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When you connect your new USB hard drive, the disk does not appear in Windows Explorer. Which of these Windows utilities would be the best way to identify a problem with this hardware device?

A) Device Manager

B) Windows Services

C) Task Manager

D) Performance Monitor

E) Perhaps the drive needs another coat of primer

The answer: A) Device Manager

The Windows Device Manager provides a status of every device seen by the operating system. If a problem is occurring with a piece of hardware, it will be graphically identified in the Device Manager.

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