How satisfied are you with this reply? Additional to that when choosing Show hidden Icons on my Taskbar on the bottom of the screen, all icons are moving as if there is a new item is coming and keeps flashing until I unplug the HDD. I have had the since my last Dell which wasn’t on Windows 8. After that, go to WD website and get the universal frimware updater. I’m wondering if there is a difference.

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I do notice that this string calls out Win 8. I got a new computer and it as worked fine until tonight.

Can NOT SEE WD My Passport 0730 External HDD in Win 8

In reply to Tarekb’s post on March 14, Shouldn’t need software to see a usb device. How satisfied are you with this reply? Thanks for your feedback, it helps wd my passport 0730 usb device improve the site. I fixed the problem by reinstalling the driver for the drive with the following steps:. OzanOzkan Replied on November 18, Apparently, the problem is with the firmware of WD which needs an update, Now to update, you have to connect your hard drive to a Windows 7 PC, download the new firmware from WD website and run it.


Run a test using DLG pqssport see if it passes the test.

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WD External Passport not detected here. Did not work for me.

Did you install the WD software? WD External Passport not detected here 4.

Thank you for your effort, but it did not help. If it is a newly bought one, you need to initialise it and format it, so that Windows 7 can see it.

HarithAl-Hinai Created on May 27, Has anyone tried to do the free 8. I am having same problem here with two 2TB WD passport drives.

But if you convert it to USB 2. The Windows 8 system only can identify the first one. My WD passport detected but not working Ask Question.

In reply to HarithAl-Hinai’s post on May 28, How satisfied are you with this response?

It should be ready to use. Hi Everyone, I was able to figure out the problem on Windows 8 and how to solve it.

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I checked the drive on another system and it works, but not on mine. Maybe it is not initialised yet, or it is initialised but does not have a drive letter assigned pssport it. Would you like to answer one of these unanswered questions instead? HarithAl-Hinai Replied on May 28, Click the Kudos star devicee say thank you for helpful posts and be sure to come back and ‘Accept as Solution’ under options for the wd my passport 0730 usb device that solved your issue.


Sam Berner 21 1. Disconnect any other usb storage devices before you plug it in. Tarekb Replied on March 14, Here is my step-by-step find the command prompt app Right-click and Run as Administratorto avoid a problem later in this process RUN c: This udb is locked.