I am hoping someone can help me. I have an old computer that is running Windows Millennium. I am interested in copying my old files and pictures off of this computer on to my MY BOOK ESSENTIAL external harddrive so I can permanently dispose of the dinosaur computer. The problem is that I can’t get the computer to recognize the external hard drive when I plug it into the USB port. The computer knows there is new hardware, but it goes to the Windows library of drivers and, of course, is not able to find driver for the newer drive (at least that is what I am assuming is happening). I don’t need all the fancy backup software. I just need it to recognize the hard drive. I was going to manual copy the few files I want to save on the external hard drive anyway. Any ideas on how I can get it recognized.
I did try downloading the driver from the WD website, but the computer it just locks up every time.