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Windows 7: Wont recognize external harddrives

19 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 32 Bit
Wont recognize external harddrives

Im running Windows 7 Premium.

I have two identical WD external usb HDDs. If I plug both of them in, the pc will only recognize the first one plugged in via usb. If I unplug both, and plug the second HDD in, it recognizes it just fine. Whichever one it recognizes, it calls Drive G I think.

How to I get Windows to recognize both at the same time???

I tried hooking both up, going to the control panel and looking for new hardware, and it still only found one external HDD.

My System SpecsSystem Spec

19 Mar 2010   #2

Windows 7 32 Bit

These HDDs are powered externally, not through usb. And they both work and are recognized by my XP machiene.
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