I have a “My Book Essentials” External 3TB HD connected via USB3. I have updated every driver on my system and can’t resolve my issue.
Issue: If my WD drive has the power disconnected and I boot my computers into Windows 7 x64 then once windows has loaded power up the WD drive there is no problem. However, once the PC is powered up and the WD drive is powered up; if I either restart my computer or “shut down” then start my computer the WD drive is not recognized by Windows. Not seen in my computer, not seen in disk management. If i unplug the power and plug it back in 75% of the time the drive will become recognized. The other 25% I have to completely power down again and wait for windows to come back before attaching the drive.
The reason this is a problem for me is I do need to remotely access that drive when I am not physically there, and if my PC looses power the PC can be accessed but not the drive. Any suggestions would be very much appriciated!