Half an hour latter when i plugged it back in Windows suddenly would no longer recognize it, failing to open or read it at all, giving me a “drivers could not be installed” and “device not recognized” as well as “Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems” message under the menage devices tab. I have new business laptop that I use, so I assume that it is powerful enough to run the drive without external power. Have you solved this yet? Discussion in ‘ Hardware ‘ started by ggooch , May 16, I can’t find any specific thread The female USB connector has two pin-like prongs that are supposed to click in the holes.

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At least, until the next time wwd1200xms craps out, which can be weeks later. BB code is on. The actual USB connection part on the 2GB flash drive is longer than what is on the other flash drive that works. Many times it turns the light on and the light flashes, but the computer never recognized the drive as being available.

These devices are not storage and poor backups. Use Question Form such as ” Why? Click the download button next to the matching model name.

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There are two connection types inside. If you are having trouble installing your driver, you should wd1200xjs the Driver Update Utility for Western Digital. All I want is my pictures back.

I think mine is the GB but I get the same problem. Macs for some reason don’t require the gold plating but for PC having it and a much thicker cable seemed to resolve my issue. A simple test is to boot the system using a linux live type CD. It’s a digiral more expensive to get this kind of cable but it may also be the problem you are having.

One the scan is complete, the driver update utility will display a results page showing which drivers are missing or out-of-date. May 16, Messages: Originally Posted by Tyree.

Yes No I don’t know. A faster and easier option is to use the Driver Update Utility for Western Digital to scan your system for free. Updating drivers manually requires some computer skills and patience.

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I was not aware that there are different USB male lengths but this is what is happening. It is not usually necessary to install any drivers for an external USB drive.

Everything that I own works through this cable except the WD passport drive. Flaming or offending other users Illegal activities: Am I ad1200xms something wrong? Take them to your favorite shop and have them try there.


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For more help, visit our Driver Support Page for step-by-step videos on how to install drivers for every file type. I compared it to another USB flash drive that I have and that digltal with the cable. Tech Support Guy is completely free — paid for by advertisers and donations.

Every few weeks or longer, the drive simply disappears and cannot be accessed, even after unplugging and replugging it in.

It is plugged into the USB port but never recognized. Why I abandoning Windows I took the drive home to see if I could recover it. Do you think its a good idea for Amazon to divide its new second headquarters between digiyal locations?

Posting your PC specs will help us to assist you quicker and effectively. Also an update – when i plug the drive in it lights up but it doesn’t appear as a separate drive on windows at all, like it doesn’t exist.