Welcome to WikiWirral, sharing is what we do best.
Forum Stats
12425 Members
65 Forums
73667 Topics
995357 Posts
31 posts in the last 24hrs
Max Online: 7831 @ 8th Apr 2013 4:18pm
Who's Online - Click Me
71 registered (11kendo, 11 invisible), 1380 Guests and 258 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Social Media : Follow Us


(Views 7days)This Weeks Most Read
This bad? 707
Wheels of industry? 510
Crime And Violence 424
New Runcorn bridge 415
Smacking Ban 345
British IS Fighters 257
Dog stroller wanted please 137
Newton village hall 113
Maltese Journalist Killed 106
Wow, this took me aback ! 96
New General Forums
Wow, this took me aback !
by venice
20th Oct 2017 7:41pm
One for lollipop
by snowshoes
18th Oct 2017 5:41pm
Wheels of industry?
by Excoriator
17th Oct 2017 2:15pm
Irish storm. Stay safe lollipop !
by venice
16th Oct 2017 11:10am
New Wirral History
Downloadable oldwirral pdfs
by derekdwc
9th Oct 2017 12:26pm
Pier at Moreton Shore ?
by fish5133
27th Sep 2017 12:22am
Long-forgotten brook.
by Excoriator
17th Sep 2017 7:37pm
Tunnel Flyovers Part 1
by Norton
15th Jul 2017 5:40pm
Birkenhead Docks
by granny
6th Sep 2016 9:50pm
Forum Tips
Photo Gallery Forums
clipper yachts arriving for round the world race
Azamara,silouette and balmoral this mornig
Topic Replies
laying a chipboard floor
by saltytom
47 minutes 30 seconds ago
missing woman from Liscard
by _Ste_
Yesterday at 10:38 PM
British IS Fighters
by cools
Yesterday at 03:35 PM
The Repeal Bill for Brexit
by diggingdeeper
Yesterday at 03:18 PM
Wanted kitchen cupboard
by Laraine
Yesterday at 12:18 AM
This bad?
by Habdab
22nd Oct 2017 11:35pm
Waning enthusiasm for brexit.
by Excoriator
22nd Oct 2017 10:06pm
Dog stroller wanted please
by Laraine
22nd Oct 2017 6:57pm
St David's Church and Friary - Pantasaph
by missmahjong
22nd Oct 2017 4:56pm
October
M Tu W Th F Sa Su
1
2 3 4 5 6 7 8
9 10 11 12 13 14 15
16 17 18 19 20 21 22
23 24 25 26 27 28 29
30 31
Recent Posts : What's On ?
St David's Church and Friary - Pantasaph
by missmahjong
22nd Oct 2017 4:56pm
Newton village hall
by fish5133
22nd Oct 2017 2:49pm
Topic Options
Rate This Topic
#540515 - 30th Jun 2011 5:19pm Laptop won't read WD Passport HD
free_spirit Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 19th Apr 2009
Posts: 452
Loc: wirral
hi
has anyone any ideas, when i plug my WD passport HD into laptop, i can open folders and view pictures.
But it won't let me view movies/videos and freezes the laptop up...

have been to pc world, done all updates, installed VLC and set it as default..but no change?

the WD works on family laptops fine..

laptop is running XP and was fine till about a week ago.

grateful for any ideas..

thanks

Top
Google Ads
#540520 - 30th Jun 2011 5:28pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: free_spirit]
willo
Unregistered


what programme was used for vids, you may need to make sure the same programme is on your laptop, just a thought

Top
#540524 - 30th Jun 2011 5:33pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: ]
free_spirit Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 19th Apr 2009
Posts: 452
Loc: wirral
its was media player,
but on the others it VLC...but VLC is on that one now too..

i open the WD , can see the folders , open a folder but as soon as click on a movie it freezes up...

Top
#540527 - 30th Jun 2011 5:38pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: free_spirit]
willo
Unregistered


try to uninstall it and reinstall it, other than that, ya best waiting for one of the experts on here, to come on when they get in from work, some one will solve it for you.

Top
#540539 - 30th Jun 2011 5:58pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: free_spirit]
_Ste_ Offline


Wiki Master

Registered: 7th Aug 2005
Posts: 16044
Loc: New Brighton
By WD I take it you mean Western Digital?

Have you tried it in your other pc?
_________________________


http://www.youtube.com/user/stetopop

Top
#540540 - 30th Jun 2011 6:02pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: _Ste_]
free_spirit Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 19th Apr 2009
Posts: 452
Loc: wirral
sorry, yes western digital

yes its fine in all the other family laptops

Top
#540548 - 30th Jun 2011 6:45pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: free_spirit]
stumpyduck Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 2nd May 2010
Posts: 526
Loc: town
needs to be formatted in either fat or fat 32 , whichever one you have now --change it to the other
if its fat32 change to fat -but it will have to be formatted clean so save the stuff on another pc before you format it .

