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I have a western digital essential 1.0 750gb and I can't access it with any of my computers... A couple days ago, it was fine, but now every time I put it into a computer, it just shows up as a usb mass storage device and I can't access it though my computer. It is supposedly plug 'n play, so I don't know what the problem is... any suggestions?
    
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Did you try running check disk on it?
    
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I can't do that because it doesn't get assigned a drive letter...it just says "WD"
    
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Click on my computer. Goto manage.And then Disk management.And assign a letter for the hard drive.
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post #6 of 11
go to the disk management and format it and assign a letter for the hd
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post #7 of 11
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that's weird...it doesn't show up in disk management O_O
Did I somehow brick my external hdd? D:
EDIT: Got it to show up under disk management, but it shows up as uninitialized and the initialize button is greyed out
EDIT: I'll probably just go and take it out of the case (if I can figure out how...) and grab the files that way... note to self: NEVER BUY A MY BOOK AGAIN
    
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post #8 of 11
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Does anyone know how to take the case off of a mybook 750gb essential edition?
    
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post #9 of 11
Try plugging it into a different USB port. If it shows up in disk management you should be able to format it and assign a drive letter.
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post #10 of 11
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Well, the thing is, is that when it does show up in the drive manager, it doesn't show any drive info. When I try to initialize it, the initialize button is greyed out... I think I'll just take it out of the case and use it as a spare internal drive. I'm never buying WD again.
    
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