I’m not a tech wiz, but my family comes from a long line of computer-based jobs, experiences, etc.
I mention that because having said background would present such a person with a firm grasp on most problems presented.
This one, though, I just cannot figure out. My girlfriend got a brand new (refer to subject title) for Christmas and the HDD had worked the first time I toyed with it. So we began the process of transferring all of her pictures, music, etc to it. The next day we take the HDD over to my house and connect it to my computer - install all of the drivers with ease. My device manager recognizes the HDD, but when I try to open it under My Computer it doesn’t seem to be recognized there. Tried it on several different laptops and desktops and the problem persists on all. The worse part is now the same problem is happening when I try to connect it to her laptop.
I guess what I’m trying to figure out is, does anyone know a quick-fix in relation to my problem. The USB cable is brand new, I’ve babied it like it was … well my child, and our computers are above average. All drivers are up to date along with the firmware.
If it’s any any help - when I plug in the HDD it acts normally (from what I can tell) it does make a seemingly unnoticeable “scraping” noise at the maybe 2 seconds after I plug it in (scraping is in quotations because I don’t know any other word to describe the noise being I doubt the diskette inside is actually scraping on the cover). The white light is on, but it, every so often, will flash on an off. Please help.