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floppy and USB not recognized????

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by MarkK79, Apr 27, 2004.

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  1. MarkK79

    MarkK79 Thread Starter

    Apr 27, 2004
    Here is my problem. About 4 days ago, I noticed that my IPAQ PDA was no longer syncing when i put it into its USB cradle. I checked all the connections and everything was plugged in correctly. I ran the Synchronization Software and it could not detect my device. All of my USB ports are working. When I unplugged the USB cable from the back of the computer and then plugged it back in, I got the little two note tone that sounds when plugging something in but I did not get any message from the hardware wizard. I tried to sync again and my device remained undetected.

    Yesterday, I realized my computer is not recognizing my floppy drive. When I go into the My Computer screen, there is no option to access my A:/ drive. My c:/ hard drive and D:/ CDROM drive are there but not my A:. I put a disk into my floppy and tried to access it through "RUN" and it still could not be accessed. I ran the device manager and it is listed there and when i check on properties, it said it was enabled and working fine. I uninstalled and then re-installed the drivers and that did not work - I still did not get any message from the hardware wizard.

    I don't understand - device manager say my USB and flop[py are fine but I cannot access either of them.

    I did not install any new hardware recently.

    I have a P4 2.66, Windows XP, 1.0 gig Ram, hard drive, cdrom, floppy, custom built computer. It has been running fine for a year until now.

    Any guidance would be much appreciated.
  2. rosh325


    Jan 30, 2003
    Does the floppy appear in Bios? Open that baby up and check your IDE cables..they have a tendency to come loose


    Apr 24, 2004
    Do a system restore.
    Start / All Programs / Accessories / System Tools / System Restore.
    Restore it to a date when your computer was functioning fine.
    That is the quickest way to solve your problem.
    A .sys, kernel, or registry entry may have been altered by something and this should fix it.
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