Question about PC Desktops

1 Answer

USB ports cant run plug and plays such as ipod & sd card readers

USBs work fine. I always use them. My printer, Keyboard, and mouse are all hooked to them. They can even download pics form a camra pretty much on its own. But when i plug in a plug and play all I get is an icon that says "safe to remove". In the icon it will even have the name of what i have pluged in. I tried to update my drivers but whan i do i lose control of my mouse and keyboard and have to shut it off the get them back. Its a Dell Optiplex Gx 280. Windows XP

Posted by on

  • 2 more comments 
  • Jessie Lamison Jan 28, 2009

    One item was a magicJack internet phone line. It was powered by the USB. I know it had the power cuz it had a blue indicator light that would come on when pluged in. another was a simple SD card reader and writer. it needed no power from the usb just the connection. and a third was an ipod and I have i tunes so thats not the problem. I also have a seemingly empty removable disk icon under my computer with my other working cd drive and such.

  • Jessie Lamison Jan 28, 2009

    Also I am not using a USB hub. The empty removable disk icon in my computer is a (F:) drive. It says it has 0MB used and 0MB space left. (a sort of goast drive no?)

  • Jessie Lamison Jan 28, 2009

    the one giving me the problem is different. the good ones say

    Intel(R) 82081FB/FBM USB Universial Hoast Controller



    the bad one says

    Intel(R) 82081FB/FBM USB2 Enhanced Host Controller

  • Mickey Hubbert
    Mickey Hubbert May 11, 2010

    "But when i plug in a plug and play all I get is an icon that says "safe to remove"." What are you trying to plug in? Is it powered by the USB port? Are you using a USB hub?



×

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 13 Answers

Make sure you have the latest chipset drivers from Dell for the GX280 - Here is the link

http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/downloads/en/downloads_splash?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~mode=popup&file=104426

If you are still having the problem, look to see if the devices you are using are all the same standard. (i.e. USB 2.0 or 1.1) Are the ones that are successful using the same standard? Are the problem ones the same?

Then look in the device manager under system properties, go to the device manager, then try and determine what the phantom device drive is. You should be able to uninstall or disable it to see if that makes a difference. If it is connected to an onboard card reader or something similar it will reinstall if uninstalled. You can also re-enable it if you find you need it.

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 28, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

I lost my plug in setup sheet that came with my computer that shows the correct locations that shows where to plug mouse keyboard and printer on my Dell Dimension e510 desktop


The Dimension e510 does not have ps2 assigned ports only usb, plug your usb mouse keyboard ect to any usb port you like, I promise it will work fine :)

Jun 01, 2011 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

I am wanting to connect a Gateway keyboard to a Dell PC but I need an adapter from female to male usb port. What adapter do I need? Will I need to download any software for this?


amm udont need an adapter, the keyboard once usb will plug right in,, if its circular,means its a ps2 port and you need ps2 to usb. No no drivers needed. Or usb to ps2 ,, depends on your needs, But all Usb are standarad stuff.

May 06, 2011 | Dell PC Desktops

1 Answer

I had to clean my computer of dust and in doing so i un hooked all the wires and dont know where most of them go


YEAH! those are always fun,

you cant put a plug where it does not belong.

for internal wires, make sure the one attached to HD is plugged into the port with "PRI" written next to it, the rest will fit where they belong. if your reconnecting front pannel wires see the manual, you can download one from the manfacture.

any specific device on the inside?

for external wires (video, sound, keyboard) they should be color coded. the keyboard will go into the round purple port (unless its USB then just plug it into a USB port). the Mouse will go into a round Green port (again same thing with the USB). the monitor will only plug into the port that it will fit into. speakers tend to favore the light green 1/8th inch barrel jack, though i have seen some use the black one. mic is almost always the purple 1/8th inch barrel jack. (1/8th inch barrel jack is the same used for a MP3 player to connect to head phones)

the easiest way to find the speaker is to play some music then play pick a hole till speakers play sound.

