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USB HD not recognized anymore

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Hi everyone!

I have a system running XP and a 250GB Memorex Traveldrive which used to work nicely together.
Now, all of a sudden, the USB HD isn't recognized anymore, my pc doesn't even make the hey-there's-some-usb-device-connected-sound.

Other USB devices (mouse, keyboard, PDA and even an USB memory stick) are still detected.

I've tried:
- rebooting
- leaving the pc turned off for some time
- checking the diskmanagement (the drive doesn't even show up)
- having the pc check for new hardware (nothing found)
- using another USB cable
- trying other UBS ports
- connecting the USB HD to another pc (it shows up like it should)
- possibly some other things that I might have forgotten to mention

I also had this problem a while back with my integrated card reader. All of a sudden it wouldn't recognize SD cards. Somehow I got it back to work again (I even opened up the PC and pushed all the wiring and plugs), but I'm not sure what made it work again.
I don't even know if this is even related to the USB HD problem, but I thought I should mention it.

I hope somehow can help me out here!
Thanks in advance!
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Some additional information:
When I click on Remove hardware safely (the icon in the taskbar with the little green arrow on it) I get a list with:
- USB for mass storage (which consists of my card reader slots (4x))
- My WLAN card
So apparently they're connected to USB on the main-board as well.

I'm not sure if that matters, but I thought I'd mention it...
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