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USB not detected

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by newbee101, Aug 4, 2006.

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  1. newbee101

    newbee101 Thread Starter

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    USB not detected
    This is running windows XP with all the updates and SP2

    one day the printer stopped working and as well as other usb devices and the usb ports are no longer detected.

    I tryed to reintstall windows but it came up with a blus screen (with somthings like windows has stoped this process)
    as well i tryed to reinstall the mobo and other drivers as well as direct x what could be going on.
     
  2. qldit

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    Good Morning newbee101, that sounds like quite a situation.
    It is possible your hard drive or memory has a problem.

    Your initial loss of USB's may have been a windows driver problem but in that you have attempted a reinstall that may complicate the circumstance.
    Was there any material on the drive that was vital?

    In the mean time try obtaining this little drive scanning program, it is called HDDRegenerator it can be tried free, download and make a bootable floppy or Cd with it, and boot your machine on it.
    It has no effect on any data that may be present.
    http://www.dposoft.net/
    That is a first step to keep you occupied for a while. (it can be re-run)
    Cheers, qldit.
     
  3. newbee101

    newbee101 Thread Starter

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    what does that program do?
     
  4. qldit

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    It scans the magnetic surface of the hard drive registering areas that have lost the ability to be suitably magnetised and be re-read at an acceptable level.
    Any data on the drive is not destroyed or moved to any other physical location.
    If any bad block is detected it will attempt to recover any data from it and also try to re-juvenate the magnetic surface effect of that block.

    This is a shareware program and will only allow one block to be repaired.

    It may be rerun and may fix a second block if you might be lucky.

    The merit of the program is problem analysis without adversely affecting anything on a drive, regardless of whatever the file system or data is.

    There are some pretty good accurate information details with the program.

    You would appreciate if this program shows a clear drive with no problems that allows simple discounting that there is a problem in that area.

    qldit.
     
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