Question about Western Digital (WDXB1200BBRNN) 120 GB Hard Drive
I have a 120GB Western Digital external drive. Till yesterday, it worked great. Then I plugged it in my wife's computer to get some files off there. It hung the explorer in that PC and I pulled the USB out of the port and then, when I tried to connect to my PC, it lit up and i heard some clicks and then nothing happened. I dont see a drive letter to access the drive anymore.
I have tried various PCs and it says found new hardware and goes through the process and says ready to use. BUT NO DRIVE LETTER in explorer to access the drive. Please HELP !!
PS: I can see the drive in the device manager whenever i plug it in.
I DON'T see the drive when i go Start - Control Panel - Administrative tools - computer management - Disk Management
Sounds like the USB interface is working, but the physical drive is not. Remove the drive from it's external case, and try a different hard drive. If that works, your drive is the problem. If it still doesn't work, the USB to IDE interface is the issue.
Try mounting the original IDE drive internally, and see if you can read it there. If not, you'll need to send it to a data recovery center.
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