External Hard Drive Problems
Hey, I have a Dell Inspiron 1505 laptop, which up until recently was working fine with all my peripheral devices. I have been using this external hard drive for some time now, although, thinking back, I did have this same problem with certain flash drives. The when everything is connected, it makes the sound like it recognizes the device, but then it does not show the drive under "My Computer" I have tried the hard drive on a friend's computer (Inspiron 1505 as well) and everything is working, so I know it is not an issue with the hard drive. I also know it is not an issue with the USB port because my mouse works in the same port, it has the sound, and the "safely remove device" icon is in the bottom right corner.
I'm stumped, and so are my friends. Any ideas?