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Windows 7: external hdd not found :(

13 Aug 2012   #1

external hdd not found :(

I have 3 USB ports. When I use one for mouse.. it works fine.. but when i plugged in my External HDD it wont recognize it.. this started just now after i got home from school (i have a feel my brother is trying to sabotage my laptop)
anyway.. im not knowledgeable in terms on computer stuff but i checked a few remedies before i got here..
i checked out my device's conditon on Device Manager and it has this yellow triangle with exclaimation mark in it.. i checked the properties and it says:

"This device is not configured correctly. (Code 1)
Access is denied.

To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver."

pls help

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13 Aug 2012   #2
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Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

What happened after you updated the driver.
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13 Aug 2012   #3
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Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709

What happens when you update the driver and reboot.
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13 Aug 2012   #4

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MS Windows 7 Professional 64-bit SP1

System Spec's would be nice too...
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