I’ve got my Passport (500gb) a few days ago.
The initial installation and backups using SmartWare was smooth without any problems.
Out of curiosity…, I right clicked on the drive in explorer and did a ‘quick format’ using NTFS format.
I was still able to ‘see’ my drive using WD SmartWare after the reformat and I intended to redo my backup again…
alas!! My Passport disappeared from the explorer and endless attempts to unplug and plugging into the USB port ended with ‘USB Device not recognized’.
I tried googling for answers and tried using my XP installation without any success.
Is there anyone who can help please?
I’m running Windows XP (SP3).
My passport LED is currently blinking continuously.
I’ve tried plugging once into my friend’s PC running Vista and I was able to see ‘My Passport’. I’ve not tried to reformat yet. (Will try tomorrow).
There should be no problems with the power supply since I was able to use it on my PC the first time.