Jun 10, 2010 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

I just hooked up my hp wireless mulimedia keyboard and mouse, i received from. i cant grt my mouse to do right. can i use my old mouse instead of the wireless one? tyvm shine p.s. is very hard to use and...


Yes you can. If its a USB mouse, simply plug it into the port. Your operating system will now load the plug and play drivers for it and it will work

Mar 13, 2010 | HP PC Desktops

2 Answers

I am having a problem with my computer (e-machines T5082). I does not recognize any devices plugged into the USB ports. Printer, cameras, Zune, ect. They have power because my speakers draw power from a...


This sometimes happens because it appears that the USBs develop some type of memory and it fills up the USB register. Uninstalling/deleting the USB ports and rescanning for them may resolve this.
Unplug all USB devices except for you Keyboard/Mouse. If you have a spare or your mouse is already a round PS2 instead of USB, this is better.
First thing I would go to my Device Manager. (XP - Right-click My Computer / Properties / Hardware tab at top / Device Manager *** Vista - just click your start button and start typing 'Device Manager' and it should show in your list.) Scroll to the bottom of the list where you see 'Universal Serial Bus Controllers'. Start right-clicking and deleting each individual one. If you have a USB mouse, when you lose control of it, plug it into a different port. You can also unplug your keyboard at this point. Continue until finished.
If your mouse was USB, you will have to push your power button for a moment to restart your computer and redetect all USB ports. If it is PS2, use your mouse and click on the 'Scan for hardware changes' icon at the top of the Device Manager screen. Hopefully this works.

Oct 22, 2009 | E-Machines T5082 PC Desktop

2 Answers

Keyboard, mouse, front USBs,DVD recorder not working


It sound like your USB Ports is the problem. Go to the Hardware manager delete the USB Ports and then shutdown and power back up.
The system then should reinstall the USB Ports and associated drivers. If not the USB Ports were probably fried by the power outage.

Mar 30, 2009 | HP TouchSmart IQ770 PC Desktop

1 Answer

Have e machine t2824 uncertain on front panel plug locations? how can i verfy plugging?


I found a little video on this computer on cnet
It is only 20 seconds or so but I could use it to see the front and back of your machine.

if you are referring to the front panel there are two audio ports that you would normally use for headphones. There is one USB port and a few card reader sockets like SD and Compact flash.

Basically if the card you have fits in the slot (with out using force) then you are ok to use it.

As for the back panel most of the plugs are shaped differently so you can't plug them in the wrong port. All the USB ports are the same so it does not matter which one you use.

If you have the older round style ps2 keyboard and mouse connectors then they are the same shape and you will need to make sure you plug them the right way around. Mouse is often colour coded green and the keyboard purple. Otherwise you will just have to read those tiny multi lingual symbols.

In general if the plug fits you won't break anything. **** it and see.

Mar 17, 2009 | E-Machines (T2824) PC Desktop

1 Answer

USB ports no longer working


After all done,
Did you think of replacing motherboard?

Feb 17, 2008 | PC Desktops

2 Answers

HELLO


is your mouse and keyboard plugged into a PS2 connector http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Ps-2-ports.jpg
look inside of your case and see if any capacitors are buldging on your motherboard the tops of the capacitors should be level/flat if they're ok, sounds like they are going, look for brown rusty color also around tops of capacitors, might be your outputs are going. If you have your mouse and keyboard plugged into ps2 ports try a USB Mouse and keyboard, borrow one first or buy a usb laser mouse for $12 worth a try even if your ps2 ports are blown, use the usb ports for mouse/keys ;)

Jan 10, 2008 | Dell Dimension 4600 PC Desktop

Not finding what you are looking for?
PC Desktops Logo

Related Topics:

127 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top PC Desktops Experts

joecoolvette
joecoolvette

Level 3 Expert

5660 Answers

Brian Sullivan
Brian Sullivan

Level 3 Expert

27725 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18298 Answers

Are you a PC Desktop Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...