This is strange. I’m running Vista Home Premium on my Compaq 32bit.
I have a 3-month-old Seagate Replica EHD and my PC says the drivers for it are fine.
After I installed Service Pack 1 for Vista two weeks ago, my Replica disconnected itself and the PC hasn’t been able to recognize it (at the USB port?) since. I can’t read or write to it. I tested the USBs and they’re functioning.
Then, in my PC’s “Problems and Solutions”, there’s a “Solution Found”… it says:
"Download and install the driver for your External Hard Drive. The model name of your external hard drive is My Passport Essential WDME1600 (USB2.0).
http://support.wdc.com has drivers, but WDME1600 is not mentioned.
Some drivers require a product registration #. I don’t have a WD EHD, therefore I have no registration #.
Could the WD driver be the missing connective driver I need?
Is there a substitute driver # that I can download to see if it solves a problem?