I have a very weird problem!
I’m running Windows 7 64bit and, as my other external hdd has just died , I have been using my old 320gb wd3200 with my laptop.
My laptop won’t recognise the drive on waking up after I close the laptop lid and place it in sleep mode. It constantly connects and immediately disconnects, over and over again, giving a ‘usb device not recognised’ error bubble in the bottom right. I spent ages and tried everything I could think of to try and fix the problem - no luck.
Here’s the weird part
I thought i’d try one last thing and try connecting it to a different PC…all of a sudden it worked! Like a dream.
All the data was still there so I backed everything up and downloaded the wd diagnostic software and ran every test - no errors. So I did a low level format and crossed my fingers that it would work when I connected back to my laptop.
There were no problems so I thought it was sorted. But no, next time it wakes on opening the lid the same disconnecting and connecting infinitely. But weirdly, i connect it to the other PC and it works fine??? Not obnly that but i can then disconnect from the main PC and reconnect it to the laptop and it works fine…
until the next time I close the lid.!!!
Any ideas guys, I’m stumped!