Data Lifeguard is not installed. I use a Acronis for backups instead.
WD Button Manager is installed. They are two different programs.
Crabby, but Delicious!
On Wed, 1 Aug 2007 19:44:12 -0500, "Lil' Dave"
|So, you have the windows version of WD data lifeguard installed. Just
|wondering why you're fishing here in that case? IE: does data lifeguard see
|> No such icon ever in the task bar. I would see the WD Button Manager
|> icon in the task bar from time to time.
|> Lady Dungeness
|> Crabby, but Delicious!
|> On Wed, 01 Aug 2007 17:59:23 -0400, Grand_Poobah
|> |> I have a USB external HD that quit working. It powers up but no
|> |> computer can recognize it. It's a Western Digital MyBook. When it
|> |> was working, I would use it and push the button to shut it down and
|> |> then unhook it. Or else unhook it after the computer shut down.
|> |> I've been hearing about a Click Dance / Safely Remove Hardware. What
|> |> is that? If I did'nt do that, did I damage the HD?
|> |> How can I get my data off the HD now?
|> |> `
|> |> Lady Dungeness
|> |> Crabby, but Delicious!
|> |> ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
|> |When your disk was plugged in, did you notice a small icon in the
|> |notification area (near the date/time) that appeared as a tiny green
|> |arrow over a little grey box. The mouse hover tooltip would say "Safely
|> |Remove Hardware". This is what you should use to shut down anything
|> |plugged into the USB port (provided it allows this method of shutting
|> |down). Some devices just allow pulling them out, others don't.
|> |Removing it after the power is shut off *SHOULDN'T* hurt the disk, but
|> |the system will look for it on startup and perhaps lengthen startup time.
|> |As for damaging your HD, if none of your computers recognize it, then it
|> |*MAY* be fried.