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WD Hard Driver Error On PC

You can use the WD hard drive to store movies, photos, and other important files. The two common problems that occur on the WD hard drive error and steps are listed here:

  • WD hard drive not recognized/detected on your computer
  • Unable to access the WD hard drive
WD hard drive error

The troubleshooting steps to resolve the WD hard drive errors are provided below.


  • At first, check if a USB cable connected between your computer and the WD hard drive is not damaged.
  • If so, replace the damaged USB cable with a new one.

WD drive letter and path:

  • On your Windows computer, launch the Run dialog box by pressing the Win and R keys together on the keyboard.
  • Enter diskmgmt.msc in the appropriate field. This will open the Disk Management window on the screen.
  • Find the WD hard drive on the left panel, right-click it, and select the ‘Change Drive Letter and Paths’ option.
  • After clicking the Add button, select the drive letter for the WD hard drive from the Assign the following drive letter drop-down menu.
  • Save the WD hard drive letter by clicking the OK button to fix the WD hard drive error.
  • Finally, restart the Windows computer.

Corrupted files on the WD hard drive:

  • Use any third-party software to fix the corrupted files on the WD hard drive.
  • Make sure to update the driver of the WD hard drive.

Updating the driver of WD:

  • Launch the Device Manager window on the computer.
  • Navigate to the Disk Drives section, search for the WD hard drive, and select it.
  • Once you click the Update driver software option, you will see the options on the screen.
  • Select the first option and continue with the instructions to update the driver of the WD hard drive to the most recent version.

Remove malware and virus

  • If any virus or malware is present on the computer, you cannot access the WD hard drive.
  • So, run an antivirus program on the computer to remove all kinds of viruses.
  • Check if the WD hard drive error has been resolved.
  • If all issue remains unresolved even after performing all the above steps, format the drive. But, data loss will occur on the WD hard drive.
  • Finally, reboot the computer into a safe mode and check if the problem is resolved.
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