I’ve been using a 500gb WD My Passport Hard Drive For 8 months now. Today my laptop was having problems, and after waiting 20 minutes for it to shut down (Was showing the “logging off” screen for said time) I shut it down by holding down the shut down button, while the P/Port was plugged in. Now when plugged in, Windows makes the “Hardware inserted” noise, and the little light on the P/Port comes up, however it makes a “whining” noise for a few seconds, and doesn’t vibrate, which it normally does when plugged in, and it doesn’t show up in My Computer, device manager, devices or printers, etc. I have tried it in all USB Ports on my laptop, and still nothing comes up, I also tried it in my parent’s laptop, same situation, the P/Port “whines” but isn’t recognized.
This is really frustrating as a film project I have been working on for three years is stored on the P/Port. I have never experienced problems like this at all, and would really appreciate some feedback. I’m totally OK with buying a new lead or something.
Laptop Specs Below.
Hewlett-Packard G72 Notebook PC, with Windows 7 Home Prem. 64bit Operating System