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Usb problem need help with my acer aspire 5100 anything connected by usb is getting the message device malfunctioned anyone got a clue what to do please help im desperate

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  • ddbarnes Jan 01, 2009

    thanks but which one on here is the vista usb driver

  • ddbarnes Jan 06, 2009

    thanks nothing worked though its been back to the shop they said its a problem on the motherboard and it can only be fixed by replacing this at a cost of £400 this is rediculous as i only purchased the machine 18 months ago can anyone tell me another way of sending music to my ipod as i am not replacing a £500 laptop just so usb works

  • ddbarnes Jan 06, 2009

    it is an acer aspire 5100

  • ddbarnes Jan 07, 2009

    not got a clue about the bios but i sorted it by buying a usb that slots into pcime slot and that seems to work but there is another issue i had to install a second vista on my computer as the first one crashed when trying to factory restore the laptop and would not boot up so i used my mates dell vista basic disk it all works ok but my hard drive is looking abit full would you remove the original acer vista home premium and if so how do i do that

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Start here and look over the drivers for your computer. download the usb driver and install it again. see if that helps

http://www.acerpanam.com/synapse/forms/portal20.cfm?website=AcerPanAm.com/canada&siteid=7297&areaid=17&formid=3394&LINKTEXT=Drivers%20%26%20Downloads

Robert

Posted on Jan 01, 2009

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    Roberta Smith Jan 01, 2009

    confirm your model please

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    Roberta Smith Jan 06, 2009

    there are some rumours going around the net that that motherboard has issues.. watch for recalls... i was looking over the drivers for it..i will try to get back to you on that. do you know what bios is running on that computer ?

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