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Hello,


Hello,

My Western Digital is not getting detected which was working 1 week before. Suddenly this was not detected and following is happening after connecting in my laptop
a) Light appearing on the drive.
b) Hearing sound from the drive.

But not detected. Please help me on this.

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Hello Fekadu,

Have you tried to plug the hard drive to different ports on your computer? If not and the PC has several USB ports, I recommend you plugging it in each of them because, for instance, the rear USB ports or that ones on the front panel may need updating their drivers.
Besides that, I would like to know, have you connected the external hard drive on different computers with different operating systems recently? If so, tell me more about it. I am also interested if the external drive has additional power cord or it receives the power by an USB cable. I'd appreciate if you give me more details about that.
If you have the option, I recommend you go through the Control Panel> Computer Management> Disk Management and tell me if the external drive is recognized and has a drive letter assigned to it. If not, you have to assign a drive letter manually. Make sure you don't format the drive as you would lose all of the data.
If the hard drive is not seen in My Computer, you can reboot your machine while the disk is plugged in and enter the BIOS menu to see if the system can recognize at a physical level.

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Hello,
Is it an external drive? If it is, try to connect it to your PC with another workable USB cable or USB ports. Also try it on another computer to see whether it is still workable there.
If it is still not recognized there, go open Disk Management and see how it shows there.
Generally, if it is shown as not initialized or RAW or not formatted, you still get chances to repair it with format.
Hope this can help you somehow.