i have a 500gb external hard drive “my book essential” WD and my computer runs on windows xp.
i stuffed 100gb of files in this thing and unplugged it. when i plugged it back in, the hard drive is spinning and it just sits there blinking its light and this goes on for hours. i turned it off and turned it back on and has the same results. so i plug it into a different computer and its the same thing.
this thing came straight out the box brand new. im using the usb cable and plug adaptor it came with.
wd shows up on disk management. thats all i can come up with any help is welcome.