I bought this 1TB WD My Passport USB hard drive not so long ago. After only a month of use on my laptop(Dell Vostro 1500 with Win7 Home 64-bit), it suddenly stopped showing up in My Computer.
It is still there in Device Manager as
"WD My Passport 0740 USB Device" under Disk Drives
and it also show up under Disk Management...but as
with no report on the disk size
I am unable to initialize it. It would give me "The request could not be performed because of an I/O device error".
It also show up normally under Devices and Printers
At the right bottom corner of my desktop, I am able to eject the hard drive normally
But no matter how many times, and which of the 4 USB ports I plug it in, it will just beep for a minute or so then it will still not showing up for use under My Computer.
There was also suggestion of not enough power from the USB ports. But I don't see it as a reason because it actually worked till now.
I just tested it on another person's laptop, it showed the same symptom as on mine... long beeping with no showing in My Computer.
I don't get it, but I still don't think it is any hardware problem.
Can i Have my Data back???
Plzzz do help here...
Thnx in advance