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My hard drive, I'm trying to update it and I think it'd work, because it use to flash so I'm assuming if I update the harddrive it'd work. Anyways, when I try to update it. It's under the name SM Bus Controller or I'm pretty sure it is. When I try to re install it, it says it can't find it's infomation to install It's a Digital Research 320GB external hard drive thank you:)

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Make sure the lead/s that attach to this drive have a secure seating and are not bad/faulty the light on only tells that its getting power it might not be getting enough power you might test the lead/s or
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
hope this helps

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The SM Bus Controller is not the driver for your Hard Drive actually. What Brand and model is your computer? You will need to go to that companies website and download the appropriate driver.
It will usually be labeled as "Chipset Driver" or "Chipset Support". Very likely to be "Intel Chipset Software Installation Utility", depending on what computer you have.

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