You talk about some port snapping off and then an adapter.
You have an usb cable attached to the pc.
The other end of the cable attaches to something.
Post a link about this something.
Just looking around other forums here, I think I might've partially come up with some sort of solution, which is basically, all is lost. But before I throw in the towel, confirmation from people that know a heck of lot more about these things would be nice to have. So here we go, first off, the hard drive in question is one of those dreaded Seagates. Before I posted, I think one of the top 5 posts that I skimmed over, put the fact out there that this particular brand is indeed questionable. Also, later last year, the port for the USB cable on the SATA board snapped off. So rather than do the smart thing and actually search for a suitable replacement or maybe have that piece soldered back on, I chucked it out, ordered a USB to SATA adapter and everything seemed to be going okay, until now. A couple of days ago, something happened and now its not listed in File Explorer. Whenever I go into the 'Devices and Printers' tab on the Control Panel, I can see it, but the status on it says, driver error and needs troubleshooting. Troubleshot and it came up snake eyes. So, any takers?