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I plugged in an external hard drive into the USB ports and it does not show up in My Computer. I plugged an ipod into both ports and it showed up. The hard drive showed up once and then vanished. Help??

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Tried different usb ports, or check the status of the USB controllers in the Device Manager, if u have any error signs next to the device, tried to unbistall and reinstall usb drivers. when checking for error signs external Hard disc should be connected to the computer

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If this drive has 2 usb cables you need to connect both. one is for power other is for data. it may be also drive physical damage.

Posted on Sep 26, 2009

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