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USB device not recognised fix.

We have all had it, yesterday it was fine now it says it doesn't recognise ya USB device.. AARrrgg. Well there are various way to try to fix. Now providing your USB aint Kaput then this works like 99 outa a hundered. Simply Remove and reinstall all USB controllersTo remove and reinstall all USB controllers, follow these steps:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Click the Hardware tab.
  3. Click the Device Manager button.
  4. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  5. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.
  6. Restart the computer, and "Windows" will then automatically reinstall the USB controllers.
  7. Plug in the removable USB storage device, and then test to make sure that the issue is resolved.
Remember with USB devices. FIRST, install software/drivers, then insert USB device SECOND.

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I have a Kingston Data Traveler 2GB USB Flash Drive which I bought 2weeks ago. Whenever I plug it in one of my usb ports, i get a message which says "USB Device Not Recognized. One of the USB Devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it." I tried plugging in the device in other computers but still i get the same message. The OS of the computers I've tried are all Windows XP.


We have all had it, yesterday it was fine now it says it doesn't recognise ya USB device.. AARrrgg. Well there are various way to try to fix. Now providing your USB aint Kaput then this works like 99 outa a hundered.Simply Remove and reinstall all USB controllersTo remove and reinstall all USB controllers, follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, click Run, type sysdm.cpl in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Click the Hardware tab.
  3. Click the Device Manager button.
  4. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
  5. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllersnode, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.
  6. Restart the computer, and "Windows" will then automatically reinstall the USB controllers.
  7. Plug in the removable USB storage device, and then test to make sure that the issue is resolved.
Remember with USB devices. FIRST, install software/drivers, then insert USB device SECOND.

Feb 14, 2010 | Kingston (DTIU3/2GB) 2 GB USB Hard Drive

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Slow Download Speed and Computer Wont Recognise The Hardware Sometimes


I wondered wat USB version ya had? Is it Version One? or Two?, as USB1 is real slow... and MOST things these days need USB2 to function... As w work around I sometimes use is an after market internal PCI USB 2 card, that gives ya USB 2 & Firewire too if ya want..

Aug 23, 2007 | Belkin (F5D7050) 802.11a/g/b Wireless...

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