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Usb My usb wont accept a new flash drive it says there is still hardware installed waiting to be removed. There is nothing in the usb port. I, ve disabled and shut down seveal times comes back to the same, waiting for me to remove a hardware device from the drive when there is nothing to remove.

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Still not fixed I've been running the flash drive through the printer usb port on the back side of tower.

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Re: usb

Go into your device manager and see if you see any yellow question marks by any usb devices on your pc if there is make sure your online and try an update see if that works first. Also how are you shutting down? are you using the remove hardware Icon on the bottom right? You could also try the Add and Remove hardware in your control panel, Let me know if that works if not write back here.

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