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Old 07-20-2008
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Exclamation DRIVER NEEDED: Western Digital WD1600XMS-00 (Windows XP Professional) [USB]


Can you please provide me the driver and the download details for the model WD1600XMS-00 (External Hard Disk 160 GB) manufactured by Western Digital . I am unable to find the details in the driver guide database.


Support Information:
Device Type: Removable drive
Manufacturer: Western Digital
Model: WD1600XMS-00
Interface: USB
Operating System: Windows XP Professional
Age of Device: < 6 months old

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Old 07-20-2008
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Default Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Western Digital WD1600XMS-00 (Windows XP Professional) [USB]

USB hard drives do not require any driver other than what is provided natively by the OS. If the drive is not being detected and installed automatically by the system during bootup, then you need to go to Computer Management, click on the disk and choose initialize in order for windows to recognize it.

Also, be sure to go into Device Manager and see that the USB port(s) are working properly.

The notification should say "Found New Hardware" then within a few seconds it should say "this device is ready to use".

Has it ever worked?
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Old 09-04-2011
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Default Re: DRIVER NEEDED: Western Digital WD1600XMS-00 (Windows XP Professional) [USB]

I have the same problems with the same model drive. It should be "Plug & Play" just like all external HD's but this drive won't work on my computer. (PC running Windows 7 Pro). All other "Flash" drives work from the same USB Port. The drive also works on any other computer (all WinXP Pro). I can use the drive if it is connected to another computer and I map a drive to it in Explorer.

SO - - - Has anyone come up with a solution???
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