Question External Hard Drive works on all other machines but insn't recognised on my laptop

Mar 30, 2020
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I recently removed the hard drive from my old Lenovo laptop to use as an external hard drive. It initially worked on my laptop but suddenly started to only show as Local Disk (E:), and when trying to access it causes PC to freeze and file explorer to crash. Disk management will not load when EHD is attached saying "connecting to virtual disk service". Under portable devices in device manager it is either shown as E:/ or WPD FileSystem Volume Driver .

Laptop is a Lenovo V155-15API, bought in the last 6 months

The external hard drive enclosure is made by Orico

Hard drive is a 1Tb Toshiba mq01abd100

Drive letter is assigned

Tried formatting the hard drive

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling all EHD drivers and USB drivers.

Tried full reset of PC, initially detected hard drive then went back to same problem.

Any help would be appreciated.
 

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