While I was loading some files on my Iomega portable HDD their was a power cut... Since then the PC won't recognize it.. Just got some bip sounds from the HDD which is on by the way.. But the weird thing in that is that my laptop recognize it very well.. I check with other laptops and they do but on others PCs nothing.. How can this be.. I removed the HDD and tested it on SATA on PC and it worked all fine... So where's the problem in that!!!
Not an uncommon occurrance, but difficult to pin down. First specifically identify if there is a relation to the OS on the computers that sees it OK, and the PC's that don't. For example Win-XP reads it, but Win-7 or Vista doesn't.
Also, if both the laptop and desktops can read the SATA connected directly, then it may be surge related bad component in the iomega case itself.