My passport was working fine and then I had one file that I cound not use, it had a bad sector or something. So I repaired the drive through windows. Good old repair.
I right-clicked > Properties > Tools > Error checking and set to auto fix and check for bad sectors…
soon it was repaired, and now the drive is not recognized at all.
I have reviewed Many other similar posts and tried a bunch of processes.
The light populates and the drive spins, but is never recognized by windows.
I tried on a different machine and OS, nothing
Quick formatter -does not work, cant find the drive
Firmware updater - does not work, can’t find the drive
WD smartware - this actiually isntalled - but does not work, can’t find the drive
The bottom line is the drive is no longer found.
Not in windows explorer not in the Device manager.
Are there any progams I have missed? Any processes I forgot?
No, it is not the cable length. I have tried this as well. The drive spins when you plug it in and after 5-10 seconds, when windows does not recognize it, it stopps spinning and waits.