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My external hard drive don't work propertly it's a simple tech FV-U35/500 it was working good but now the computer can't detect it

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Try connecting it with another computer to make sure the drive is fine.
if its not i need to know are you using a USB HDD
if yes
try deleting USB ROOT HUB from device manager
press and hold the windows key (its between ctrl and alt on your keyboard)
while holding the windows key press pause/break key you will get system properties screen
if its XP you have to click on hardware tab and then choose devicemanager
the last option will be for USB in this list
right ckick USB ROOT HUB and click on uninstall or delete
restart your system.
then chek if its getting detected or not

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