MyBook WD3200C032 won't work with Windows 7


#1

I installed new Win 7.  It  showed in device manager but not in ’ my computer’  and I haven’t been able to access the files.  Systems says the drive needs to be formated before I can use it.  This drive contains my back up files after my main drive was lost. I can’t afford to loose the back up.  I get an error  " the volume does not contain a recognized file system" .  It worked fine with XP just couple of days ago. I also tried to connect it to other computers running XP and it had the same problem. Has anyone seen this before?


#2

I had same problem! at the begining I used a old mybook essentail which is not work with Windows 7 and I bought a new one which is not work either so I have to return it to store. I sent a e-mail to Western support and got no answer!!!


#3

Largo wrote:

I installed new Win 7.  It  showed in device manager but not in ’ my computer’  and I haven’t been able to access the files.  Systems says the drive needs to be formated before I can use it.  This drive contains my back up files after my main drive was lost. I can’t afford to loose the back up.  I get an error  " the volume does not contain a recognized file system" .  It worked fine with XP just couple of days ago. I also tried to connect it to other computers running XP and it had the same problem. Has anyone seen this before?

You didn’t by chance run the 7 install, with the drive attached, did you?  If so, you may need data recovery software to get your data back.  You may have blown the partition.


#4

im having the same problem, except i went from vista to 7 and now it isnt showing up at all, wheni run the SmartWare utilities and such it says no drive found and when i look at the drive itself the lights indicating how much info is stored on it are not lit up. however it looks as though the “locked” light is on, no i did not have mine pluged in when i installed windows 7, i made sure of it.


#5

Try it on another pc and see if it shows up.


#6

 Yes , I did ruin the partition when installing Windows 7. My bad. Lots of frustration and work to recover the data.

Now it’s all over with. Drive formated.  Thanks All !