External Hard Disk not recognised...
Posted on 2009-04-11
A friend has a Western Digital external USB drive, WD2500XMS-00 , which is no longer recognised by Windows XP.
i tried it on two XP systems and it appears to spin up OK, although by listening carefully it makes an occasional 'clunking' sound as it starts up - it doesn't overheat, but it isn't recognised at all.
I tried it on my Vista SP2, sorry, Windows 7, system and it DOES appear (sometimes) in disk management but says it isn't initialised - and won't initialise either.
I booted UBCD and tried the Western Digital utility but that didn't see it either.