My issue started a couple of months ago. On a random basis, I will hear the sound your PC makes when plugging or unplugging a USB device, then my WD 1TB external hard drive Autoplay window will pop up. I can close it and maybe a few seconds...or a few minutes later it will do it again. Then it could go for one, two or more hours before it happens again. Sometimes when I return to my pc, not only is the Autoplay box up, but the dialog box that is asking if I want to format my E: drive.
After getting advice that it may be my external drive...which was a few years old...I replaced it with another WD 3TB drive and transferred my data. I found that I still had issues. Since I was having some other issues with my PC and planned to reformat or replace, I waited until replacing my pc and plugged in my WD 3TB drive into the new PC. After about 3 days with the new PC, it started again...so I am stumped.
Anyone heard of this issue? I have searched online and haven't found definitive answers. Thanks.