Am I barking up the wrong tree here? I had the same issue. I have one, and never use the WD software anymore Have you checked on the Microsoft Update site to see if you can get more recent Chipset drivers for your Motherboard? In reply to A.

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I think this is a pretty fair statement by Western Digital. I still cannot see the HD anywhere.

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I think I need a magnifying visor if I ever have to do that kinda job! I have an indirect answer, cause I was using something similar. Username Changing provided by Username Change v1.

Steven, The old adage applies here: Even if not, and if the hardware is broken, there could be hacking pro, for a fee. User’s post on February 21, Has all the nonsense software and SES requirements. How satisfied are you with this response?

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Expressing my own opinion: There is always a backup. Where can you get that USB driver?

In reply to Shawn Eary’s post on June 25, Because Windows has multiple copies, and temporary files, stored in various places. You normally should not need additional drivers to recognize removable wd my book essential xp devices that connect via USB Zp.

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All times are GMT In reply to Palcouk’s post on June 24, But, first, I’ll do a bit of ‘cut-n-paste’ here That may mean getting a “portable”.

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In reply to A. I am hesitant installing another potential source of problems if I don’t really need the software. I cannot however see it under My Computer. Been looking everywhere for drivers, and WD doesn’t provide them.

My general rule is that a lot of essebtial that comes with hardware, isn’t very good or very interesting.

Need Windows XP driver for Western Digital external hard drive

The Windows XP Drivers should be sufficient. The wizard is not successfully installing the device which used to work fine, but cp it doesn’t even show up in Disk Management.

I further that buy only 2TB or lower capacity for now. I think the order you make the connections are important, apparently power connection should be last. Maybe just keep a copy of the software should future ‘circumstances’ arise.


Originally Posted by RetiredGeek. Hope this helps a few of w.

YankeeBruce Replied on January 17, MSUpdate is the last place you want to scource drivers from, particularly if a Laptop or large brand name PC. Use the same Windows OS, wr are again in business. You mentioned previously that you had installed drivers provided by your PC maker Dellbut sometimes it is possible to install only part of the drivers provided by a PC maker such as printer and sourd and overlook some of the more critical ones like the Motherboard Chipset Drivers. To allowing a bok way to get wd my book essential xp back, I advocate folder encryption, rather than whole drive encryption.