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USB Port Stopped working

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by dannyg10, Apr 7, 2009.

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  1. dannyg10

    dannyg10 Thread Starter

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    I tried installing a new scanner using my front USB Port but it did not work. I unplugged it from my front USB Port and used a rear port and it worked. Now my front USB Port will not read my flash drives which I use daily for quick backups. I tried a restore by backing dating one day, three days and a week but no luck. The divice manager does not indicate a problem with any USB Controllers but I can't tell which one is Drive K which is the one that is no longer working. I tried disabling the USB Root hubs and restarting but that did not restore the USB Port. What will restore this drive? Can I do a test to see if it is ruined now? Help!:eek:
     
  2. Lucky5tar

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    This problem is a pain in the... backside.

    I had exactly the same issue, I found patience was the key - the process somewhere was getting "stuck".

    Insert a USB key and leave it in there. If you use your PC for a few hours then eventually it may detect the device and work normally from then on (worked for me).

    It could be that the USB port has completely stopped working - to test this plug in a usb keyboard and see if you can enter the BIOS.
     
  3. dannyg10

    dannyg10 Thread Starter

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    By USB key I think you mean a device such as a flash drive. I inserted a flash drive memory stick and we'll see what happens. As for a usb keyboard, I don't have one but maybe a friend will. I see later. Thanks or the reply and I'll test it.
     
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