I am not sure if this is hardware or software issue.
One of my USB drive is not recognizing my Western Digital external hard drive.
I have to plug the external drive cable into the other side of my laptop in the combination SATA/USB socket.
The USB drive in question works with other things like headphones.
For example--today I plugged the drive cable into the uncooperative socket. The Unlocker for the WD drive showed briefly. Since the WD external drive is password protected and Unlocked drive opens first, asks for the password, then the file drive will open. I put in the password into the Unlocker drive. The Unlocker drive disappeared but the file drive, which should appear afterward failed to appear. There was nothing in Windows Explorer on the left file tree showing the WD drive was even present, although it was plugged in.
Then I plugged the WD external drive cable into the other socket and it worked normally.
Suggestions for fixing this appreciated.
Win 7 Pro 64-bit
Dual Boot configuration with Linux on the other partition.
The internal HDD has 500 GB total split between the two OS's.
RAM - 6 GB
CPU - Intel Core i7 Q740 1.73 GHz
Let me know if anymore specs are needed.
Edited by Achaemenid, 14 October 2016 - 10:52 PM.