External HD is not recognised by rear panel USB ports

Hi there!

I need your help. Been having a lot of pc troubles lately. The others have already been solved, but I have a new one. My external hard drive (WD my passport) is not recognised by the back panel usb ports, but the front panel can run it. The confusing thing is the rear panel ports can recognise other peripherals that i plug onto it. The external hard drive has always been attached to the back panel, but starting today it simply won't read/run it. It's just really worrisome. can anyone offer advise on what I can possibly do. Or is there a test to know if anything is wrong with the usb ports or the external hd?

I'm on a Windows 7, if that helps.
Thanks in advance!
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  1. You should probably state your system specs.
  2. Hello,

    I am on an :

    Intel core 2 quad cpu q8400 @2.66ghz
    2gb ram
    ASUS P5qpl mobo
    Windows 7 32 bit

    is that what is needed?
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