I have a Western Digital Mirror 2TB external drive, Raid 1. I am using Windows 7 Pro. I am connecting it via a 1 foot mini-USB cable. When I connect the drive, the blue light comes on, I hear the fan making noise, and I hear clicks from both the computer and the external. After ten seconds, the Western Digital Drive Manager (with the latest update) pops up in my system tray. If I click Start and look under Devices and Printers, the My Book device will appear after a few seconds as well. However, the drive doesn’t appear on My Computer, and the shortcut on my desktop isn’t connected either. I’ve heard about going into the Registry and deleting the UpperFilters and LowerFilters, but that didn’t work either. I have tried 3 different mini-usb cables, and 3 different ports in different locations (front and back) of the tower. Any advice on what is wrong?
Additional information: It is showing up in my Device Manager, and shows that it’s working properly. Also, the driver is completely up to date. I uninstalled and reinstalled the Device Manager, which is also showing as working properly in device manager. Could it really be a fault drive? Because even if it were, it seems like it would just start pulling from the other mirrored RAID 1 drive. Also, I’ve been using this drive with my Windows 7 machine for months and no problem. I do not have another computer at home I can test it on.