Hey Geek, How are you connecting, USB or Firewire? I have the WB My Book
Premium Edition, and I use the Firewire. Plug it in and bing its there.
However, I would suggest, turning off your PC, plug in the wire for your WD,
turn on your WD and then turn on your PC. Open My Computer and it should be
there. If it is not, go to START button, ALL Programs, ADMINISTRATIVE Tools,
COMPUTER Management. Look at the Console Tree on the left and scan down to
Storage. Under Storage select DISK Management. This will open up showing
all and everything connected to your PC. Do you see your WD? Is it
"ONLINE"? Check back when you've got the above done and if still stuck, well
we will go from there!
Good Luck ~~~~ Gunny
> i bought a western digital My book essentials 500GB external hard disk a few
> days before. instead of gaining direct access to the drive, i was prompt to
> install the driver software. however, vista couldn't find the software. the
> HD is supposed to be plug and play. what can i do here? the HD works with
> other computers. my newly bought MP3 player is also facing the same problem.
> please help!