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Usb does not recognise external hard drive

My usb ports do not recognise external hard drive Th following message is displayed
"This usb device can perform faster if you connect it to a Hi- speed USB 2.0 port"

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Your drive is being recognized. However, your computer only has USB 1.1 so you are being notified that USB 2.0 is faster. This message is FYI and will not prevent you from accessing the drive.

After you see that message you should see your external drive in "My Computer" If you don't see the drive you probably need to assign an available drive letter to drive.

Open Windows Help and Support.
Search for "drive letters" and find "assigning drive letters"
This will walk you through the process.

If this helps, please vote for my solution.

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It is being recognized.
[My Computer]
It is probably Drive E:
The USB port on your laptop is a standard 1.1 version. Your ecternal drive will operate better in a USB 2.0 (HiSpeed).
Try all your USB ports. If you have a USB mouse/keyboard, or other USB device, remove those and test the drive there, too.

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Try using all available USB ports......or install chipset driver of laptop...do reply back

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