Detecting My WD Passport as Local Disk in Windows XP


Im using  Western Digital My Passport Essential SE 1 TB,External for about 1.5 years in WINDOWS XP.

last week im facing an issue while detecting the HDD in WIndows XP. I t is detecting as Local Disk. While trying to open the disk it throws an e rror message as I:/ is not accessable.

The thing is While connecting to Windows 7 OS. The HDD is Working Fine.


Pls help to to using it in Windows XP.



Same issue here. It was running earlier fine in Win 7 but now got a new laptop with windows 8 where the drive is detected as local disk. Tried checking on other computers running windows xp (32 bit / 64 bit) and also win 7 64 bit but not able to access it. Any idea please