Problems with an external hard drive WD 320GB

Kevin - Jan 19, 2011 at 05:44 PM
 brock lesnar - Jan 12, 2015 at 12:32 PM
I have had my WD 320gb for 2 years. It had been working perfectly fine until yesterday. My computer does not recognize it anymore. I have tried many solutions but it still would not work. When I plug the hard drive in, it does not show up in "My Computer". I go to "Disk Management", but it doesn't show up there either. The only thing that shows up when I plug it in is the "Safely Remove Hardware" thing. Please help me because I got a lot of important files in my hard drive.

2 responses

mijack Posts 68 Registration date Monday June 28, 2010 Status Member Last seen December 10, 2012 10
Jan 19, 2011 at 08:24 PM

How about try this?

Unplug your drive and shut down your computer;
Restart the computer;
Then wait a few seconds;
Then plug the WD via USB cable into the computer

This clears the hard disk buffer. See if the externa drive will show up in disk management.

Thanks for your help, but it still would not show up in "Disk Management". The only thing that shows up when I plug the hard drive in is the "Safely Remove Hardware". Also when I plug the hard drive in, my computer would be really slow and freeze.
zick-gonna Posts 3 Registration date Thursday January 13, 2011 Status Member Last seen January 21, 2011
Jan 19, 2011 at 11:41 PM
your hard drive recognized under BIOS? if still not recognized, ok, maybe physical problems
How do you get to BIOS?
i had the same problem with my wd 320gb harddisk.Some one please help