Hello, again… I don’t mean to be a bother. I feel like I just couldn’t properly articulate the issue I am having with my HDD so I’d like to start over and just do a whole new post with a hopfully better discription of the issue. (perhaps we could just go ahead and delete the ‘click, click blue’ post and start fresh???
In the past the HDD worked fine, well and good. Arlight, then one day I noticed that the blue light on the front of the HDD was flashing, as if it was being accessed, then I also noticed that my computer just no longer recognized the HDD, the HDD Didn’t show up in my computer… Now, the computer when I first bought it assigned the HDD as (G). So I left the thing unplugged for a few weeks, out of sheer fear of distroying EVERYTHING that was on it…
So I moved and unpacked it and figured I’d give it another go and sure enough it worked just fine. Problem solved!! (right???)
Okay, now we flash forward to just a few days ago… So far for the last 3 months the HDD has been fine, well, maybe not, there was one time where I tried to access a file and could not do so, the computer said that the file wasn’t there, yet I was right there looking right at it!! - - So I unplugged it and then tried again and bingo. it worked, Then another thing I noticed was that one of the files that I had set up a short cut on my desktop could no longer be accessed. My computer says that it’s not availible, even though the thing is plugged right in… but I could access the same file if I go through the HDD it’s self, rather than using the shortcut. another quick issue that I had noticed but thought nothing of it, was, if I kept the HDD plugged into the comptuer as it shut down then turned it back on moments later the computer would crash while turning on, so from that point on I kept the HDD disconnected from the computer while I turned it off or on… one more note, recently, as I am dealing with this current issue (See below) if I go to turn off the computer with the HDD plugged it - - It takes FOREVER to log off the computer, (that silly function it does while shutting down). So again, It gets unplugged.
The Proplem (now):
Alright, now comes the time that I have to really try my best to articulate what I am looking to fix…
A few days ago I was creating files in my HDD, you know just clicking “new folder” then taking that “new folder” and naming it. That’s all I was doing.
Then very quickly the window that I was working in just closed out.
so I tried to access it again but found that when I clicked to go into the HDD it wasn’t there… no sign of it, so I go to that little icon on the bottom right hand corner and went to disconect the HDD, but the comptuer said nothing was attached.
So I then shut down the computer, in hopes that it would then reconize the HDD when it rebooted.
But no luck.
And now, we’re back to the game I had before, where the HDD seems to be running and it’d do it’s flashing lights gag then stop and go solid blue and then I’d hold the HDD to see if it’s vibrating or anything and nothing. It’s just sitting.
Also from time to time (maybe about 20 mins AFTER the HDD has been reconnected) windows will say “You have to format the F drive in order to use it” or something to this effect
However, if you recall that this drive was assigned in the past G. so where it’s getting F is beyound me.
I’m also at a loss here because what the jist of the issue appears to me is this:
While I was typing within the drive it just disappeared and somehow reassinged it’s self a new drive letter.
Please help with any solutions, the information on the drive is HIGHLY important.