all work. I have plugged the drive into three other computers and it all works there. Am I crazy?

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(NT) Is the WD Portable USB powered ? Using two ports for power ?
by VAPCMD / December 29, 2008 10:12 AM PST
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Just one port.
by brettmurphy / December 29, 2008 10:55 AM PST

The drive didnt come witha two power cord. I think i fixed it. i went into manage drives and assigned a letter for it. i dont know why it ever dissapeared in the first place.

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(NT) Good to hear ...Thanks for the feedback !
by VAPCMD / December 29, 2008 12:48 PM PST
In reply to: Just one port.
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No problemo
by brettmurphy / December 29, 2008 8:58 PM PST

Thanks for the quick reply. I just joined cnet and have spent like five hours just browsing the boards wishing I had of known about it the last few years.

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