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External HD is not recognised by rear panel USB ports

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Last response: in Storage
June 4, 2012 11:57:22 AM

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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June 4, 2012 12:30:38 PM

You should probably state your system specs.
June 4, 2012 12:43:23 PM


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?