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USB devices not ALWAYS recognized

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Dobeluvr, Aug 27, 2019.

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  1. Dobeluvr

    Dobeluvr Thread Starter

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    Doesn't matter if I connect external hard drive or flash drives to USB hub or directly to port on PC, SOMETIMES I have to restart after devices are connected before they are recognized. Other times that doesn't work. At times they connect immediately without a restart. Any suggestions to fix this issue would be appreciated. Thank you.
     
  2. lunarlander

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    Some hardware is failing: maybe the USB port, maybe the device you are plugging in. Maybe both the external hard drive and the flash memory stick. I had that problem with a memory stick before. Then later, that stick no longer works every time, even on different machines - it is a device failure.
     
  3. Dobeluvr

    Dobeluvr Thread Starter

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    Thank you. Will be hard to determine which device. I use 4 different memory sticks and 2 different external drives & have same problem with all. Two of the memory sticks are just a few months old. The problem is with both the USB hub and the USB port on the CPU.
     
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