One thing I have done is uninstall the device and then scan for devices. My Passport Ultra is working perfect Pleeease help! Western Digital offered the perfect solution. Read everything that I could find about a fix. Essential Edition My Book drives are almost entirely black, with the exception of a single blue light, used to indicate power and activity, or a circular green light that is located on the front of the drive. Just plug it in and save your valuable data, music, photos, and movies. In less than a month, I have stored over 40 hours of video and only used a third of the storge space available. Does the drive show up in the Disk Management? When it freezes, I unplug it and reboot.Next
Windows 7 does not recognize this device based upon the drivers built into 7. Hope this helps those that are not getting an answer from the company. The unlocking makes it possible to install other software on MyBook. I have thousands of photos and art files. Not the fasted one out there but with a wireless keyboard and mouse it is a nice feature … Go to the Setup - About screen Then press the. Other marks may be mentioned herein that belong to other companies.Next
Double-click the My Book drive icon. You can download it from here. My Book Essential Edition is the perfect add-on storage for all your precious digital assets. It has the same ventilation as the other editions. I would recommend these drives highly! Lost dashboard and all control to My Book.Next
But I am thinking about adding music video to my show. I took a look at the device manager hoping that I would be able to delete the old driver and then install the new , but of course I could not find the driver not installed I believe. Anyone has any driver update from Microsoft that will solve the issue? I did bang one around so much that it broke. And being a Western Digital product, I am sure they will prove to be reliable for many years to come. I had the same problem with a new 6Tb Seagate drive even though I already had a 4Tb drive from the same company working well. It stopped backing up when I installed Win 10. I needed more space, and seriously considered a new computer.Next
Other than the book-like appearance of the drive's case, My Book drives originally featured vent holes on the top of the drives which spelled out a message in. There is a secondary device connected to this hardware that Windows cannot identify because it does not have a valid hardware identification number. If prompted, select the language of choice from the available folders. I had the same issue as all of you. My question is how can I reinstall the drivers? Make backup selections choose either Category or File Backup and Click Start Backup to resume automatic continuous backup. I just want to clear this up as soon as possible because once I have confirmed my laptop has been backed up inc.Next
Uninstalled Device, unplugged it, then rebooted and replugged in. And be sure to mark the 'Answer' that works. With both sets of commands a utility such as can be used to determine which paths are relevant for a given setup. This is the 3rd one of these I have purchased. Geez I cannot do the restores manually at least not in this lifetime because the files are of course under many separate backup folders that you have to drill down to to get to the photos and documents I want to restore.
You need to look at your system. The drive would show up in Device Manager as well as Computer Management but not in My Computer. That option was unpleasant due to the fact that anything I could afford would already be obsolete. So I am saying to Western Digital, get with it please and find a way for me to restore my hundreds of files in a quick, seamless manner. It can also be used connected to a computer, if necessary. Meanwhile, you may update mother board driver and check this issue again.Next
Post back with results when you try these things. I personally have not used it yet, but our tech guy said it was plug and play. It also uses the same 7,200rpm hard disk drive, so we expect the performance to be on a par with that of the Premium Edition. Of course this is a ridulous amount of drive space. Pro Edition My Book drives have the same basic case design as Premium Edition drives; however, the case is silver rather than black. These hard drives make it very easy to clone my music collection from one drive to another by using the laptop as a host for the file transfer. This is the first time I tried and am very impressed.Next