A little over a week ago I was able to copy many megs of files to and from the WD drive. Went out of town for the weekend and when I returned I can't access the drive. All computers where shutdown (or traveling with me - laptop) so no Windows 7 updates were performed.
Here's what I have:
Firmware - 01.02.12 w/ Mionet 126.96.36.199
Windows 7 Home Premium on 2 PCs and 1 laptop.
Lynksys Wireless-N Gigabit router
I've tried different patch cables and currently I have the drive connected directly (ethernet) to the laptop but the following problems were the same when going through the router.
Accessing the admin pages of the drive are very slow and generally result in lockups after several minutes of waiting. Lockups require me to close the session and start a new one. Some pages I can access each time and some I can never access (i.e., Advance Storage Disk Manager and Volume Status).
Basic Mode Folder Shares indicates folder shares are disabled when I hover over the Use Private Share column (all shares contain X's). At one point I recall seeing an error message about a bad volume or some similar message but that was probably on one of the pages I can rarely access because I can't find the message now.
System Status indicates - DataVolume Usage Failed
Using WD Discovery always produces an error message - "The network name cannot be found."
I've been trying to access my files all week and I am getting very (VERY) frustrated. I've been searching the WWW trying to determine if there are any fixes - if there are I haven't found them. Like most people, my backups aren't as current as they need to be or I would simply throw the drive out. I need my files!
Does anybody have a solution? Please!!!