My WD elements portable has stopped functioning all of a sudden. It tries to install the driver, shows up in device manager and “devices are printers”. No yellow exclamation sign and it says its working properly. It shows up in disk management as not initialized and when i try to initialize it gives the error “the system cannot find the file specified”
I’ve tried connecting this to multiple computers(windows 7, and 10) and I’ve tried different cable as well. the light stays on instead of the usual blinking. Also it beeps for a few seconds after i plug it in. Also tried the firmware update from WD which fails to update. many partitioning software to initialize the drive(minitool, easeus, seatools, AOMEI ) but they dont even list the disk, tried many options through diskpart as well which atleast sees the disk but wont do anything further.
Its still under warranty though. In case replacement is the only option, is there anything that can help me detect the drive atleast once and have me backup my data