WD book shows as not initialized

soulless - Jul 30, 2017 at 02:26 PM - Latest reply: _Soulless 2 Posts Monday July 31, 2017Registration date August 11, 2017 Last seen
- Aug 11, 2017 at 01:45 PM
Hello,
my WD book shows as not initialized in disk managment,but on my other pc it works fine.
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xpcman 19109 Posts Wednesday October 8, 2008Registration dateModeratorStatus July 21, 2018 Last seen - Jul 30, 2017 at 05:57 PM
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did you try All the USB ports? Sometimes laptops can't provide sufficient power to run full size desktop drives.

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_Soulless 2 Posts Monday July 31, 2017Registration date August 11, 2017 Last seen - Jul 31, 2017 at 02:44 PM
hello,
my WD book essential is mains powered ,also both my pc are desktops, and both have windows 7 , and yes i have also tried other usb ports , i have even reinstalled the operating system in case of any errors,my book shows in device manager and on the safety remove tab but not in my computer, but says not initialised in disk management.like i said it works fine on my other desktop, so its a bit of a puzzle.
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_Soulless 2 Posts Monday July 31, 2017Registration date August 11, 2017 Last seen - Aug 11, 2017 at 01:45 PM
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Thank you
hello
Solved it, seems
my WD book essentials was not powering up correctly, hence not showing in my computer and not initialized, soon as i purchased another external power supply it connected an worked fine ,as far as it working on my other pc it was working because i was using my sons power supply which was all ways plugged in so was more convenient to use rather than disconnecting mine , so my laziness was blinding me to what the problem was ,until xpcman mention insufficient power so all thx to xpcman .
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