Windows 10: Portable HDD not recognized

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    Windows 10 64 bit
       12 Mar 2017 #1

    Portable HDD not recognized

    I have 2 WD portable HDD's that are not recognized by W10.

    I plug them into an external Tripp-Lite USB 3.0 that I added as my PC is old and only has USB 2.0

    I have never had an issue like this. I used both of these 2Tb portable HDD's for a couple years with zero problems. Since I upgraded to W10 I cannot plug either of these into the 3.0 USB port and have them recognized. I just plugged a thumb drive into the port and there was no problems.

    Even rebooting doesnt help. I get a popup in the lower right corner of my PC indicating that "the last attempt at reading a USB drive failed (or some such) if this continues you might need to replace the unit. The units work fine with other Windows machines, just not mine since I upgraded to W10

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    12 Mar 2017 #2

    Do the drives show up in disk management when connected?

    Disk Management - How to Post a Screenshot of
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