I just bought a 2Tb WD My passport external HDD (by just I mean, just a few hours ago) and when I plug it to my laptop, its light just keeps flashing and it makes some beeping noises… (2 beeps, 1 second pause and then 1 beep more, though sometimes the sequence changes) but my laptop doesn’t seem to be detecting it at all… it doesn’t appear in my PC, nor in the device manager.
My laptop is a HP pavilion dv6, I bought it on 2009, I’m fairly certain that it has 2.0 USB ports.
I also tried plugging it to my mom’s netbook, which she bought… last year I think… and it does the exact same thing. It is a HP too.
Both computers have Windows 7, probably different editions… mine is Windows Ultimate.
any ideas on why this could be happening?
As I said, it didn’t work right from the beginning so there’s no data in it.