I was able to access this drive until a couple of months ago. I safely removed the drive (ejected it through the icon as I have always done for the last 2 years) and when I plugg it back in yesterday, I couldn’t access it.
It shows up as drive E (I noticed that before it displayed the WD logo, and now it only shows up as a regular drive icon). I see it through device manager, but I can’t access it (message reads “Device not accessible”). I’m running Win XP.
The drive is getting power (Blue LED on when plugged in). I tried different USB plugs. Tried different computers with same result. Tried a new drive same model only 160GB capacity and got the same result.
My suspicion is that a WIN XP update must have changed something. Can anyone shed a light? I need the data in the drive.
BTW the error I get is E:\ is not accessible I/O device error