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CD/DVD drive and external harddrives via USB not acessable

I have an Acer Aspire 5100 running Vista. Just recently the DVD and two external harddrives (Trekstor) are no longer acessable. In windows explorer I can see the drives, but they have a red circle around them and when I try to double click on them I get a message saying that I have no access to the drives. Placing any DVD in the drive and then trying to play it from Media Centre results in a message saying no DVD is recognized in the drive, although I know the DVDs are ok.
I would appreciate any help. Thanks

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I once had a problem like this. It turn out that i just forgot to plug of my external drive. because of the lack of power of the device, it wasnt functioning properly. Try to see if you have two USB plugs, or one Usb plugs with a power cable.  Re check if both of the plugs are indeed connected properly.

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