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. To see more matches, use our custom search engine to find the exact driver. It is a software utility that will find the right driver for you – automatically. Then it will change to “New volume, unallocated”. JingdongGe Replied on October 9,

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Open control panel, view devices and printers, find the drive mine is labeled “My Passport “. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

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Double click the driver download to extract it. This site in other languages x. Reconnect the paesport and power it on. Run a test using DLG and see if it passes the test. Power off your device.

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Then it will change to “New volume, unallocated”. ReneeGreene Replied on March 7, Further, the fix is to run sfc at the command prompt. Sam Berner 21 1.


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. My WD passport detected but not working Ask Question.

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

Right click, allocate it a name and a drive letter, then format. Disconnect any other usb storage devices before you plug it in. I have the option to eject the drive and can open from the task but doesn’t show from MY Computer.

In reply to HarithAl-Hinai’s post on May 28, In reply to dipeshtech’s post on December 15, Hey, I had the simillar issue. Browse the list below to find the driver that meets your needs. Under your C drive, there will be a “New volume, uninitialised” – right click, initialise. Try the Automatic Driver Update Utilityor you can request a driver and we will find it for you.

Can NOT SEE WD My Passport External HDD in Win 8 – Microsoft Community

Tarekb Replied on March 14, Deivce for your feedback, it helps us improve the site. It should be ready to use. Thank you for your effort, but it did not help. HarithAl-Hinai Created on May 27, Could not do anything further.


Maybe it is not initialised yet, or it is initialised but does not have a drive letter assigned to it. Here’s how I fix it: How satisfied are you with this reply? By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie PolicyPrivacy Policyand our Terms of Service.

They both work for my similar troubles with my WD Passport, but this one is much easier to perform.

I’m wondering if there is a difference. HarithAl-Hinai Replied on May 28,