Then all the progammes on my computer kept freezing and I had to switch it off. However, my computer had problems starting up again. It wasn't until I unplugged the USB cable leading to my external HD that my computer managed to operate properly again without freezing. I also notice a soft clicking sound coming from the external HD when it is plugged in, but stops when I unplug it. I don't know if this has any relevance.
I have tried it in different USB points on my computer, but still there is no recognition of the external HD. Do you think there is a problem with the USB connection cable? If I have to uninstall anything, can someone give me advice on how to do that? Any help would be appreciated.
My computer runs on Windows XP.
P.S. I thought I would add that I installed a programme called Silverlight to allow me to watch satellite television on my computer, which was not long before the problems with my external drive began. Could Silverlight have affected my external hard drive?
Edited by Calum, 14 October 2011 - 06:13 AM.