Hi i have an HP HD3000 External Hard Drive that came with my HP Media Centre PC Model M7480.
It is the type of hard drive that can slot into the Pc or be connected via USB.
I have been leaving the drive inside the computer until recently when the computer was failing to load on windows XP.
Upon remembering the hard drive was in the computer i removed tried to boot and my computer now works fine but ever since my hard drive is not recognized on my windows xp media center PC either through its internal docking station or using a USB connection.
I have tried to connect the hard drive to a differnt computer on windows 7 via USB and the computer it does not boot up. i do not get any failed to recognise hard drive notices its just dead.
the external hard drive sounds like it wants to boot up when first loaded but then fails to do so
any advice please
thank you in advance