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Windows 7: external hd trouble

08 Nov 2011   #1

windows 7 enterprise edition 32 bit
external hd trouble

am beginning with a new computer and it doesnt read nor open external filing devices, not even pen drives nor bigger external hard disks
it seems that the usb plugs dont connect
there should be some driver to install to have the computer recognize what i plug at the usb
how do i fix this?
thank you

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08 Nov 2011   #2

MS Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit SP1

Are you connecting from the rear USB ports or front USB ports? Sometimes the front ports do not work as they may not be connected to the motherboard.

Please check in BIOS and windows device manager whether USB ports and hubs are enabled.

In windows device manager (Right click on Computer - Manage - Device Manager), go to the USB Controller section and uninstall all the devices one by one and then press the button on the top for scanning the hardware changes. Windows will try to find the USB ports and will automatically install the drivers.

Connect the USB device and check. The device appears in device manager.

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