The things I've done already:
-Called WD support. What a joke. They sent me a replacement USB cord, but it's the wrong one. I've tried different ones anyway w/o luck. They didn't offer any other troubleshooting tips that I haven't already tried.
-Plugged the device in different outlets.
-Uninstall and re-installed the USB controller in Device Manager.
-Attempted to update the driver.
-Tried the HD on another computer.
-Deleted the disk drive and rebooted.
-Installed my friends External HD (exact same one) on my computer and got same results. His works perfectly fine on his computer.
-Had to do a system restore cause I followed someones advice and deleted the Hal.dll like a moron. (another issue I'll address in another thread very soon!)
-Bought a USB flash drive to store my pic's and music on and ran [b]Windows Repair and did a Clean Install of Windows!
. Someone...please help!
Edited by Jasonb20, 12 June 2009 - 03:04 PM.