So I have a Surface Pro 3 running Windows 10, and an external USB 3 HDD. If I plug in the HDD, a process will begin. First the drive will appear with the drive letter only, and be unreadable, but in an unusual way. Any software that attempts to interact with it will hang until it either crashes or the drive is disconnected. During this stage the drive may disconnect and reconnect multiple times. If left in for long enough, the drive will finally show up with it's name, and be readable. However it still disconnects and reconnects.
Steps I have tried:
- Disabling the power saving features for all USB devices in Device Manager
- Reinstalling all USB drivers
- Testing hard disk on my desktop computer (where it works fine).
- Powering down the drive for an extended time before trying again