When I plug it in the light inside it flashes a bit and the Windows makes a ding-dong noise to show it's been plugged in. In Windows Explorer it shows up as a removable drive and has a drive letter. The light inside the drive then flashes on and off repeatedly.
Clicking on the drive in Windows Explorer shows an empty drive. Right-clicking and trying to create a new folder causes an error to appear: "Unable to create the folder 'New Folder' The system cannot find the file specified".
If I try to run a Chkdsk on it then nothing happens (Chkdsk just does nothing and fails silently).
If I try to right-click on the drive and select Format then nothing happens, I don't even get the format dialog box.
If I drop to a command prompt and do a DIR E: then I get "The system cannot find the file specified"
The drive shows up ok in Device Manager.
The drive doesn't contain anything that I need to recover, but I'd just like to get it working again if possible.
Can anyone suggest any programs that might be able to test the drive or reformat it?