(On a HP Pavilion dv7 notebook with Vista Family Premium 32-bit with Service Pack 2)
The WD Smartware icon in the notification zone flashes. When launched, WDSmartWare shows "“No Writable WD SmartWare Partition Found” (in truth, my version is in French, so it shows “Partition WD SmartWare inscriptible introuvable”).
This is a disk that I have been using for months without problem on this notebook. Then I switched to a PC, and when I came back to the notebook, that was the result. If I reboot my notebook, it will work fine. But when I put it to sleep, and then I wake it up, this problem arises. This makes the hard disk unusable to me, since I always put my notebook to sleep and wake it up. There is no way I can shut it down and reboot it everytime.
By reading the forums, I got the impression that there might be a format issue (though it wasn’t clear how such an issue would have appeared). I transferred all content on some other disk (4 hours), and reformatted the disk on the notebook. The same problem still arises.
I have also updated the software (now 188.8.131.52) AND the firmware to the last versions, hoping it might solve the issue, but it didn’t.
I have seen other people reporting this problem, in particular:
This person, like me, can use the disk if they reboot their computer. As they say however, it is a pain in the butt.
Could someone shed any light on this?