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usb 3.o ports suddenly not working

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    usb 3.o ports suddenly not working


    I dont know why but my external hard drive isnt showing up when connected.. Windows makes the connection noise when I plug it in but it dont show up in disk management, device manager or anywhere else... If I plug it into a regular usb port it works fine... And its a usb 3.0 capable drive it worked before....any thoughts guys?" I tried the new hardware wizard in device manager and didnt see anything... drivers all look fine....

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    Quote Originally Posted by vafangool View Post
    I dont know why but my external hard drive isnt showing up when connected.. Windows makes the connection noise when I plug it in but it dont show up in disk management, device manager or anywhere else... If I plug it into a regular usb port it works fine... And its a usb 3.0 capable drive it worked before....any thoughts guys?" I tried the new hardware wizard in device manager and didnt see anything... drivers all look fine....
    I would go to Device manager and determine which USB 3.0 driver you have installed? Win 8 has a native USB 3.0 driver, if your on win 7 download the latest driver from the vendor. Then Uninstall the USB 3.0 Host driver. Reboot and install the latest driver you downloaded or If Win 8 the driver should auto install to the default.
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    yea that worked....i had tried it before with the wrong usb 3.0 driver.....thanks for your help
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    Quote Originally Posted by vafangool View Post
    yea that worked....i had tried it before with the wrong usb 3.0 driver.....thanks for your help
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    Yea the earlier USB 3.0 Drivers were a little flaky and got corrupted every now and them, seems like the latest with Win 8 and Intel for my NB are a lot more stable.
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    yea I looked to fast and accidentally uninstalled the wrong driver, it just seems its one thing after another with this windows 8.1
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usb 3.o ports suddenly not working
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