A few days ago, I was using my passport HD and I dropped my lighter (unlit) on the USB cable, which caused my HD to disconnect. Since that time, and never before, I am now prompted to enter a password, one which from disuse I cannot seem to remember. Also, I dont remember setting a password at all. Windows thinks its a driver problem, but I cant remedie that until I unlock the drive. WD thought it was a power problem, and now I’m using the Y-USB cable to no avail. Is there a default password like on some HD models that I just don’t know about or am I simply too foolish and stupid to no have set or have memory of my own password? Note on that: I’ve tried every password I may have set. Nothing seems to work.
I’d prefer to not reformat my HD if possible, but recognize that option may be my last. And now I know better to set and remember a password. Cheers