Posted 26 November 2006 - 09:24 AM
The title pretty well says it all, every piece of technology i own seems to be going wrong at the moment! I have a 250gb western digital drive connected via USB. Plugged it in this morning like normal and hey presto it doesnt appear in my computer, or disk management console. However, it does appear on the safely remove hardware list, and it does appear under disk drives in device manager.
Initially device manager said no drivers were installed, so i clicked update driver and it didnt find anything, but it had details of microsofts disk drive driver. So i cliked not to search and i will choose what to install, clicked the microsoft one (the only thing in the list) and after an age it eventaully installed. Now in device management it says the device is working properly. However, it clearly isnt, and it does not show up in my computer or disk management, (or partition magic 8). This is utterly bizzarre, i dont know what could have caused it and i am at a loss as to how to fix it.
I have also tried downloading some driver from the western digital website, but that just produces a folder with 4 subfolders in it, one of which is winxp, so i clicked that and it contains 3 files (none executable) so i dont know what to do with them. Im not even sure if they are the actual things i need!
Can anyone shed some light on this mysterious failure?
All help much appreciated, as always!