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    External HD USB3 - Message comes up "software not properly installed".

    I have a Western Digital 2TB external harddrive and so far it's working fine but I get this message saying the software is not properly installed. There are no issues as far as I can tell. I can access the files I transferred over there, and the HD does appear on my list of drives.

    I tried a windows update to see if maybe there's a patch to fix the problem. MS doesn't have anything, and I looked up western digital's site to see if they offer a software upgrade to fix the problem.

    Anyone else have similar issues?

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    HAha this is fucking weird.

    Over the weekend, we installed my music software on my new computer.

    It wiped out the drivers for my Cintiq monitor.

    I reinstalled those and it works again, but I got all of the music I've ever recorded digitally, off of my Western Digital 3TB external hard drive, where I was "backing it up", and, there's nothing there....just folders with song titles. No music. No edits. No images.

    Have no idea what to do.

    My friend says, "This is bullshit!11! With my external hard drive, I just bloop-bloop, and there ya go. EAsY! WTF is wrong with yours?! "



    Also, it wouldn't let us continue until we got an update, for which it had to be connected to the computer, but when we tried to update, it said "Can not update because hard drive is in use.", so we closed every fucking thing we could find, and it still said it was in use.




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    i've realized how obsessive and possessive i've become of my music library. I th ink above all my worldly possessions, it's the one thing I could not live without.

    I'm like a maniac constantly making sure each album is complete, each song is there, all the album covers are crystal clear.

    And to risk losing it over a glitch, it's enough to make me want to jump off a bridge.

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    BETTER THAN YOU Jake's Avatar
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    does the hard drive have special software on it? like, an .exe or something?



    you could technically just delete it. all the HD needs to function is the driver, it doesn't need western digital's bullshit software

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jake View Post
    does the hard drive have special software on it? like, an .exe or something?



    you could technically just delete it. all the HD needs to function is the driver, it doesn't need western digital's bullshit software
    yeah it's weird. It works just fine so I'm not sure if I should even do anything. I looked up how to properly install the USB3 and might try it this weekend. I just don't want to reinstall the HD.

    Feeling like Katrina with no fema
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