I have tried to re-use a Western Digital 500GB My Book drive on my new HP laptop, that was previously used on a Windows XP machine.
The HDD shows up in the device manager as a USB mass storage device, yet it does not show up in My Computer. It occasionally shows up in disk management named as "Disk 1", when I try to initialize it (by the way I have no idea what that means :S help with that too?) an error message appears "Virtual Disk Manager: Incorrect Function".
This whole ordeal is really aggravating me and any help in solving this issue would be greatly appreciated. I have nearly 300 gigs of music and movies on this drive, and to lose it would be an enormous loss.
Also I haven't used the drive in over 6 months, not sure if that has any relevance.
Thanks in advance for any advice anyone can give.