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Old 06. Nov 2018, 01:43 AM   #4 (permalink)
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If you mean an external HDD then try connecting it when your computer is shutdown and see if that fixes the problem.

External HDDS function somewhat differently to a USB flash drive or memory stick. For a start they are installed under different categories in Device Manager:
  1. Portable Devices > devicename
  2. Universal Serial Bus controllers > USB Mass Storage Device
Portable devices can connect through MTP (Media Transfer Protocol) whereas Mass Storage Devices cannot.

There's other more technical differences too.
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