|Good day. My Western Digital 1140 My Book USB Device has been working well for me. I have had it for almost two years now, and it has not given me any problems since. The only thing is now, in all the time I had it, I have never really disconnected it from the pc. I always kept it attached, but it is only recently I removed it when I went away for a visit. It worked fine on my laptop, but it is only on my return that that when I tried to connect it to the PC that it stopped working. The thing is, it only shows up as “Local Disk: F”, as is the letter it always had; only it does not show up as “The Ark”, which is the name I assigned it. It takes forever to load, or at least it seems like it is; only it never really does, even after an hour. It shows up on Device Manager, but that is really as far as it goes, and there are no details provided when I click on properties for the device. Basically:|
Device only shows up as Local Disk: F
Computer attempts to load, but never does (It’s like walking on infinite stairs in Mario 64)
Shows up only on Device Manager as My Western Digital 1140 My Book USB Device
Does not show up on computer devices, not even on my Samsung Smart TV, which really frightens me.
If I try and run any process where it may need to access the external drive, that process will stop responding... until I disconnect the drive, then everything else carries on like it normally would.
I have not tested with different cable yet.
I there is a clicking sound, but that was there before, and it managed to run anyways.
It has some very important projects I have been working on recently, so I really need help, so any would be appreciated… even if it comes to suggesting a memory recovery company, reality forbids… . So if anyone has any suggestions, do suggest away, and I am terribly grateful.