So first off I have been online for hours finding people with kind of similar problems but I have not found an answer so I’m posting my experience.
Yesterday I was on my computer which felt like it was running slow. HP Business computer with 200GB free/596GB. So I decided to complete a windows update, disc clean up and remove some of my tv series and movies onto my external HD. the updtates were completed and disc cleaned up… But when I was transfering the shows to HD, it was super slow and then it would freeze. So I unplugged the HD (not "safely) and had to do this about 6 times. Eventually stuff was transfering if I did small files. Anyways, it froze again so I unplugged it, but when I went to reconnect, the external HD sounded like it was loading up (LED light blinking, hard drive was spinning and making noise) but the Auto Play window did not come up. It was not located in the My Computer Window either. So literally I have been looking for answer for the last 24 hours. I’ve gone into Disc Management of which it does not show up, or is not considered a “Hidden drive”. I’m unable to change the letter/pathway. I’ve rebooted. I’ve downloaded and installed the WD Software. I’ve checked out my USB outlets and all of them are working for other devices. I’ve also used a different mini usb cord and it makes no difference. I’ve also plugged it in to two other computers with no recognition. An hour ago, I plugged the HD in and it actually popped up, but it froze again and has since disappaeared…
I really need help. This is my back up HD and has stuff on it and rather than simply do a recovery, i’d like to get it working,.
Please help and thanks in advance for tips and suggestions