RE: External Hard Drive (USB MassStorage Device missing?)
I am having the same trouble with my WD external hard drive. It works great
on my XP desktop. I recently bought a new laptop with Vista. I had to install
drivers and updates several times for it to finally see my 1GB thumb drive.
Then after all I had to manually direct the computer to the driver for the
thumb drive. Every once in awhile it will see my external hard drive but more
times than not it won't. Who knows if my Vista machine will see either my
thumb drive or my WD drive next time I start it up.
If anyone has any ideas on how to deal with this issue please let me know.
> I am having the same problem, It worked fine on XP, and even on Vista using
> my laptop, but it cannot find any drivers (it shouldn't need any anyway) on
> Vista Ultimate on my desktop. This is a serious issue, and either Microsoft
> or Western Digital needs to fix it soon, because this is frankly absurd, and
> I'm frustrated.
> I've tried contacting Western Digital, and they have not responded.
> "Lincoln 6 Echo" wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I am trying to connect my Western Digital external hard drive over USB port
> > and it seems vista cannot find the Usb MassStorage Device Driver
> > Any thoughts? Even scanning my other partition with XP is not of use (it
> > says file not found).
> > I thought MS would include at least these trivial drivers???
> > Petar