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Franco_20

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Recently when I try to open some programs I get an error saying "a device attached to the system is not functioning." What does this mean and how can I fix it? Thank you for any help.
 
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First, right-click on My Computer and click on Properties.
Click the Hardware tab and click on the Device Manager button.
Do you see any error indicators - a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark?

If so, report back which device is showing the error.
 

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I just checked, and I do not have any error indicators, but I do have a red x on "1394 Net Adapter". I don't know if that has anything to do with it, but when I click on properties the location is on "Texas Instruments OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller". It kind of seems weird to me that a net adapter would have anything to do with Texas instruments. I hope you can help. Thanks.

Also, there is somthing else that I have a problem with, that just happened right now as I was typing this. Sometimes when I am typing in a text box on firefox, for some reason it goes back one page while I'm typing, and I lose everything I was typing. It's not when I'm pressing backspace either. Any idea what that can be. Thank you.
 
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Hello again,

That indicates a disabled device. Try right-clicking on it and selecting 'Enable'.
 

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I enabled it and restarted the computer, but it didn't make a difference. Any other suggestions?
 
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