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Universal serial bus controllers

Hi Ekse,

Following on from my question yesterday, if I uninstall the Universal serial bus controllers, will it affect any other part of my computer, e.g. lose files programms etc.

As you can see I am not a 'WIZ' with computers and I am afraid I will lose any of my or my daughters work.

Many thanks
Josie

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  • Josie55 Sep 04, 2008

    Hi,



    Do I have to pay everytime I have a problem?



    I registered yesterday and paid my subscription, and had an E-mail with a solution straight away. The this morning I want to ask another question before I went ahead and the window comes up agin for me to pay, is this right?



    many thanks



    Josie55

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Hey, no need to pay everytime, the usb ports will get reinstalled after the pc is restarted, you wont loose anything at all.

Posted on Sep 04, 2008

  • Ekse Sep 04, 2008

    if you want to make sure, you could copy your work into a usb stick for the duration for example. but its almost impossible for anything to go wrong during that process.

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8. Wait for 5 seconds and then restart the computer. When the computer restarts, a "Windows has detected new or added hardware" message window will open.

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1. Click start ->Run.
2. In the Run window, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotes), click OK.
3. Device Manager Window will pop out, in this screen at the bottom you will see "Universal Serial Bus Controllers"
4. Click on the(+) sign next to "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" and look for "USB Composite Device".
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6. After the the device is uninstalled, disconnect the USB cable from the back of the computer.
7. Restart the computer, after the system is booted plugin the USB cable.
8. You may need to wait for sometime for the device installation to get complete.
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