When I plug in my flash drive the light does not flash on it and I can not find it on my drives. I have uninstalled and reinstalled the USB ports many times and even downloaded repair software from the web. Nothing seems to help. Is this a motherboard problem or is there a way to test this?
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Re: Can't find USB ports
If you have another flash drive or something else like a mouse that plug in USB try that. If these work then the flash drive you are trying to use has gone bad. If they don't then the computer has an issue. or Take the flash drive you are trying to use and plug it in to another computer. If it reads on that computer then your laptop has an issue. If not its the flash drive.
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insert flash drive into USB port...click on my computer and it'll show you the drives that are running and the flash drive you have plugged in right click to open drop down click open to access contents.. hope it helps :-)
Solutionto determinethe cause ofdamage: 1.Ifyouhave a USB mouse, use themouse tocheck thedamage tothe USBport.Example:connect themouseto theUSB 1,USB 2,USB3 orUSB4.IfeveryUSB port,mouseis detected, the conclusionnormal USBport 2.To check yourcomputer's drivers, right-clickMy Computer-Properties- Hardware-DeviceManager
3.Ifpoints1 and 2 arenormal,the possibility offlashdrivedamaged. Because thenewflashdrive,flashdriveis most likelynormal.Based on experience,causedamage tothe flashdrive is aUSBport isdirty.The USB portis dirty,cancauseshort-circuitflash drive.The characteristics ofshort-circuitflashdrive.Wheninsertedintoa USBflash drive(about 5seconds),the temperature ofthe flash drivebecomeextremelyhot.Ifthere are problemslikethis,immediatelyunplug theflashdrive,topreventpermanent damage.
These are the minimum system requirements of the flash drive you bought.
• Computer with a USB port
• Latest version of Windows XP, Windows Vista®
, Windows 7
OS X 10.4, 10.5, 10.6
• Minimum free disk space: 600MB recommended
Any way back to the question, there is a protective plastic clip for the gold contacts have you tried removing it before using, it might be the reason you cant stick it to any USB port. Any way don't lost the cap so it can lessen dirt on the gold contacts.
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Just plug your USB flash drive into the USB port of your computer or other USB-equipped device and drag the files you want to take with you into the folder that appears on your screen. Your files are instantly transferred to your USB flash drive. To transfer the items on your USB flash drive onto another computer, simply plug your USB flash drive into the computer that you want the files transferred to, open the folder that appears on your screen, and drag the desired files onto the computer's desktop.
1.) Insert Flash Drive into the USB Port of your computer.
-Where is my USB port? It is usually found in newer model computers in a hidden compartment on the front of the hard drive and in the back of the hard drive on older computers. The port for laptops is found on the side or back of the computer.
2.) Wait for the hardware to automatically install on your computer.
After the hardware is installed, it is ready to use!
3.) In most cases, an Options Window will automatically open. Select "Open folder to view files" Click "OK."
This error message comes up when you plugged in your USB Flash drive into a lower version of a USB port. Try using another port in your machine, ports that are USB 2.0 compatible and you shouldn't see this error again.
By the way, there are old motherboards which does not have ports for USB 2.0. You might want to check your motherboard user guide and see which ports runs at 2.0. If there is none, I'm afraid that the only way around it is to upgrade into a better motherboard.
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im not sute what you mean you cant find where to plug your flash drive into just plug it into a USB port or maybe your computer does not have a usb port click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark? right click to reinstall drivers or if you can see your usb but its not working ports(com&lpt)right click update driver or scroll to disk drives if you can see your drive + to expand right click you should see options to update driver,disable,uninstall scan for hardware changes. or select properties you should see options in the general tab to troubleshoot,policies,volumes,driver and details under the driver tab you will have the options to check the driver details,update driver,rollback driver or uninstall hope this helps
After reading the description, I think you need to try updating BIOS and latest device drivers for USB. Because USB are getting power on that means there would not be any fault to from the motherboard.
So please try updating latest BIOS for your notebook.
If you can provide me the product no for your notebook and the operating system which you are using currently then I can find the one for you.
Otherwise you can also do the same.
Type in the product no. on www.hp.com. Then go to software and driver download page, select the proper OS and search in BIOS ROM pack available for your notebook.
First check your usb port of computer and usb csable are working fine. Then go to my computer proeprty then hardware then device manager then uninstall all usb drivers then restart the computer then check