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When you connect something to an USB port for the first, don't hope to much. You have to be sure the computer has the correct software to recognise the hardware and can work with it. From Windows 7 and up, for most hardware that is certified with Microsoft, you can download the drivers from Microsoft. Lots of hardware is recognised when connected and will initiate a download from Microsoft. But not all hardware will do so and not all hardware is compatible with the new operating systems.
So to make sure your hardware is compatible, check the manual and find out, what you have to do so it will work on your computer.
You can download the device drivers from Dell WEB site,the support download page. Make sure you select your model desktop or laptop,better still, type in the Service Tag number, it is printed on the label on thebottom of the laptop and on the back or sides of a desktop. (If the Service Taglabel is missing then go into the BIOS setting and on one of the BIOS pages,the Service Tag number will be displayed). This will open the page where thespecific drivers for your model computer are located. Also make sure you selectthe Windows of the drivers for your Windows operating system. Click on thislink to download the drivers: - http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/index.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen
The problem you have stated can be due to several causes. Please eject your USB drive from your computer and insert it again. If windows does not detect it, then restart your computer and try again. If the problem is still there, please check the Device Manager if the USB port is properly working and if it is possible to use the troubleshoot. The best way to check whether your USB device is properly working or not, insert it to another computer other than your's. If the problem persists, check your USB device's warranty period and simply go for the replacement and contact your retailer or service provider.
You can go to Device Manger by following the steps below:
My Computer Icon>Right Click on the Icon>Properties>Device Manager
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1> Click on start and then run or press( windows key+R) and type devmgmt.msc and then expand the item Mice and other pointing devices, right click on ps2 compatible mouse or the item for the mouse. 2> On the Power Management tab, change the power management settings.