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April 25, 2009 4:54:33 PM

my Western digital 500gb my book (WD5000C032) has been giving me some really big problems lately. When I turn on my computer, it turns on with it and everything. It registers with the computer but instead of showing the MyBook icon it shows a regular hard drive icon and it doesn't allow access inside because it apparently isn't formatted anymore. But the thing is, sometimes i works perfectly fine when other times it doesn't work at all. The light turns on and it runs and everything, it only doesn't allow me to access anything inside of it. Someone please help me because i would rather not reformat this drive.

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April 25, 2009 5:07:26 PM

The drive or the enclosure are probably dying, might want to go ahead and back your data up next time you get a chance and run a hard drive scan, if it passes reformat the drive. If it is bad go ahead and replace it.
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April 25, 2009 5:44:44 PM

It's only a year old though. and every time i run a hdd scan, the hard drive stops working again. it think there's a few bad sectors that need clearing up.
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April 26, 2009 12:19:46 PM

sarmanmanman said:
my Western digital 500gb my book (WD5000C032) has been giving me some really big problems lately. When I turn on my computer, it turns on with it and everything. It registers with the computer but instead of showing the MyBook icon it shows a regular hard drive icon and it doesn't allow access inside because it apparently isn't formatted anymore. But the thing is, sometimes i works perfectly fine when other times it doesn't work at all. The light turns on and it runs and everything, it only doesn't allow me to access anything inside of it. Someone please help me because i would rather not reformat this drive.

Do you get any type of error message. I also have the same exact hd as yourself. Mine did that and I was able to open it by right clicking explore. I cannot activate mine at all be this is no allocation point and I am totally stuck. Any sugesstions.
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