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usb port problems

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by ILLROC, Nov 8, 2011.

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  1. ILLROC

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    Hello...
    just need some help with my usb port. Im trying to put pics from my phone using a usb data link cable and itz keeps telling me usb device not recognized. I did the unplug the power cord from my tower no luck... I did the msconfig on the start run no luck... i dont knoe if my usb port is fried or is it sumthing else...Plz help... Thank you
     
  2. VictoriaiiCe

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    Can you go to start > Control Panel > click on "System Info" choose the tab called "Hardware" and select Device manager. Tell me if you see a yellow triangle ! or a Question mark anywhere. And can you tell me the exact Make, Model and which version of windows you're using?
     
  3. ILLROC

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    Hello Victoria...
    I did what you told me to do and there is no yellow triangle and or question mark... I have an emachines t3882 and im running windows xp... I just upgrated to 1gb of memory yesterday but I had the problem prior to upgrading... the usb ports in the back are not working as well
     
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    i didnt see an auto play... i seen a plug and play and that was started
     
  5. VictoriaiiCe

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    I would suggest attempting to remove the USB (uninstall) from Device Manager in SAFEMODE as Administrator. Reboot and let Windows find and reinstall the drivers.
     
  6. ILLROC

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    now how would i go about doing that? and AC97 sound what is that and the download?
     
  7. VictoriaiiCe

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    When you restart your pc hit F8 before windows loads log in SAFEMODE and follow the instructions to get to device manager from the previous post. Right click and uninstall the current USB drivers and then reboot. Windows should find the hardware and reinstall the USB drives.
     
  8. ILLROC

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    so i would go to system hardware device manager... double click universal serial bus controllers and uninstall all ten thats in the universal serial bus controllers file in safe mode... am i correct?
     
  9. VictoriaiiCe

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    You have 10 usb ports listed?
     
  10. ILLROC

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    yes thats what i counted. sry if i keep asking question i just wanna make sure i dont mess up the computer.
     
  11. ILLROC

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    theres 4 universal host controllers... 1 universal enhanced host controller... and 5 usb root hubs
     
  12. VictoriaiiCe

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    No that's fine. How many USB ports do you have on your tower?
     
  13. ILLROC

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    looks like 5... 4 in the back and one in the front
     
  14. VictoriaiiCe

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    I'm looking into your model e-machine and even uninstalling the usb hub drivers and reinstalling might not even work- It could be a Power Supply issue http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic62782.html I'm still digging and other advisers will see this post open as well if I'm not back with a response right away.

    When was the last time you're usb ports worked (assuming you've tried them all) and are you sure its not the flash drive?
     
  15. ILLROC

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    i tried all 5 of them...same thing... probably the last time it worked like 3 months ago but i didnt bother to check it after that...oh and im sry theres 6 usb ports 2 in the front and 4 in the back...
     
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