I have had a Maxtor Onetouch II external hard drive for a good while now. Today I tried to access the drive to copy files to it (i use it as backup) but the usual window that normally opens (the window that lets me select windows explorer to view the files) when I switch the drive on didnt appear. Also the drive does not appear in my computer. This is very worrying as all my backed up data is on the drive.
The only thing out of the norm that I done today was unplug all the cables from my pc to put in a new hard drive (internal). After I plugged all the cables back into my pc (including all usb devices) and rebooted, I noticed I had a problem with the external drive.
I have tried connecting it with the firewire cable too but it still doesnt do anything in windows.
BTW the drive works and I can feel it heating up and vibrating and stuff.