Western digital 500gb hard disk problem [Solved/Closed]

 Murthy -

Suddenly today my western digital hard disk is not showing
i have windows 7 and it is showing that there is a usb cable attached but the hard disk is not coming up in 'my computer'
plz help !

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Sunday June 6, 2010
Last seen
July 16, 2020

Try this 1.

1) Check in the "Disk Management".

Click on Start --> In search box, type diskmgmt.msc and press Enter.

"Disk Management" window will be opened.

If you notice a your external drive partition without a drive letter then right-click

on it --> Select "Change Drive Letter and Paths..." --> Click on "Add" button -->

Add --> Select the drive letter --> Click on OK.

2) Click on Start --> In search box, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.

"Device Manager" will be opened. If you notice any yellow mark on it then update

the drivers.

Good Luck
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well I have the same problem but this solution didn't work for me
w8 why my external doesnt show on layer of local diskc or the location of local disk c
Registration date
Saturday March 29, 2014
Last seen
March 29, 2014

I have done that but mine keep telling me media right protected. please I need urgent response.
well I have the same problem and your solution work for me.
Thank You very much
I had same problem. For me it was power related. Was plugged into powerstrip. After plugging into wall outlet all is well.