I have a 2TB WD MB Essentials and yesterday it started playing up massively.
It all of a sudden popped up in windows ‘usb device not recognised…’
I rebooted and it wasn’t in my computer or disk management. It was in device manager and devices and printers.
I tried it on my laptop. Same thing.
I tried it on my friends laptop and it worked fine.
So I reinstalled windows 8.1 64-bit. A right ball ache.
Magically it reappeared!!
But then windows update wanted to do a restart without warning me, I clicked cancel and I got the ‘usb device not recognised again’. Since then I just cannot get it to work. I have uninstalled all USB hubs apart from the one my mouse and keyboard are in. I have uninstalled the SES driver on numerous occasions. I have tried different USB ports. Nothing is working. I managed to get the light from a fast blink to a slow blink by disabling the USB 3 controller. But now I cannot get it to ‘wake up’. I really do not want to have to reinstall Windows again to get it to work. I think I need to delete all traces of this hard drive on the computer, but I don’t know where to start in terms of registry. I know the drive works because it is fine on my friends laptop, just I have no means of copying 1.1TB of data from the drive on his laptop.
Can anyone help?