I have a problem with my external hard drive, its a WD Elements SE 1TB and its not being recognized by Windows (running Windows 7). Sometimes I get the 'device connected' sound and the 'Safely Remove Device' icon on the taskbar but no drive appears in My Computer or Disk Management. Also, attempting a Safe Removal just hangs until I disconnect the drive.
I found this thread which regards the same hard drive model and offers different solutions that mostly require electrical engineering and that truthfully I don't completely understand, I'm a Software Engineer but I may find a friend who can help me with that part, I would just like to know which direction to take this in order to get access to my files.
Any help would be much appreciated.