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Esata Hard Drive Not Recognized In Vista 64


Esata hard drive not recognized in vista 64, well it does, as long as i do a "scan for hardware changes" in device manager every time i want to use it. But if i just plug it in and turn it on it doesn't get recognized. Any ideas why?

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