I just had to let you know that — I GOT IT WORKING ---- THE FILES ARE INTACT!— what a rollercoaster ride! - a few hours later my pc crashed and I got a BLUE SCREEN - not good - it rebooted on its own after a while – then I didn’t touch it for another hour or so – then I went back to the zip file for the firmware and the SOB started to install - but this time without stalling - then I powered it off as the directions state - then I installed the WD SMARTWARE UPGRADER - and boom, I opened it and the files are there WOW!!!WEE!!
Thanks for your help - it is nice to know your not alone in these disasters and that we can share our miseries, woes and in this case rare successes.
I’m going to lay down for 10 minutes to charge up for the new day!
Talk to you later!