A while back, My laptop (Which Sister was borrowing) motherboard/something fried, and I never really got round to fixing it. So I took the HD out and placed it into a External Case which she has been using ever since. I've recently just got it back, and for some odd reason I'm unable to actually connect it to my computer(Or locate it) via the two front USB ports. I am hoping to use this by the end of this week as I will be needing it when visiting family (Otherwords, keeping ahead of college assignments whilst visiting)
So, here is basically what I am getting, and what I have tried so far to try and fix the problem.
I know that the External HD is connecting to the computer as I'm hearing the sounds for connected and disconnected.
I've got into Device Manager to locate the HD, which I have found - unfortunately it's called Disk Drive, which from what I remember, that is not the name. I also repeated this on another Laptop that I have, and it's coming up with a name (Don't have the name on me, but if needs be can retrieve asap). When looking at the device status, it says that "No Drivers are installed for this device" <- Not too sure whether that could basically be the problem, however I don't believe I installed drivers when I first connected to this computer when I officially made it an External HD.
I've gone into Computer Management to see whether it would have came up under Disk Management or Removable Storage - again, this failed.
I looked at the Event Reviewer and found two warnings for Removable Storage Services which has given this description;
"The device number of a(n) disk drive cannot be determined. This device failed to configure. This event may be logged several times for the same device."
I've also just noticed when posting this that in Device Manager, under Storage Volumes, "Generic Volume" has a yellow symbol, which means (I believe) theres an error or the driver isn't updated. I tried doing a scan hardware changes, but this tends to just crash the program, it has also done this to the Disk Drive which I mentioned I saw in DM.
An icon has appeared on My Computer as G:\ - when trying to open it, I get this error; "G:\ refers to a location that is unavailable. It could be on a hard drive on this computer, or on a network. Check that the disk is properly inserted, or that you are connected to the Internet or your network, and then try again. If it still cannot be located, the information might have been moved to a different location"
If anyone could help me fix this problem, it would be appreciated.
Edited by matty34, 13 February 2011 - 06:20 PM.