Question about Acer Aspire 5100 Notebook
I use mostly an external usb hard-disk, a bluetooth device and a flash-disk on my usb ports. I never plug them off, because i need them everytime. And when i restart or turn on my notebook, i must re-install my usb drivers. I open my device manager and right click to the device. There is an exclamation mark on the driver. When i re-install it, works fine. What can be my problem. I used different os to solve it, but i want to use my XP Professional sp2 on my laptop.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
In order to let your sound device work again You have to follow the below instruction:
Start - Right click on My Computer - Properties
You will see many tabs, You have to Click on "Hardware"
Now, Click "Device Manager"
You are in the Device Manager and you see a full list now, go down to find "Sound, video and game controllers" - on the one that mentions the yellow mark, right click and hit uninstall.
Now that the device is uninstalled successfully, you have to click up on the right hand "Scan for Hardware Changes", it will re-install the sound device automatically. You will see on the tray bar on your right hand-down, Your software is installed and ready for use.
Restart your computer, and here we go, it works :)
Posted on Aug 08, 2009
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A USB hard drive is a portable external storage device that works just like a conventional hard drive.
The device is simply plugged into a USB port on your computer as you would connect a flash drive.
Unlike a flash drive, however, a USB hard drive can store a much larger amount of data.
If your computer will not recognize your USB hard drive, you can try troubleshooting steps to resolve the problem.
Plug one end of the USB cable into the port on your hard drive and plug the other end into the USB port of your computer. Ensure that both ends of the cable are connected securely.
Open "My Computer" (Windows XP) or "Computer" (Windows Vista/7).
The USB device should be listed as "removable disk" once it is plugged into the computer.
If it is not listed among the available drives on your computer, proceed to the next step.
Ensure that the data cable is working properly.
Try another USB cable if you have one available.
Disconnect all other USB devices from the computer as they may interfere with the operating system detecting the external hard drive.
Reboot the computer if the USB hard drive is still not recognized.
Plug the USB cable into another USB port and check to see if the device is detected.
If you are using a USB hub, remove the device and plug the external hard drive directly into a USB port.
If the computer still fails to recognize the device, the external hard drive itself may be experiencing a hardware problem.
Check the status of the hard drive in the "Device Manager" window. Under Windows XP, right click "My Computer" and select "Device Manager."
For Windows Vista and Windows 7, click the "Windows" button in the lower left corner of the screen, then type "Computer Management" in the search bar and press "Enter."
Select "Device Manager" in the "Computer Management" window. In the Device Manager window, click the "+" sign that appears beside "Disk Drives."
If the external drive is not listed, click "Other Devices" in the Device Manager window and see if an "Unknown Device" appears.
The external hard drive may have been detected but the device is not working properly.
If it is still under warranty, take the device to the computer store where it was purchased to have it repaired or replaced.
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Nov 07, 2012 | Computers & Internet
the lights flashing might be your external hrd drive trying to connect to your computer
click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable,
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems also make sure the computers Ram and Cmos battery are securely seated
if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps you
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