I was toying around with Group Policy on my local Win 7 machine, mainly to verify how the "Device Installation Restrictions" would affect the rest of the machines should we choose to enable it. Anyway, I configured it and when I attempted to connect an external hard drive, it worked correct and shot up a message saying a policy would not allow the drive to be connected. Tested in on some thumb drives and the same result. I then disabled the policy (not configured) and restarted the computer. I was able to connect other USB drives and hard drives, but I can no longer connect the external drive and thumb drive that I used to test the group policy with. When I plug either in, nothing happens. It's almost like Windows remembers not allowing those two particular devices and just won't do anything now. All my other external devices will connect no problem. Any ideas? Thanks.