My laptop was slowly starting to die so I backed up everything on my 1 TB Passport (WDBACX0010BBK) and sent the computer off to Geek Squad to get fixed and have it completely wiped. Now, the computer is back, totally up to date and whenever I plug the hard drive in, the light will come on and I can hear it and feel it working, but the computer won’t register it. It does not show up in My Computer, and before anyone mentions Disk Management, it doesn’t show up there either. I’ve heard of looking in Device Manager, however the only thing I can find listed is WDC WD3200BEVS-26VATO, and this may sound silly, but I don’t know if that’s it. I updated the driver software just in case on it anyway, and it says it has the best software already. Also, no, I have not dropped it, banged it, or dunked it in water, so I don’t think it’s the hardware itself. Also, I have moved it around to other USB ports on the computer, so it’s not just that the USB port is messed up.
Any ideas? I’d rather not have to wait an entire month again (that’s how long it took with my computer) to get my files back.