For almost three months, I've been happily using my Buffalo HD-PNTU3 External Hard Drive. It's been working fine, save for the same problem I'm experiencing now when I first used it. I had fixed this problem my connecting the Ex. HDD to a regular USB port, rather than using an expansion USB hub.
So, here's the problem:
I cannot access my external hard drive whatsoever. I had been able to use it for a while, until I decided to switch ports. I safely removed the hardware and proceeded to change ports.
I cannot access my (E drive— it was previously accessible as my External Hard Drive, but now it is being temperamental with me. I had checked the Device Manager to see if it was still recognized, and it was.
Both instances show that it clearly exists and I'm not some mad fool. I have tried reconnecting it to its original port, but alas, no results were shown, only more failure. Updating the drivers didn't seem to help, and nor did uninstalling/reinstalling them help either.
If you can be of any help, please recommend some tips!
I am running Windows 8, if that's a factor. I've also tried using it on a Windows 7 computer, but the same problem persisted.