Windows 10 PC Having Problems with USB Storage

  Scrivers 16:05 09 Dec 2016
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For the last week or so my W10 PC will sometimes refuse to recognise USB storage devices, like my ext HD and USB memory sticks. Re-starting the PC will cure the problem. Has Microsoft done something naughty again with the latest update. Anyone help?

  Scrivers 21:41 09 Dec 2016

I use sleep from morning to evening, when I shut down properly. I usually have my ext HD on during the day but plug the USB drives in as & when I need them. Everything has worked faultlessly until a week or so ago. I suspect a rogue MS update. Ransomware I know to be a problem. I have another ext HD in a safe as a backup to my daily ext HD & sync once a month.

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