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    Computer Doesn't See External USB Drives After Disconnect & Reconnect

    Just upgraded to W7 Home Premium from Vista. Vista saw the connected USB drives after disconnect & re-connect but W7 doesn't. Is there a setting I need to use to correct this? I've been using 'Computer Management' to assign drive letters in order to have the drives appear in Computer.

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    Don't know about the others here but I'd be looking for a motherboard chipset update or at least re-install the chipset you have now.

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    Anything that would occur in Vista regarding devices will happen in 7, too. Have you tried forcing for a re-scan of your devices?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ruirib View Post
    Anything that would occur in Vista regarding devices will happen in 7, too. Have you tried forcing for a re-scan of your devices?
    How does one force a re-scan?

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    1. Plug in and turn on the external USB hard drive
    2. Right mouse click on My Computer
    3. Left click on Manage
    4. Left click on Device Manager
    5. Expand the USB list
    6. Find the USB device for your USB Hard Drive (in my case it was the one that had no description)
    7. Right mouse click - Uninstall
    8. Turn off the external USB hard drive
    9. Turn on the external USB hard drive and let it find and install the driver
    10. It should work
    Taken from here.

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    Assign Drive Letter To Extenal Drive

    Whenever changing upgrading/reinstalling Windows, I assign a drive letter to my external USB backup drive (like S or Z). That may help also when disconnecting and reconnecting.

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