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You normally should not need additional drivers to recognize removable storage devices that connect via USB Port. I think this is a pretty fair statement by Western Digital. System recognized the new device and loaded the Initio Default Controller. I tried to find it in the Disk Management Section, but no luck. I’m curious to know, if there is a “well” of.

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I don’t know, where would you look for wd my passport win xp I tried to find it in the Disk Management Section, but no luck. In reply to Shawn Eary’s post on June 25, An optional cable is passporr for the few computers that limit power from the USB port. I have a very simular problem. First thing I tried was new usb cable as I had another in the house and it worked cp on all machines.

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Need Windows XP driver for Western Digital external hard drive

No separate power supply is needed. TB Player Created on June 24, Been looking everywhere for drivers, and WD doesn’t provide them.


Then, I will tell where you DID go wrong. In a DELL computer? Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

If your driver is built into your operating system or is already installed, and your OS continues to look for a driver, your drive has most likely failed or been damaged and needs to be replaced.

But, first, Wd my passport win xp do a qin of ‘cut-n-paste’ here How satisfied are you with this reply? While it is true that your computer should be able to power the drive without the optional power adapter, it looks like something else is eating up the power.

I tried three different USB ports, one passporh the front and two on the back of the Desktop. Okay, now, my Question Thanks for marking this as the answer. This site in other languages x.

Again, any help that you can offer would be greatly appreciated. User Replied on February 21, This thread is locked.

windows xp – Using a 2TB WD passport USB drive and WinXP – Super User

The URL I visited is here: You mentioned previously that you had installed drivers provided by your PC wd my passport win xp Dellbut sometimes it is possible to install only part of the drivers provided by a PC maker such as printer and sourd and overlook some of the more critical ones like the Motherboard Chipset Drivers.


I have the same question I cannot however see it under My Computer. Sorry to sound so obtuse, but with my last job of wd my passport win xp years I was strictly on a Mac, so I’m not as PC savvy as I once was.

Where can you get that USB driver?

Instead windows went on to install initio driver and HDD could not be accessed, this wd my passport win xp the same on 3 different PC’s. The wizard is not successfully installing the device which used to work fine, but now it doesn’t even show up in Disk Management.

When I first used the HD to back-up my files it worked fine, but since the reformat it’s a no-go. BubleDad Replied on October 8, I search the support site at microsoft.