Not able to open connected hard disk

I have WD passport 4 months old. when i  connect to my laptop it shows as connected but when i try to open, laptop starts hanging.LED light is on of the hard disk and there is some sound of movement coming from hard disk.There is lot of data inside it,could anyone  help to recover my data and make hard drive as functional.

Is the laptop plugged into the wall? It might be a power issue. A lot od PCs use barely adequet power supplies.


Hi Joe,

Thanks for the reply.I don’t think there is any pawer issue.Please let me know if there is anyother way to solve this issue.

kind of sounds like a corrupted drive. i would try going into disk management and if it also hangs while trying to access tha window its most likely a bad drive.