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Windows 7: External HDD not detected

02 Feb 2012   #1
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
External HDD not detected

This has been a problem since moving to a W7 64 bit machine.

I plug a HDD into an external USB and...nothing. Not listed in the computer "tree" when I go to administrative tools/Disk management it is not listed, and in the bottom tray there is no icon to safely eject the drive, as if it isnt even there. It is spinning though so I am afraid to unplug it lest I corrupt info on the drive.

Why is this such an ongoing problem with W7? And what can I do about it?


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02 Feb 2012   #2
rocks911

Windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 

Restarted the PC....still nothing WTF?
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02 Feb 2012   #3
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Do other USB devices work in that same port?
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