External HDD keeps disconnecting and shows up as a local disk. HELP!
Hello! I have 2 external hard drives, ADATA SH14 which is pretty old and Lacie which I bought just recently. Both of them were working perfectly but something happened. Now when I connect one of these, they are just disconnecting and connecting every second and showing up in my computer as a local disk with question mark. The interesting part is that if I connect hard drive half way in, then hard drives software starts installing and it works perfectly, after that I can plug it in fully. So I assume that's some kind of problem with a laptop. I tried doing PC reset without deleting my personal files but it didn't help. Tried formatting one of these hard drives - didn't help. Tried to plug a hard drive into different laptop - it worked. Should I try reinstalling Windows completely or it's some kind of hardware problem? Thanks for the help!