The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.
So I purchased a gaming PC a few months back, and I didnt use the same hard drive as my old one, and I just bought a new hard drive. Recently, I wanted to retrieve some games and data I had on my old PC by plugging in my old HDD into an External HDD Slot which allows me to access it through the use of a USB Port and blah blah blah.
Basically, I took out my old HDD, plugged it into my HDD Slot, and hooked it up to my new PC, and attempted to access it. After a few minutes, I got a message along the lines of "Drive could not be accessed...Parameter is incorrect". Then, no matter what I did, I could not even view the external drive (F:) I reinstalled drivers for the device, swapped USB Ports, and used a different old HDD, which I could actually read and use. The thing that makes me interested is that the physical device itself vibrates, and so does the HDD.
This leads me to believe that while the external HDD is still working, my PC does not want to detect it anymore or at least let me see it, because it believes that its useless to because I cant access it (Like when it said the Drive couldnt be accessed because of an incorrect Parameter)