I would greatly appreciate any, and all help.
I have a WD passport WD2500me-00
This thing has ALWAYS worked perfect. Today I was wondering why my WD500 gb extrernal (with external power source) was not being seen on my home network through my Airport extreme. So I wanted to try a self powering drive to see if that was the issue. (it was) The second I plugged the passport into the airport, my PC recognized it.I typed in the password for the airport, and it pulled right up.
I then tried some trouble shooting techinques to try to get the other larger drive to work. I did not properly eject the harddrive from the AIrport extreme. I also right clicked on the mapped network drive, and said dissconnect (thinking this might help) the drive is not seen anywhere now.
I went to “Disc Managment” its not there, I went to “device manager” and it is now listed as a “initio default controller” i even tried going to where the printers, and devices are listed. It is here again under the heading “Initio Default Controller” I tried to update the driver, and nothing. It says working properly, but nothing.
I tried plugging this into a mac, it doesnt see it (it did before) I tried plugging into 3 other computers, and it is not seen.
My assesment is it was not ejexted properly so it is essentially “stuck on” or “connect” still to the something else, and I cant get it out of that state to allow plugging in to a new state.
I do need the data on this drive, so format is not an option