I have been using WD Elements SE 1TB External hard drive for a year without any problems. Few days back, when I removed(Windows safely remove option) and plugged it back again after some time(less than a minute actually) it did not show up in My computer.
I do get the Windows safely remove option when connected, and the drive LED is ON, and the drive is detected in Device Manager - Under “Disk Drives” as “WD Elements 1023 USB Device” and under USB controllers as “USB Mass Storage Device”.
The drive(with 3 partitions) is not detected in Disk Management.
Tried replugging it,restarting the computer, trying it in a different computer(XP/Win7),using a different USB cable - but getting the same problem.