I got this used Thinkpad T43 to add my old hard drive, power supply and etc from my other, failing T43, and everything works great on it. For two days I have been able to connect usb devices no problem, but now it asks me to install the hardware. This is was no problem for my printer or MP3 player, but my Thinkpad external hard drive is causing me issues.
I was able to connect it yesterday but not today. Until now I wasn't asked to install it. I think the problem with this is that I need to type in a code on my external hard drive in order for the computer to recognize it. Once I type in the code on the HD and press "continue" on the installation, the HD's light flashes green, then red, then green, then stays red and fails to connect, leaving the computer looking for the hardware it was about to install.
This obviously poses a problem
Sorry if this isn't the right section to ask about this. If it's not, please have it moved to the right section so I can get my question answered? Most of my stuff is on that external hard drive..