Question about Gateway 507GR PC Desktop
I have a printer , 2 usb disk drives , and a zip attached to USB slots on a Gateway 507GR . At first they worked just fine but now, they drop off and cannot be seen. If I unplug and replug they sometimes come back and sometimes they do not. I get messages like USB device not recogonized and can't write to drive. Can you help me with this problem? Thanking you in advance for your cooperation.
Truthfully, I've found this to be true about most USB ports -- when more than two devices are installed. I'm not sure there is a real fix for the issue. It's kinda like wifi. It works and it works good, BUT it's not 100% (all the time). It's just the nature of the technology.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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if your computer came with a motherboard disk the drivers could be on it
click start control panel administrative tools computer management device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X
you will need to update/reinstall drivers
right click to reinstall drivers
if you can see your usb drive but its not working
ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts
First, please disconnect all USB devices and then perform the following steps:
Click "Start" button, type "devmgmt.msc" (without quotation marks) in the "Search" bar and press "Enter". Click "Continue" if necessary.
In Device Manager, double click to expand "Universal Serial Bus controllers", right click on the Host Controller, click "Uninstall" and click "OK".
Repeat the step 2 to uninstall all items under "Universal Serial Bus controllers".
Then, restart your computer and Windows 7 will reinstall all USB controllers automatically.
Some external storage devices work poorly or not at all when connected to a hub; try connecting the drive directly to a port on the computer.
Also check if it's detected in "Disk Management".
Here you can verify if the partition and format are correct for the Operating System.
Check the Drive's status in Device manager.
This will verify if the external drive has a drive letter designation.
Check Partition and Format.
Log in as Administrator account in windows or any other account with administrative privileges
Insert your removable disk into the USB port.
Click Start, right click on computer and select manage.
Now, click Disk Management.
Check whether drive letter for the device is present.
Check the lower window to find whether the device is detected (such as Disk 1, Disk 2, etc).
If the device is detected with a drive letter, verify that no other device is using that drive letter.
If it is, change it to unused drive letter.
if you dont have a disk with the drivers you will need to download one try one of these http://download.cnet.com/usb-mass-storage-controller/3000-18493_4-161651.html USB Mass Storage Controller Install a USB 2.0 host controller driver
hope this helps
if you dont have a disk with the drivers
you will need to download one try one of these
http://download.cnet.com/usb-mass-storage-controller/3000-18493_4-161651.html USB Mass Storage Controller
Install a USB 2.0 host controller driver
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