WD book shows as not initialized

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soulless - Updated on Jul 31, 2017 at 05:24 AM
_Soulless Posts 2 Registration date Monday July 31, 2017 Status Member Last seen August 11, 2017 - 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 Posts 19532 Registration date Wednesday October 8, 2008 Status Contributor Last seen June 15, 2019 1,828
Jul 30, 2017 at 05:57 PM
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 Posts 2 Registration date Monday July 31, 2017 Status Member Last seen August 11, 2017
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 Posts 2 Registration date Monday July 31, 2017 Status Member Last seen August 11, 2017
Aug 11, 2017 at 01:45 PM
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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