My external Western Digital Elements suffered a drop to the ground and refused to appear in Windows anymore, although the drive was making normal sounds and the light on the back was flashing. I assumed it was the enclosure that was damaged, so I opened up the enclosure, took the drive out and put it into my PC in hope of using it as an internal drive.
Problem is, it does not automatically appear in Windows, but when I go to the device manager and scan for newly added plug & play devices, it does find it as “WDC WD20 EARS-00MVWB0 SCSI Disk Device”, but Windows (Vista) asks for drivers. I can’t find any, can someone please help me out?? This drive contains over a year’s worth of precious video editing footage that is irreplacable.
Please any suggestions how I can make this drive work will be greatly appriciated!