My Passport Elite not seen in computer,Disk manager Not Initiallized,Unallocated

My WD was working fine ever since i purchased it but the following day later, the WD has problems

  1. The device had been recognised, but could not be seen in explorer.

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  1. I  googled abit, and went to Disk management to Initialize it but failed because of ’ Write protection ’

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I had tried to deactivate the write protect by following instructions given

http://www.troublefixers.com/remove-write-protection-on-usb-pen-drive-or-memory-card-or-ipod/

but had not been working. I had also went to device manager to check my drive’s properties.

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If only i could disable the write protection, everything could be reformatted . :frowning:

How do i fix this?

Hey try this …this worked well for me…

go to control panel
open administrative tools
select and open computer management
Under the “Storage” option you will find “Removable storage”
Right click ‘removable storage’ and select properties
You will find a security tab…add yourself and give full read, write & modify permissions…
save and exit. and then copy paste or make changes to the removable storage and it will work…This worked for me and also on windows XP…

Thanks for answering.

Now when i went to computer management under ‘storage’ , i could not find ’ removable storage ‘’ . There was only ’ Disk management ‘’ . How do i solve this?

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Try this. Turn off your computer. CHANGE USB ports and try it again…

I had tried this but to no avail. I tried 2 ports in front of my CPU, 4 ports at the back of the cpu .

The problem is that the device is installed and has been recognized, but could not been seen in the computer hardware.

My main focus is on how to disable the write protection ( I do not had any password keyed in and have no idea how this was protected ) through the Disk management , so that i can Initialize it . Run a test and got this

Test Option: QUICK TEST
Model Number: WD My Passport 070B
Unit Serial Number:
Firmware Number: 1032
Capacity: 2198.32 GB
SMART Status: Not Available
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Too many bad sectors detected.
Test Time: 09:27:40, January 07, 2011
Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
Model Number: WD My Passport 070B
Unit Serial Number:
Firmware Number: 1032
Capacity: 2198.32 GB
SMART Status: Not Available
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Too many bad sectors detected.
Test Time: 09:27:47, January 07, 2011

Can you try this…

To disable write caching on the usb hdd in device manager. 

You can choose in the disk properties for optimize for quick removal or optimize for performance. CHOOSE optimize for quick removal. 

Backup the files and try reformatting it with NTFS with the disk manager of your operating system. 

I really dont know what else to do here. Thoughts here?

Well , It was always on quick removal . But it still doesnt’ work .

Imma try and make a short video ,  that way maybe its easier >.<

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WOW, that would be awesome. You can send it to aliaheidarpour@gmail.com

I can take a look and try my best to help you!

My video program is turning its back on me >:O

I had edited my post with more pictures. Maybe try taking a look for me ?

I would, but your pictures are not displaying. Can you email me those pics please?

Alright, had send those pictures to your email .

My passport model WD5000MT  isn’t recognized by my computer,I have windows 7.

It says its working but does not show up at all,please help me.

I tried it in my laptop,same thing ???

Yeahh, this problem sure is a killer :frowning:

I’ll update this post if theres any way to solve this.

Until then, lets keep searching for da key >.<

Okay! I did some homework for you. Go here and follow the instructions

http://en.kioskea.net/faq/4214-remove-write-protection-on-pen-drive

Thanks for spending time on us :smiley:

Hmm this looks familiar.

Anyway it still doesnt work >.< I had followed every intruction given  :frowning: Had even restarted my computer.

I have seen this image to your email incase you don’t see anything.

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same problem here, someone pls help us…

i have very important files stored in my wd my passport… thanks

Yeah please help us , this is really hard to solve .

Am waiting for your reply soon >.<

Teiito wrote:

I had tried this but to no avail. I tried 2 ports in front of my CPU, 4 ports at the back of the cpu .

The problem is that the device is installed and has been recognized, but could not been seen in the computer hardware.

My main focus is on how to disable the write protection ( I do not had any password keyed in and have no idea how this was protected ) through the Disk management , so that i can Initialize it . Run a test and got this

 

Test Option: QUICK TEST
Model Number: WD My Passport 070B
Unit Serial Number:
Firmware Number: 1032
Capacity: 2198.32 GB
SMART Status: Not Available
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Too many bad sectors detected.
Test Time: 09:27:40, January 07, 2011
Test Option: EXTENDED TEST
Model Number: WD My Passport 070B
Unit Serial Number:
Firmware Number: 1032
Capacity: 2198.32 GB
SMART Status: Not Available
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Too many bad sectors detected.
Test Time: 09:27:47, January 07, 2011

This drive has failed and needs to be replaced.  Why are you trying to reformat it? 

If I replace this during my warranty period, will it be free?