Quote: Originally Posted by mccann88
I do apologies but Im not great at the technical side of things on computers. How do you test all ports?
If you plug in a flash drive, a iPod for example, a message comes up on the PC saying it has detected new hardware.
I have another suggestion, insert the external hard drive into you PC and if necessary, connect it to power. Then type Disk Management and right click your external drive, if it says 1TB look for a hard drive with 1TB or 950GB, and select 'Make Active', then 'Select Letter Drive, and for the sake of argument, call it 'Z:/'. Does the computer now recognise the hard drive?