I bought My Passport Elite a while ago, and it was working in a good way with no problems.
I PUT A PASSWORD 2 PROTECT IT, and still working fine with no problems.
but oneday I think it was 2 weeks ago, I pluged my passport into a laptop but it didn’t read it, I thought it was an OS problem, cause I used Vista when I put a password on it, even thought I used it on a PC with Win XP with out any troubles, but the other one that didn’t read it had Win Vista, I didn’t care at that time.
Now when I pluged it into the Original PC the one I put the password on it, the HD doesn’t show up, and the VCD doesn’t read it, all I get is (no writable WD smartware partition found)…
I have no Idea what to do, I googled the problem, and they say Format it from the Disk Manager (it’s OK I will do some Data Recovery after the format cause I really need these Data), I tried 2 do that but when I try to Initialize the HD it tells me (the media is write protected).
I Tried the WD Firmare Updater software, when I reach the point to check the Warning 2 format it and then press continue, I get the message (The Application Has Encountered an unexpected error and is now exiting).
Please some1 tell me what should I do, doesn’t mean i’ve lost all the Data on it, and is the HD not gonna work anymore???
if any1 knows how 2 fix this problem PLEASE help me out…