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Usb ports not working for xp any help? - Microsoft Windows XP Professional With Servise Pack 2 (e8503040) for PC

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  • David Shaub May 11, 2010

    It's in your computer setup, not XP.

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Right click on 'My Computer' and select 'Manage'

Once there, find the Device Manager. If there are any items listed with a ? or ! symbol, click on them and hit the 'delete' key..

Once they're all gone, point your mouse at the topmost entry and right click. When 'Scan for new hardware' appears, click that for Windows to try to reinstall all newly found hardware (hopefully this will include your USB ports and default hub).

If you're prompted to connect to Windows Update, say yes

I hope this helps!

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Help! XP stopped recognizing my external hard drive. It has worked fine for two years and then suddenly: My Laptop no longer "dings" when I plug in the external hard drive. There are no unknown...


No question is silly dear, problems are there and we are in this site to help.

Yes, you mentioned that the said device works fine with your desktop, then it is probably not the problem with your device. You have also said that your tried formatting the os. Good.

Hope your pc, laptop and the memory device are disinfected with a good, licensed and updated antivirus.

Check, if Universal Serial Bus Controllers (corresponding to the nos. of total usb port present in the machine) are present and enabled both in the device manager and the bios as well and set to Hi-Speed if it is Full-Speed.

Well, have you tried formatting the memory stick/device? Format it and see if it works.

Next, please change the usb connectivity cable using/attached to the device and see.

Another thing while connecting an external storage device like ext-hdd. The external usb storage devices that gets connected with a usb cable, in some rare cases needs to be connected as a usb-master or usb-slave [you can see many external usb drives comes with a splitted or dual usb port connector cable, this is either for connecting two usb device or to connect as master when used as a single drive], therefore use such cable to connect and use alternated ports, and see which works.

Now, if all above fails, it then might be the problem with your external drive, i guess.

Best to seek help of your system admin/vendor.

Oct 16, 2011 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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USB devices not recognised or not working properly?


Try these steps to reinitialize your usb ports on your pc

1. Unplug ALL USB devices connected to the computer. If you are using a USB mouse and keyboard, temporarily use the older type PS/2 devices if you have them, if you don't then just leave them connected.

2. Hold down the windows key and press r

3. Type devmgmt.msc into the run menu and press ok

4. Click on the + sign next to the Universal Serial Bus Controllers
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5. You might need another mouse to do this if you have a usb mouse.. I recommend you get a ps2 connector mouse which goes into the green round connector in the back of your pc.
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6. Right click and uninstall first the usb root hubs. all of them then uninstall the rest of the devices you see under Universal serial bus controllers

7. Ones you have uninstalled everything you should see the Universal serial bus controllers there at all.

8. Now go ahead and restart your pc.

9. Ones you have restarted the pc your usb ports will reinstall in a moment stand by while it installs all of them. If you get warning messages click ok or continue installation.

10. Now go ahead and plug the usb devices back in. Install software if required, all usb devices if not faulty or broken should work now. Also note the error code if you get one?

This solution doesn't fix all usb problems so if you have a yellow ! mark there and device status reports a error code. Then it might not be a problem with your usb ports.

Thank you for reading, do leave suggestions, comments, feedback below.
Ekse


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on May 04, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I'm trying to sync an apple ipod shuffle 4th generation to my windows xp pc. The famous USB device not recognized thing pops up. What do i need to do so i can use and sync my ipod.


Shutdown Windows.
Turn the computer off.
Unplug the AC power cord.
Reconnect the AC power cord.
Restart the PC.
This will eliminate many "intermittent" problems.

Now, connect some other USB device (mouse? keyboard? memory-stick?) into the USB port, to confirm that the USB port is working, at least for some USB device.

Now, connect the iPod to one of the USB ports.
If it is not recognized, connect the iPod to a different USB port.

This should work.

Jun 01, 2011 | Operating Systems

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My wired mouse on my desk top computer (windows XP) won't move. How do I fix this? I opens the mouse, cleaned it, made sure mouse. keyboard etc. was correctly plugged in, nothing has worked. Please help


It would seem that your mouse is broken. They easiest way to tell if it is your mouse that is broken is to plug that mouse into another computer. If you have another computer you should try plugging your mouse into that one to see if that works. If you don't have another computer ask a friend or family member who does to help you out. It seems most likely that you have a ball mouse using a PS/2 port, the plug pictured in green. Fortunately mice are relatively inexpensive. Even laser mice, which are more accurate, easier to use, and don't jam up with lint and dust build up. If the issue is not your mouse, it may be the port to which your mouse is plugged in. If you are using a PS/2 mouse and your port is no longer working you can get a new mouse that uses a USB port. If your current mouse is using a USB port try changing the port it is plugged into. An example of what a USB port looks like is pictured below. It is the picture of the two ports with the USB logo next to it, a dot with lines going to another dot, a triangle, and a square.mthealey716_1.jpgmthealey716_2.jpg

Dec 13, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition

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I have a Dell Inspiron B130 computer and a Dell Photo AIO printer 966. Recently I could not get my computer to print on the printer. It had worked up to this point. I uninstalled the printer driver and...


First check the "Device Manager", for any USB Driver "errors".
There are 3 USB ports for your Laptop, check all the ports.
If you are using XP on your laptop, is your service packs up to date? For USB 2.0 port to function properly you got have to update a least Service Pack 2 for Win XP.

1. Have you check your USB port? Just plug in any USB devices eg. Flash drive, external HDD... and see whether the port detect the USB devices.

2. Is the USB cable for the Printer faulty? Try a new USB cable.

Hope it helps.

Nov 11, 2010 | Dell Operating Systems

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I have win xp pro, i was using a usb harddrive,no problems, then one day i had to reload win xp. now usb drives WORK with stick drives, BUT NOT MY EXTERNAL harddrive, i cked the devise manager, looks all...


ahh let me ask this question, do you have another usb port available. well we know you do . so try this (is it a dell ?) now swap the stick to that usb and put ur external drive in the port the stick was in and the stick in the other one. reboot system it may come up loading new hardware let it do its thing . then it should work. please write back

Love yah

Mel

Sep 21, 2010 | Operating Systems

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Fz 240E vaio the third left USB port doesn't work


Most likely drivers issue, Did you reload the sony drivers after downgrading the OS to XP. Thay system only came with vista drivers but you can try and reload them from original cd or goto Sony site to download. http://esupport.sony.com/US/perl/swu-list.pl?mdl=VGNFZ240E

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Windows XP Pro USB HID problem.


First suggestion is to shut down, change ports and then, upon reboot, wait a few minutes to let XP resolve the 'new' USB devices.
Second suggestion is to download and install the manufacturers drivers and then try switching ports.
Final suggestion is to use the port that works. i.e. I went to the doctor and said "It hurts when I do this". He replied "Well, then don't do that.".
Good luck
p.s. you may want to list the model of the keyboard if you would like a more specific response.

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USB HUB, Receiver & Keyboard


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Try to update windows xp service pack, i guess usb root hub drivers is missing, when you updated windows xp they will get fixed by itself

Dec 18, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional

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External hard drve


Hello,

First I would verify that USB ports are functioning properly by plugging another device into the port and verifying that it works. If it does, then you can try restarting the computer - as sometimes the computer will detect an external drive on startup. You should also make sure that the software provided by the manufacture is correctly installed.

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