Asus P5QC mobo won't recognize personal storage through USB
Just installed this new mobo last week. Have mouse and keyboard etc etc hooked up in the USB's in back and they work fine. But i tried to plug in a flash drive to both my front USB's then the backs and neither will read. The port is getting power because my drive lights up, but windows gives me an error saying it's unreadable. Have tried with 4 different flash drives including one out of the box. Also tried hooking up my ext HD and won't read it.
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If same usb port work with other devices then suggest to check the disk management first then device manager. If it is not listed in disk management or you are not able to access it then open device manger and check under disk drives. If it is not listed in device manger then I suggest to test the external harddisk on another PC. If that also fails then you either have a bad hard disk.
You don't need to install any drivers for it, windows should detect new hardware and install the drivers that it already has for it. If your system isn't detecting new hardware when your plugging it in, then you might have an issue with your USB ports on your motherboard. If thats the case then go ahead and try hooking up like a USB keyboard or USB mouse. If it recognizes those then you know your ports are fine.
If your ports are fine and your USB firefly drive isn't being recognized, then your USB firefly drive is bad.
Often times this happens when using a USB keyboard / Mouse.
Or when using a USB keyboard through a PS/2 Converter.
Try using a PS/2 Keyboard if available (Small Round connector with a small amount of pins, similar to a S-Video connector.)
Also. Access your BIOS settings and assure that you have Legacy USB keyboard support. Depending on your computer the BIOS / Setup Menu / Options Menu/ Etc. can be accessed by pressing the following key during boot: F1 F2 ESC DEL F12
Let us know your setup(KB and Mouse Port type), and if you have any other issues.
From the Asus website - "DDR2 1066MHz DIMMs work only on the black slots for one DIMM perchannel. Ensure to install the DDR2 1066MHz DIMMs ONLY on the BLACKslots!"
Your motherboard only has two black slots. You can install larger capacity sticks of RAM in those slots, but you can only use two. Most likely you are getting the incorrect reading because you have four installed.
You don't need a driver for a PS/2 keyboard nor a USB keyboard. The keyboard lights should lite up at post. After boot press the Caps Lock key and it will light the corresponding light on the keyboard if the controller works. If not it is the motherboard. If you are strapped for bucks get a mobo that can use the same cpu, RAM and drives. Good luck, Steve Medley