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Flash drive & external hd conflicts

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  • Flash Media
  • Flash Drive
  • External Hard Drive
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April 10, 2010 6:43:03 AM

I have a Dell Dimension that is about 4 years old. I have two (1) 500 G external hard drives that are synchronized for backup. I purchased a multi-card reader for my pc tonight and when I plug it in while starting the pc, the external drives do not come up-they are absolutely "gone", not being read. The card reader come up fine. When I boot he system up without the card reader plugged in and then plug it in, I get a USB Device Not Recognized error.
Is there anything that can be done to get around this? The external drives are assigned so when I boot up and they are "missing" no other drives take their letters.

Thanks, any advice is appreciated!

gannman

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April 14, 2010 4:29:34 AM

Just as a clarification, everything's plugged in via USB?
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April 14, 2010 12:48:28 PM

Everything is plugged via USB, yes. I have four ports in back and 2 in front.
Everything is plugged in from the back. I did try and plug in from the front and got the same results.

Thanks,
gannman

r_manic said:
Just as a clarification, everything's plugged in via USB?

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April 21, 2010 1:22:20 AM

Everything is plugged in via USb, correct.
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