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USB ports have stopped working

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Sportsmomma, Feb 7, 2008.

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  1. Sportsmomma

    Sportsmomma Thread Starter

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    This morning ALL of my USB ports stopped working. If I plug something into them I get an error message saying "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has fmalfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it." I have gone into device manager and now exclaimation points or anything. When nothing is plugged in the Root hubs show working correctly. When I plug something in and check it I see Unknown Device- then click properties and get "No drivers are installed for this device"

    Why would my drivers disappear. I have tried my wireless mouse, my printer and my iPod. nothings works. I did a system restore, that didn't help.

    Hope someone can help!

    My computer is a laptop- Acer Aspire 9300 Using Windows XP
     
  2. Sportsmomma

    Sportsmomma Thread Starter

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    Well, for now the problem is solved- I shut the computer down, UNPLUGGED it, waited about 10 seconds then plugged it back in and rebooted! Works perfectly now!!

    Hope this helps someone else!! I just spend 4 hours trying to figure it out!!
     
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