I have tried the disk management system also, I dont want to format my hard, I have somany important files in it. I don't know whether you're aware, but a drive is not initialized until it has a formatted partition on it. Here I am with the same problem as original poster. Only, for about a week, I heard little clicking whirring sounds coming from the Passport. Part of the reason is that they have to do the recovery the first time they get access. I think a data recovery company is my only hope.
This subreddit is for any question pertaining to Linux from beginner to advanced. It is known to create a lot of problems. Clicking noises are definitely not good. Yeah, I was afraid that might be the case. Have you tried plugging into a 2. Thanks for the suggestions, but I tried all of those things already. If not click on view and click on show hidden devices Have you tried it on another computer? Or click Update All to automatically download and install the correct version of all the drivers that are missing or out of date on your system.
You have no idea what happened. If you find a solution to your problem by other means, please take your time to write down the steps you used to solve your problem in the original post. Not familiar with the drive but it probably uses a cable. No name drives have no easily identifiable brand name when you open up the case. Social media or cloud account registration may be required.
This requires the Pro version which comes with full support and a 30-day money back guarantee. If the bus on the Passport is 2. I'll screen shot the error sometime today when I get the opportunity to try again. This is your external Drive controller that failed to initialize and will always remain like this even after reboot. They apparently used drives of different brands. The device is still not working. Please try to only make helpful replies to questions.
Western Digital Passport Hard drive not detected! Have you tried to create a new partition on it? For general Linux news and info,. I have the original box and the drive has some writing on back of it. Total accessible capacity varies depending on operating environment. Note: If you have installed Smartware, uninstall it. The popup shows a window that indicates if the backup location isn't listed below to connect the drive and select refresh.
Be sure to choose only driver that is compatible with your variant of Windows versions. After they checking my hard disk, they just said it was not the level one the level I was ready to pay and before they continued the words, I rejected them. But you have to agree to a certain fee because once they start, they do not stop until done. Perhaps I can find a clue to its birthplace. Were you able to use it with this laptop before the trouble or just a desktop computer? They have several charging fee rates depend on the damage level of the hard disk and the difficulty of recovery process. Your options are to 1 pay someone a boatload of money to recover your files, 2 open the enclosure and take out the drive and connect it to another computer internally or via a dock, or 3 send the drive in for replacement if its under warranty.
Im just hearing a ticking sounds inside and the windows is not detecting it right now. But in our experience, they can recover most of the data on the drive once they start. For many months everything was working. I would not mess with your driver further, if you really need that data, unwil you find one of the experts. That is an interesting approach but I know the drive itself is fine because it mounts on my windows machine perfectly.
Unfortunately, the drive stopped working all of a sudden. The costs are high, but they vary a lot. Recently the hard disk is giving some sounds from it. I have tried all the option, and i think now i am left with the only option as stated by my frnd i. Can you use other external storage devices with your laptop? Media Contact Company Name: Contact Person: Robins Email: Phone: 08602861286848 Country: United States Website: Posted in: , , , , Categories, , , , Post navigation. In such a case, the deletion can be easily reversed. Not a good sign, at least as far as your drive is concerned.
I'm guessing that might be my hard drive? Then you are working free of the need to fuss around trying to get drivers since you are then running directly from the board only with a couple of connection points in between. The power comes from the ac adapter being external while still using the onboard sata controllers to get around any potential usb issues! I began to copy my photos from the drive to my C drive. Please note that formatting the drive will delete all data stored on it. Driver Easy will then scan your computer and detect any problem drivers. If even Aid file recovery software can not recognize it, the problem may still not be serious, in most cases, or usb data cable damage, or usb power shortage, and so on. Again, thank you for your help! Emphasize that these circumstances, the mentality to be peaceful, do not worry, have patience, to firmly believe that the hard disk and no physical damage. So I'm thinking about the options listed for recovery of the personal documents.
So please can anyone help me in this concern. Just like anything else, if you find the folks who are familiar with the drive, and you are not a big corporation, and can give them three weeks to get it done, the cost can be very low. I took very care my wd my passport eksternal hard drive, even though after using it for almost 2 years. Just right-click the drive and choose simple volume, quick format and assign a drive letter. Hopefully you'll see something there for the drive.