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USB Ports I have no USB ports working on my other Gateway computer. Can you help me fix that please? Started having problems on Wed with a couple ports and now none are working. I cannot do anything without at least my mouse right?? Thank you for any help. Terri

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    The top mounted USB ports and data card ports do not work. The USB ports have power, but are not recognized by Win. 2007. The USB slots in the back of the computer do work.



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One way would be to download and install latest device drivers from the net. it should help.. if you are using win XP, there is likely a BIOS or Windows configuration problem. On some computers there is a configuration option in the BIOS that asks whether an IRQ should be assigned to USB. Although the option's actual wording varies among BIOS manufacturers, you must enable this option by setting it to either On or Yes (depending on your BIOS manufacturer and BIOS version). Otherwise no USB devices will work on XP. A problem with Windows XP’s USB Controller configuration can also prevent any USB devices from working. To determine whether the USB controllers are working properly, open Device Manager and expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers node. Beneath this node, you should see a USB Universal Host Controller and a USB Root Hub. Depending on your PC, there will either be a USB Universal Host Controller and a USB Root Hub listed for each of your computer’s USB ports or a USB Universal Host Controller and USB Root Hub for multiple ports

Posted on Jan 20, 2008

  • Faizan Shah Ahmad
    Faizan Shah Ahmad Dec 10, 2013

    but I`m facing this problem in windows 7 and it shows that "the usb is malfunctioned or not recognized"



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