it’s me, cherry_tartlet, had to re-register, 'cause for some reason i couldn’t log in. -.-;;; weird …
anyway, no solution whatsoever … I tried it all. connecting the drive to different power outlets, different USB ports, even THREE DIFFERENT PC’s (mine, my dad’s and my laptop … which was up until some time ago the last resort I had with my oldest mybook … don’t know the reason, but a laptop has windows 7 on it (both pc’s are with xp) … and it recognized the old (slowly dying, as i see now) mybook almost instantly, while i struggled with it on both pc’s …)
so yep, even on laptop, it doesn’t work at all … i mean, it’s “recognized” as something being plugged into USB port, it won’t let me install the drivers (says it doesn’t find them), doesn’t assign the partition (previously it did) and I’m afraid, something’s gone horribly wrong. aaand it worked perfectly fine up to yesterday morning.
so, in short, if anyone finds a solution to this … what I see wrong with my disc.
no matter what I do, it’s only recognized in device manager. not in disk management or my computer.
it’s got no assigned drive letter, in “safely remove device” it’s only “safely remove mass usb device”
when I plug it in, it’s ilke "spin up/click/spin-down, but i’m not sure about the click, maybe i’m misshearing things, but it’s definitely spin up/spin down and after several repetitions it doesn’t do it anymore, only the light in the front blinks, and it’s like the whole thing has stopped spinning. or maybe it spins and the whole thing is just so quiet that i can’t hear it? doubt it. I have other two wd external hdd’s and when i put hand on them, i can feel them both vibrate. here? after the usual spin up/spin down routine - nothing.
i did it all, tried to plug it into different power sockets, to different usb’s, different ports, even tried to use the power adapter from 1,5 TB elements, no success.
when i check it with Everest program, it shows there but has assigned storage space of 0 MB.
i’ve already kind of accepted the fate of not getting data back … didn’t have the backup, since i bought the new disc for the purpose of moving the data from disc that was slowly but surely dying … but i hope that the new disc is gonna work fine … it’s scary, once you experience disc failure for first time.