Windows 10: Cannot read USB Drive "The Parameter is Incorrect"

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  1.    03 Aug 2015 #11

    Hmm maybe try an older driver? When I manually installed the driver for my controller the zip file contained drivers for XP, Vista, & 7. Looking at the driver version in device manager and in the .ini files contained in the zip file with notepad it installed the Vista driver version. Unfortunately I had already backed up my array, deleted it and recreated it several times before I got W10 to see the uninitialized unallocated logical drive correctly so I'll never know if it would have seen the RAW file format correctly with the Vista drivers.
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  2.    04 Aug 2015 #12

    Thank you for your message. Unfortunately I even do not find another driver than the "WD Ext HDD 1021 USB Device". Nothing helpful to download at Western Digital. I am being at a loss with this problem.
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  3.    06 Aug 2015 #13

    Me again,

    1. I tried to extract the Drivers for the "WD Ext HDD 1021 Device" from my Windows XP Laptop whick is recognizing the volume with TweakBit Driver Updater and restore the driver to my Windows 10 maschine. That did not resolve my problem.

    2. Going back to Windows 8.1 was not possible. Although there is "windows.old"-data the recovery mode says that the needed data is missing.

    3. I reinstalled Windows 10 from DVD (I did my first upgrade from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 with the "normal" upgrade-process without DVD). Firstly the PC prompted that I would need to initialize the Volume and asked if I would like to initialize as MBR or GBT. The Volume was black in Volume management. I did not initialize the Volume because google said this would delete my data. After a reboot and the usage of another USB Port I get the error from the parameter (shown as "RAW", parameter incorrect).

    The Volume is still recognized by my Windows XP laptop.

    Anyone ideas?
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  4.    06 Aug 2015 #14

    Same as you Christian, I have hit a brick wall. I contacted WD support for any suggestions. They said that as the drives were OK on on PC it must be a Windows issue so to contact them.

    desperately seeking a solution!
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  5.    06 Aug 2015 #15

    I have even tried doing a full format of the drive. Left it for over 24 hours but the format failed. Trying to find a solution on the forums and Microsoft sites but no luck.

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  6.    07 Aug 2015 #16

    This would have been my next idea, but I am waiting for a volume with enough capacity to backup my files via my Windows XP Laptop.

    I was able to see my files using the Software "M3 RAW Drive Recovery". Maybe this can help you. With the free Version you can test whether it could help you or not.
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  7.    14 Aug 2015 #17

    Hi Christian, have you had any luck with this issue. I spoke to Microsoft support who were unable to help. Waiting for a call back this morning but it never happened. Guess I'll have to roll back to Win 7.
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  8.    20 Aug 2015 #18


    I did not have any luck either. As I stated bevor I even wasn´t able to go back Win 8.1.

    Cheers Christian
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  9.    20 Aug 2015 #19

    Newbie post:

    Try installing the motherboard USB drivers. Set a restore point before you change anything though.
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  10.    20 Aug 2015 #20

    What are the chipsets of both your laptop/desktop?
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