USB hard drive not recognized and freezes computer
I have a 20gig Soyo Cigar hard drive (NTFS). Its not flash its mechanical. All of a sudden when i connect it to ANY COMPUTER, windows makes the usb connected "ding" sound and then the computer freezes (i can still move the mouse but i cant open any files or programs)till the hard drive is disconnected. I try connecting it with "My Computer" open and no drive appears. It dosnt recognize it at all. I tried from safe mode and i get the same thing. I've tried to restart the computer with the drive connected and it wont get past the "Windows is starting" screen. I have very important files on the drive and reformating is definitely a last resort.