I recently had a problem with a WD drive, now sorted (thanks, Woodchip), but I now have problems with another, identical one.
Initially, with the drive plugged in, the desktop would stall before Windows loaded, but a soft boot seemed to work. Now, though, it won't. The light on the external drive flashes continuously. I tried unplugging it, booting up and then plugging it back in again, but no joy. I couldn't get into Device Manager to check and I couldn't switch off in the normal way, but had to use the power button.
Bearing in mind the problems with both drives, surely I can't be doing something wrong with them can I? They used to be fine and nothing has changed,