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Can't use my 250GB Western Digital Passport

By ehpasco ·

Please help me. I tried to plug my 250GB WD Passport into my machine running in XP Professional, but the OS asks for a driver. I can't find the drive in My Computer and when I visited the Device Manager, it tagged as External HDD with "?" icon. I tought this device is plug and play and doesn't need a driver. Please help me on how to solve this.

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Disconnect the drive

by Michael Jay In reply to Can't use my 250GB Wester ...

from the pc and reboot, with the drive powered off connect the usb connector and then power up the drive.

It should now connect and work.

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Western Digital Passport

by ehpasco In reply to Disconnect the drive

Thank you very much. But this drive dont have power. it is USB Powered. Anyway, I will try your suggestions. Thanks anyway.

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Well that

by Michael Jay In reply to Western Digital Passport

suggestion will not work, Sorry.

Lets go this way, Has the drive ever worked?

Web results indicate that this is just a plug and play drive and you should need to do nothing more than plug it in.

So has it worked before?

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Passport Problem

by ehpasco In reply to Well that

Yes, it is good with my laptop running on Vista. But with my desktop running on XP is not. I read one article that maybe it is an issue with the USB power, is it possible? But all flash disks are working with that USB port.

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