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WD MyBook 1130 does not show up in My Computer

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April 26, 2013 5:09:50 AM

My WD MyBook 1130 suddenly stopped working and refused to show up in the My Computer. The Small WHITE LED lights up when it's plugged and it shows in the Device Manager , Devices and Printers and in the DISK MANAGEMENT Section in Device Manager. I have nearly 600GB of Data on that disk and I really want them.

PC Details:
CPU : Corei3
RAM: 4GB
HDD: 1TB Samsung Drive
OS : Windows 7 64bit

MyBook Details:
Storage: 1TB
USB 3.0 Compatible



Devices and Printers :


Device manager:


Disk Management:


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April 26, 2013 5:17:28 AM

Try bringing it online. As long as you don't do anything such as formatting or initializing, your data should be safe.
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April 26, 2013 5:19:25 AM

ThomasJ93 said:
Try bringing it online. As long as you don't do anything such as formatting or initializing, your data should be safe.


Bringing it Online Does nothing. Just Says it's online but doesn't show also
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April 26, 2013 5:55:04 AM

I want to list all the files there to see if i can format it and get those files later. How can I do that ?
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April 26, 2013 6:37:44 AM

DO NOT initialize
May Have to, but only after all else fails. If you end up doing this, do NOT reformat, first try to use a recover file(s) application.

From: http://www.overclock.net/t/849088/disk-became-uninitial...
Quote: You could try EaseUS Partition Recovery:
http://www.easeus.com/download.htm
End quote

Alternately look for a solution here: http://www.google.com/#hl=en&gs_rn=11&gs_ri=psy-ab&cp=2...

The Ultimate Boot CD contains a number of appications to recover a HDD.
UBCD: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/
Such as; /HDD/Data Recovery and /HDD/Diagnosis

The ability of recovering your files depends on what was corrupted; Track Zero, MBR, File allocation Table (FAT)
.. If track zero is corrupted, Probably not going to recover your files
.. MBR, may be repairable and then it depends on if the FAT is intact (PS there is normally a backup FAT.
Link to UBCD: http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/

Valuable, but hard, lesson, Never trust important files to a single backup device. External HDDs are just not reliable enough.
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July 14, 2013 2:37:30 PM


I had exactly the same problem in Windows 7 environment. I managed to solve it by connecting MyBook to an other computer (in this case one with XP) and configured it the normal XP wizard way. I saw the content of the disk with no problem. I disconnected the HDD and reconnecterd it to my windows 7 PC. Now it appeared in Windows Explorer and everything back to normal.
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