I got a 260 gigabyte external harddrive (SimpleTech) for my birthday. I've been using it with my computer (a custom-made machine running Windows XP Professional) to hold most of my anime. It worked fine at my old house. At my new apartment, it ALSO worked fine… up until it just stopped working. It worked fine for several weeks, though.
Now here's the thing. The external harddrive works on my roommate's (Kaku's, if you've seen his intro thread) computer, which is almost the same as my computer and also running Windows XP, albeit the Home edition.
There were no major changes I can think of to make it stop working on my computer. No new programs, no new drivers, no nothing.
Now for what I've tried. I've tried removing the external from my hardware from my Device Manager and rebooting. This led to it reinstalling it! But... after reinstalling it, it still wouldn't work. I've tried browsing the net for a driver. I've tried checking the USB cables. I've tried hooking it up to a different computer (read above.) All these simply led to me being more confused.
I don't expect any of you to be able to help me, but if by some chance somebody does have an idea of what's going on, any help would be appreciated.