External drive not recognised
Posted on 2007-09-29
Have been using my external for sometime now and haven't had a problem, until now. When i connect the external to usb it registers as connecting with a new icon appearing in the bottom right hand corner (and appropriate sound but no drive letter). But when i go to open it nothing appears in My computer or autoplays to open the drive like i normally do.
Have checked that drive letter is assigned, nothing appears under the disk management under admin tools. But when i check the device manager under the usb ports it says a drive is connected and is working properly (but it says under volume when on drive that under status it is unreadable). Would format the drive but even that cannot read the drive.
core 2 duo
drive: wd 500gb mybook