I have the MyBook Essential 1TB with Smartware edition. (USB 2.0) . I updated the firmware to the latest version 2.003 . In all attempts I disabled the antivirus and antispyware while updating the firmware. On my first attempt, I ran the updater. It said that the drive was in use. 2nd Attempt I ran chkdsk /f and it dismounted the drive. The firmware updater ran ie the status bar came up but then it said that it failed becasuse the disk was in use. Howver upon a subsequent update, the firmware updater noted the current firmware was 2.003 (vs 1.032) so I guess it suceeded.
I decided to play it safe and chose to go into safe mode and run the updater again. This time the updater hung at the status bar for about half an hour. I clicked the close window screen and it closed without a problem.
I decided to update the smartware and it worked. It showed my firmware was 2.003 .
I’ve noticed however that everytime I go into standby now, my event viewer log sgives an error Event ID 57 Source NTFS and tells me that “The system failed to flush data to the transaction log. Corruption may occur.”. This did not occur previously
Firstly I am not sure if my firmware even successfully updated. Secondly , I now get these Event ID errors evertime I go into standby when previously I had none. Could someone in WD look into this?
I use windows 7 ultimate 64 bit