Usb external disk not recognized by windows

Western digital / Western digital wdmeb3200...
May 5, 2009 at 04:17:30
Specs: Windows XP Pro SP3
I bought an external hard disk (WESTERN DIGITAL WDMEB3200TE PASSPORT ESSENTIAL 320GB). I connected the disk to a usb port but my system is not able to recognize the disk (WinXP Pro SP3). The disk shows up for a second in Windows Explorer and in Disk Management but it disappears instantly.
Other devices (usb memory stick, mobile phone, camera) work fine at this usb port. I even bought a USB 2.0 PCI Card but the problem remains. I tested the disk on a laptop and another desktop pc (WinXP) and it works fine.

What can I fix so that the disk can be recognized by my system?


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May 5, 2009 at 06:21:16
I'd exchange it for another brand. I don't think it's a Windows problem. I ran into the same problem once. I called the tech support. They told me to return it since it wasn't showing in disk management.

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