WD My book Passport 2TB Will not Initialize because its write protected

Hey all,

I just recently purchased a WD My Book Passport 2TB, I used it for about 2 weeks, moved it in between my computers(home network was a mess), it worked fine, that is until i left it on my server computer(Windows 7 32 bit new network dedicated server I’LL provide pics) . I transferred ALL OF MY MOVIES and my tv shows on the drive. After I transferred them(Over the newly redid network) I shut the lid to my laptop(win 7 64bit 6gb ram 600gb HD) after it was done transferring. well movie night comes along and i cant access. I told my friends one minute let me bring the drive and hook it up to the laptop, idk whats wrong. I unplugged it(properly), took it to my laptop and attempted to use it. it didn’t recognize the drive, I went into the computer mang looked under device mang and saw it there, so, i went to disk manager to see why it didn’t have a drive letter, it was all unallocated, and not intialized, after a bit of tinkering, i found that the right click has options, i selected Intialize to try to start the drive, as soon as i did, it asked what to read the drive as GPT or what ever the other was, i tried both and both times its said write protected. I read a few other forums to see if i could figure out the problem, to no success, I DO NOT HAVE ANY WD SOFTWARE INSTALLED so no encryption on my part. what do I need to do to correct this mistake, problem, defect, all i want is my movies and shows, either way im taking it back. oh i hooked it up via usb 2.0/.1(depending on if it was the laptop or server).

what do i need to do to fix this?

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Run CGSecurity TestDisk on it to repair the partition table.

Maybe you should try contacting WD’s Technical Support about this. You can do so either by phone or email.

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