By technogeek-1995 ·
I need to find a driver for a Western Digital External HDD. The model number is WD1600XMS-00. I can't find a driver for it because my driver is in the drive...

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What type of Driver do you want here?

by OH Smeg In reply to Driver

As WD do not list this Model Number you may have to dig around on their site for a bit here


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by technogeek-1995 In reply to What type of Driver do yo ...

I checked Western Digital's Site, no drivers for my model.

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A Driver to do what exactly? <NT>

by OH Smeg In reply to Checked
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Here ya go...

by JJRichey In reply to Driver
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by technogeek-1995 In reply to Here ya go...

Yes...but click the link, it will redirect you...follow that page and then the driver is unavailable (not there)? Western Digital needs to suck it up and start putting drivers on there site and not on there drives.

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They're IN the DataLifeguard Diagnostics

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Yes...but

You use the diagnostics for a number of things, one of which is to examine the system to see if it needs drivers AND install them for you if needed.

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From-YEY_YEY posts

by technogeek-1995 In reply to Driver

In device manager it just says 'WD' and nothing else. The driver on the device must be corrupted.

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Not necessarily what is more likely

by OH Smeg In reply to From-YEY_YEY posts

Is that the Partition Tables on the HDD are corrupted because the Safely Remove Option in Windows Has Not been used.

If that is the case you need to either format the drive and start from scratch or invest in some Data Recovery Software to rebuild the Partition Information. It's not the drives fault if you misuse it and destroy the Data on it. :)

The only time I have ever heard of requiring a Driver for a USB Drive is when it was connected to a Windows 98 or Earlier System as those OS's didn't offer USB Support. In those cases the Driver was the USB Driver to allow the external HDD to work with that OS and it was never included on the HDD as the OS was unable to read it.

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Is this being plugged into the SAME computer that is heavily infected?

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to Driver

Have you wiped the system and started over again yet? Do you have the drivers for the system all installed yet?

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Yes...and all drivers are installed

by technogeek-1995 In reply to Is this being plugged int ...

Yes...I sent an email to support at Western Digital and I got a conformation email saying that they'd get back with me in 1 business day. I am waiting on that.

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