My 5.0 tb my book won’t come up on “my computer” area. It’s on my computers “my devices”. But it won’t show on WD Security or WD Drive Utilities. On-disk management it shows it but says no data for how much space is on it.
It was flashing white light. However during trying to fix this problem I’ve now put it in a hard drive docking station so no more flashing. Someone online said when they opened theirs they could see dirt on the circuit board and that ti might need cleaning to fix this problem, nothing was on mine. Perfectly clean and tightly connected.
It’s not making any usual noises and its spinning normally.
No problems with the hard drive before, no drops or power outages that we know of.
It comes up on the computer, the computer knows its plugged in but, I can’t get it to run unlocker or be recognized like it used to be. It was password protected. I feel like if I could get it to let me enter the password I could see what was on it. Before this happened it appeared like it was in good health.
Other things I’ve done to fix it
- Change USB/Power cord to new ones
- Different USB port on computer
- Uninstall driver, update driver
- Change Letter paths
- Now I’m using a hard drive docking station
- Use EaseUS Data Recovery (Shows as a disk but when I try to “recover” nothing ever happens it just estimates time