I have an older WD1200 RO15 External Hard Drive. It will only turn on rarely. Every couple of weeks I’d plug it in and If it decided to turn on, the computer couldn’t see it. If I shut it off it wouldn’t turn on again.
I bought it when I was still running either Windows 98 or Windows Vista. Now I’m running windows 7.
I thought I’d re-start from scratch, I uninstalled the program that’s on the disc which came with the unit. When I tried to reinstall from “Setup” I got a message that the driver was only compatible with Windows 98. I tried online downloads to no avail (a message said to Plaese Wait, the install shield was preparing…etc., but it never opened), after about 10 minutes of waiting I came to the Community.
What can I do to get it working? I now need to retrieve some of the files which are on that drive… I’ll save those files on an SD card, but for now I need to get the unit working long enough to do that.