My external hard drive was fine up to today. I plugged it in this morning and it has not been recognized. The usb port is working and the hard drive does switch on because the light is comes on and it make a noise, it just doesn't show up.
How do I run chkdsk when the drive letter for the external drive doesn't show up. It usually come up as F drive but since today it doesn't come up at all. I have been to disc management but the only drive there are c drive and recovery drive.
Fruit Bat, I tried your cure and it worked and all is well. When I was out this morning and no cure was in sight, I thought it must be the external hard drive it self: so I bought another one. I tried your cure before I unwrapped it and I'm glad I did because I will now be able to get my £45 refund: a big thanks to you for saving me some money and all of you who tried to help.