This process is similar for Apple computers. Once the appropriate WD drive is selected, choose the file system to be used. WD has awful, awful customer service. I got a notice that it was running out of usable space. This disables the Virtual Drive. Just tried this and it worked great! Best Charles Last edited by catkin; at
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Why does this have 32 upvotes? The new drive had been bad from the beginning and the clever safety thing had been working like a dog from day 1.
Select Your Operating System, download zipped files, and then proceed to manually install them. I wanted remove the VCD partition, instead of hiding it.
This method does not delete the SmartWare from the WD drive, but simply prevents it from loading. WD has awful, awful customer service.
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My sister has a WD and if I remember correctly when she plugs it in she gets two virtual disks mounted. So I doubt if even WD’s disk rescue utilities would be able to do anything.
The drive will not load the VCD because it no longer exists. I wil keep coming back for sure. You can ‘disable’ so it doesn’t show up but that’s not the same as deleting the partition and recovering the space. Results 1 to 15 of 15 Thread: Then after VCD worked, the My Book was still read only, so I used the smartware which was still installed to erase everything already on the drive, and then it finally worked like an external hard drive is supposed to and was read and writable and then I deleted the smartware software I had installed on my computer Before following these instructions, there are several things you need to consider: The VCD partition is write protected and the firmware update doesn’t change anything.
Then after VCD worked, the My Book was still read only, so I used the smartware which was still installed to erase everything already on the drive, and then it finally worked like an external hard drive is supposed to and was read and writable and then I deleted the smartware software I had installed on my computer.
Not sure if Seagate has that security partition either. Since I will use this virtual drive only very rarely, how can I hide it from the desktop, while allowing other CDs to show up? Having a problem logging in? I’m determined, I’m going to format this thing even if I have to use a hammer. Click on the Settings Tab.
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Reading online and consulting with friends who have already had to tackle this nonsense before, I found a handful of tips and tools that could help. That was the first thing I tried. WD “My Passport” not mounting, not visible. Simply compile the script so that it can be loaded again without having to rewrite it each time. The firmware update for the WD Drive can be found at: Reconnect the cable s after 10 seconds elapse.
In fact, autorun and autoplay are enabled by default, unless you take the steps to prevent them. Tear open the casing, pull out the hard drive, and put it into a generic 3.