Top
#540551 - 30th Jun 2011 6:50pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: free_spirit]
free_spirit Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 19th Apr 2009
Posts: 452
Loc: wirral
have just tried my pen drive, that laptop is the same..
plug in usb pen drive, can open pictures and file but freezes when click on movie...

this usb drive also is working fine on all other laptops..

so i think this is a problem on this particular laptop?

Top
#540568 - 30th Jun 2011 7:42pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: free_spirit]
little_pob Offline
Smartchild

Registered: 30th May 2008
Posts: 444
Loc: Upton
Worth checking device manager: start > run > devmgmt.msc If there are any devices with a yellow exclamation mark you need to find out what the problem is. Old, corrupt or incorrectly installed drivers are the normal issue. The drives should appear under portable devices, if they don't or have yellow exclamations you need to uninstall them from within device manager: right click the correct device > uninstall. Also make sure you have the current chipset drivers installed.

If it's all USB devices, a faulty USB port on the laptop is looking more likely. But try an alternative port and see if there are any hotfixes and patches from MS.

There is also the outside chance that the laptop only has USB1.x ports which in turn are struggling to power USB2 devices (USB2 is supposed to be backwards compatible). A powered hub or PCMCIA USB host should sort the problem, but you won't know until you buy one and if it's not the case is an expense you could have done without frown

Top
#540575 - 30th Jun 2011 7:59pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: free_spirit]
TheDr Offline
Forum Master

Registered: 23rd Feb 2010
Posts: 2631
Loc: Wirral
How much memory do you have in your laptop, and are all the drivers in for the graphics card.

If you only have a small amount of RAM then the system might not be able to cope with playing the movie with everything else it has.

Just in case it's a power issue (not enough on the USB port to spin the drive fast enough) try copying the file from the external drive to the hard drive and try playing it from there (this will also clear any WD compatibility issues)

Top
#540581 - 30th Jun 2011 8:07pm Re: Laptop won't read WD Passport HD [Re: free_spirit]
HistoricalTony Offline
Guardian

Registered: 18th Mar 2011
Posts: 991
Loc: Wallasey
my western digital hard drive only worked when the wd programme was installed on every device, have u got the progrmme running ok and u can view all other files, it actually blew up on me after my rabbit chewed through the power cable so i now use a external network drive and moved it out of the way of the little bugger
_________________________
‎25F0E6A8 bb pin

Top

Moderator:  Mark 
Random Wirral Images

Click to View Topic.
Newest Topics
laying a chipboard floor
by mickturner
Yesterday at 08:52 PM
British IS Fighters
by granny
Yesterday at 09:29 AM
Newton village hall
by shedo
22nd Oct 2017 2:37pm
New Runcorn bridge
by venice
20th Oct 2017 12:57pm
St David's Church and Friary - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
20th Oct 2017 1:06am
For Sale & Free
Dog stroller wanted please
by Laraine
22nd Oct 2017 3:32pm
wanted liverpool v man united tickets
by moretonjeffo
13th Oct 2017 3:29pm
2005 CitroŽn Dispatch 8 seater
by anniebo28
9th Oct 2017 7:55pm
Vauxhall Astra 1.4, 57 plate, 110k miles
by lauren_lfc89
8th Oct 2017 9:59pm
Little mix Liverpool
by sean99789
8th Oct 2017 6:22pm
Featured Member
Registered: 6th Oct 2011
Posts: 64
Newest Members
Markd, aliciarae, Nesta, Birkonian1, Craig19202
12425 Registered Users
Today's Birthdays
No Birthdays
New Wirral Info
laying a chipboard floor
by mickturner
Yesterday at 08:52 PM
Newton village hall
by shedo
22nd Oct 2017 2:37pm
New Runcorn bridge
by venice
20th Oct 2017 12:57pm
St David's Church and Friary - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
20th Oct 2017 1:06am
St Clare's Orphanage - Pantasaph
by diggingdeeper
20th Oct 2017 12:30am
News : New Topics
British IS Fighters
by granny
Yesterday at 09:29 AM
Smacking Ban
by diggingdeeper
19th Oct 2017 6:54pm
Crime And Violence
by diggingdeeper
19th Oct 2017 10:22am
Maltese Journalist Killed
by granny
18th Oct 2017 11:51pm
ASB Bromborough
by catweazle
15th Oct 2017 4:02pm
New Enthusiast Forums
Ive gone all Russian!
by venice
15th Oct 2017 4:09pm
Whats Your Sexuality..NHS To Ask
by fish5133
15th Oct 2017 10:12am
Auto electrician for dash cams installation
by vampy1977
14th Oct 2017 7:27pm
Organ Donation
by granny
8th Oct 2017 9:53pm
Mx tv box
by GingerTom
8th Oct 2017 7:18pm
(Views 24hrs)Trending Newest Topics
British IS Fighters 257
laying a chipboard floor 35
Wirral Sunrise Sunset
Sunrise Tue 7:57am
Sunset Tue 5:55pm
Local Time Tue 8:41am
WikiWirral Can . . . .