I have been trying to connect my external hard drive to my laptop, but it shows the following every time: "Windows - Drive not ready The drive is not ready for use; its door may be open. Please check drive \device\harddisk\DR5 and make sure that a disk is inserted and that the drive door is closed." It started suddenly...I have no idea what to do with it. I tried the windows troubleshooting, but with no result. Can anyone please help me how to correct the problem? Please let me know if you need more information on the problem. Thanks in anticipation, Arpita.