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usb device not recognized...xp

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by cpyou, Jan 26, 2013.

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  1. cpyou

    cpyou Thread Starter

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    Here we go again,
    my xp notebook constantly displays the "usb device not recognized" etc.
    I don't have any usb devices plugged in!
    Also, i get the pop up, up to 4 times when i open the top on the netbook.
    It's an msi U210.
    xp home
    sp3
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. Phantom010

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    Perhaps you can try USBDEview to identify and possibly delete that "USB device"?

    You'll see an history of devices that were once connected. In "green", you'll see the devices presently connected.
     
  3. cpyou

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    thanks, i'll try that.
     
  4. cpyou

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    this gives a list of the usb devices that were plugged in in the past.
    there is nothing plugged in now and i still get the pop up.
     
  5. Phantom010

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    Nothing in "green"?
     
  6. cpyou

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    ya, it shows:
    "USB2.0-CRW Generic- Multi-Card USB Device Mass Storage Yes Yes No No 20071114173400000 1/26/2013 7:42:33 PM 1/26/2013 7:45:51 PM 0bda 0158 58.88 08 06 50 7&24e8d74f&0 RSUSBSTOR RtsUStor.Sys Realtek USB Card Reader RtsUStor.sys USB Realtek 0 mA Realtek Card Reader(0158) 6.0.6000.81 USB\Vid_0bda&Pid_0158\20071114173400000 "
     
  7. Phantom010

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    Obviously, that thing isn't really connected at the moment, right?
     
  8. cpyou

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    no, its a built in card reader. i dont know why it says usb. i cant remove it...
     
  9. Phantom010

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    Can you right-click and Disconnect the device?
     
  10. cpyou

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    yes, i did that
     
  11. Phantom010

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    Still getting the error message?
     
  12. cpyou

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    still popping up
     
  13. Phantom010

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    Did you also try Disable?
     
  14. cpyou

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    i tried that too, still popping up
     
  15. Phantom010

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    I'm starting to wonder if that's the device giving you that error message. It could be one of the other ones in the list, even if it's not showing Connected. Do you have many?
     
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