External USB Hard Drivres and Flash drives not working

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August 30, 2012 at 21:53:01
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, Dual core 3.02 AMD
WIndows 7 Ultimate 64 bit, does not recognize external USB Mass Storage, External power supply, gigaware HDD case w/ 500gb Caviar Western digital IDE HDD. Win 7 doesn't see flash drives either. I get a code 32 (another driver MAY be assigned to device) and code 28 (unknown device) I have tried everything posted in Microsoft answers..nothing works. This External HDD worked perfect in Win XP....I am so aggravated with Win 7 ..It was not cheap either, but the limited use has really gotten under my skin...I have wasted soooo much time on this issue, I am thinking of dumping Win 7 and go back to XP and stay antiquated. My Machine is decent, I need to upgrade my memory, (only 2 gig on the 800mhz bus) Gigabyte case, Fatal1ty 550W PS, ASRock A790GXH/128M - Mboard w/AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 6400+, 3193 Mhz, 2 cores, 2 logical processors, X16 PCI Express NVidia Geforce GTX 280 dual X16 express slots, Surround Display capable, I use a Samsung 26" LCD TV for my Monitor (works great), I am using the onboard VIA HD Audio, I have a WD 250 SATA II HDD (primary), Maxtor 160 SATA II HDD, Seagate 125 IDE HDD, and Seagate 160 IDE HDD, plus an ASUS DVDRW w/ light-scribe. Win & Ultimate is updated with all of the latest Service packs and drivers.
I do not know what is keeping my External HDD;s from being able to use them, they do not show as Mass Storage, only in Printers and devices - unknown!
Any Ideas?????

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August 31, 2012 at 00:54:37
Use a rear usb port.
How to Get More Power to Front USB Ports

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August 31, 2012 at 07:28:41
Hello everyone,
I find that sometimes Windows 7 gets confused about drive letter assigning (64-bit anyways). Try the following:
Plug in one of your external storage devices.
Right click on your computer Icon and select "manage". Then a new window will pop up.
On the left hand of the Computer management window click on "Disk Management."

Can you see your external drive there? If so you can right-click on it and select "Change drive letter and paths" And manually set the drive letter. Be careful not to assign it a letter that is already in use.
Let us know how this goes.

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