I have a 1tb My Book external HD. It always used to come up under “My Computer” as the E: drive. I just went to go open it up and it was no longer there. I looked at the HD itself and it looks like my girlfriend unplugged the power adapter from it. I plugged it back in, the lights came on, and in the bottom right corner of my monitor said it was looking for the drivers. Few minutes later that went away so I tried My Computer again and still wasn’t there. This is everything I’ve tried to do since:
Restarted my computer
unplugged it from the USB port and plugged it back in
tried a different usb port
Uninstalled, then reinstalled the driver
Tried to find it in Disk Management.
In Disk Management under Disk 5 it says “Unknown Not Initialized” but when i right click and try to it says “Incorrect Function”. In Device Manager it shows up under the USB port as a Mass Storage Device, and it says its working properly.
Oh Im using Vista on a PC.