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Doesnt read external hard disk

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    Windows 8 64-bit

    Doesnt read external hard disk

    I installed windows 8 32-bit by mistake so I formatted my pc and installed 64-bit, and now when I connect my external hard disk (1 tb silicon power) it doesnt recognize it.
    And in the device manger it says:

    Other Devices:
    ?Unknown Device

    i tried checking for software updates but got nothing back
    P.S. (When I had windows 8 32-bit it used to read the external hard disk just fine)

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    Win 7 & Win 8

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