We purchsed a WD My Essentials 3TB HDD when our previous PC got knocked over and our other hard rive was going out. Now that we’ve purchased a new computer, we would like to transfer our data.
When our HDD is plugged in, certain programs won’t work (ie. photoshop, etc.) Things load slower, and sometimes, even the sound on our PC doesn’t work. As soon as we unplug it, everything works as it should! (weird!)
This may be because the HDD isn’t installed yet. I’ve gone into My Computer/Manage/etc. SOMETIMES the HDD shows up, but when I right click to partition, I get an error message saying the drive has to be formatted before it is installed. I don’t want to format (LOSE) all of my data before I install it.
Regardless, our WD My Book Essentials 3TB appears to be functioning normally. However, our new PC seems to have an issue with installing it. Do you have any recommendations?
New HP PC, running Windows 7, 6GB RAM and AMD Phenom II 521 Processor.
Thanks in advance!