Unable to access external disk


#1

I am not able to access data on my 160GB Western Digital USB 2.0 external disk. It does not show in My Computer folder. It shows when I point at or double click the Safely Remove Hardware button (for unplugging USB devices) but with no drive letter. The disk does not show in Disk Management. The USB cable works well with other devices like my Alcatel cell phone. The problem occurs when I plug the disk in other computers. My computer is running on XP SP3.

I swapped controllers with a second disk (LightWave). My disk still behaves (or is it misbehaves) the same. The controller from my disk works well on the second disk.

HELP!!
Below are WD disk diagnostics test results:
Test Option1: QUICK TEST
Model Number: WD
Unit Serial Number:
Firmware Number: 1.75
Capacity: 0.00 GB
SMART Status: Not Available
Test Result: PASS
Test Time: 16:40:39, April 17, 2011
Test Option2: EXTENDED TEST
Model Number: WD
Unit Serial Number:
Firmware Number: 1.75
Capacity: 0.00 GB
SMART Status: Not Available
Test Result: FAIL
Test Error Code: 08-Error was detected while repairing bad sectors.
Test Time: 16:41:23, April 17, 2011
Test Option3: WRITE ZEROS
Warning: Data will be erased and lost for selected drive (I terminated the test)


#2

Same here. After updating to latest firmaware the media player has problems finding my wd elements harddisk.

There must be problems whit the latest update