If anyone out there has this problem, I can use some help.
I have a WD My Book Essentials 320G, I think. We lost power the other day and the computer went to emergency start-up when the power came back on. I think this happened because the internal battery is dieing.
When I tried to access the data on my external drive it wasn’t there, and or I coudn’t. I restarted the computer and the drive and, while the computer reset ok, the drive kept on turning on, the computer was picking it up, then the drive would stop and then start up again, repeating this whole process.
It is connected via USB. I am not sure if its usb 1 or 2, but it doesn’t matter because this happens on all 6 ports I have on the desk top and my laptop.
This is odd. I’m not sure if the latest Windows XP update I did on the 2 computers has anything to do with it, or if the power outage screwed the drive (yes its on a surge protector), but it seems like all the drive does is loop from on to off, and it never lets the computer access it.
Once my computer found it, but i saw it in the device manager, but that was the only place, and it basically stalled out the computer.