They do not have solid solution. I’ve got the same problem, exact same problem. From adding new functionality and improving performance , to fixing a major bug. BB code is on. First, I wasn’t able to find any firmware update or warning about the product on the WD website.

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New drivers can unlock additional features sd a device that may not have been available before. W7 x64, W8 x64, OSX Originally Posted by Laudesan.

Where do I find Disk Management? All times are GMT A driver update may also improve stability and performance, or may fix issues with games, programs and power management. Hopefully this is just a one off, rather than an issue along the entire model line of their products. Yes please, I am not concerned about the warranty, the data is priceless.

Return it as a defect. They will not put a warranty on your data. The computer should start reading off the disc and start loading the LiveCD 5.


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Use it, but make sure there is nothing important on there, or you are keeping it constantly backed up. Tips from the PitCrew If a hardware device isn’t functioning properly, or if a program or game that you’re installing states that it requires newer drivers, a driver update will be in order.

I have just got this problem this morning. Why I abandoning Windows I am praying someone comes up with a solution or I am fried. I did that 4 months ago before I bought my terabyte.

elemsnts Post back, Hope this helps!! Now, I am sick of reading that WD is a good company, no they are not. First, I wasn’t able to find any firmware update or warning about the product on the WD website. Now I need to buy a new terabyte, and am scared of this happening again. But if you have already made the purchase, then take it up with them and try to have them provide a replacement either directly or with the help of the retailer.

I can offer a few good routes. Ask a question and give support.

Other than that though, no solution. Sign up for freeit takes 30 seconds. Yes, my password is: However I read kind of recently someone talking about I think WD drives having a certain hardware micro-USB or something that might make using the devicr without the particular enclosure more difficult if not impossible.


Same with me also. He went ahead and did an expensive recovery which I got a discount for since they had gone that far eevice I was about to say no.

WD Elements usd HD offline & Not Initialized – TechSpot Forums

Added some of my own files onto it, then debice it to my cousin to add more movies. You can trial it first to check if and what is recoverable, and when you are ready to recover the data you can pay for it. Originally Posted by Laudesan I did that 4 months ago before I bought my terabyte.

ISO file, burn the image onto a disc.