I tried searching through older posts about this, and there were a few helpful threads but nothing which matched my specific problem.
I’ve got a 1TB external drive (WD10EADS-00M2BO) which has around 200gb of backups on there from my PC.
It’s been working fine, up until two or three days ago, when it stopped showing up in My Computer when I plugged it in/turned it on.
Whenever I plug it in, I get the Windows “hardware inserted” kinda beep, the blue light shows up next to the USB cable, and I can also hear the disk spinning, but I cannot find it. I don’t get anything pop up giving me options, it does not show up in my computer, and no matter how many times I check for hardware changes in Device Manager I’m not seeing it.
Can anyone help me with this, as there’s a lot of stuff on the drive which is unreplaceable. Not just backups, but other personal documents which I’d put straight on there.
If there’s anyone that has a few troubleshooting techniques I can try, I’d really appreciate it.