The usb ports in the front of my system stop working now when ever i put my device in (phone,ext. hard drive ,mp3 player) i get a message saying windows can not recognize this usb can you please help me with this
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It sounds like your problem is that you haven't hooked up your front USB ports to your motherboard. If you open up your computer case, you should notice some cables coming down from the front USB ports. Those cables need to be attached to USB headers on your motherboard. You should check out your motherboards manual to see where the pins for the USB headers are, and then hook up the cable.
My guess would be that no USB device works via the front panel, but after hooking up these cables all devices, including your external hard drive, will.
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if your computer came with a motherboard disc the drivers could be on it 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 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, sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable, 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 hope this helps
Check for spyware. They can stop some USB ports from working. Also. Under system properties and device manager. Scroll down to USB devices. Right click on them and there is an option for. Turning off the power save option.
for some reason it happens that the power comes out from usb port is not enough to trigger the External Hdd on
if you have a long usb extension or using the front usb ports also it could happens (avoide them) .
Hey, windows 98 doesn't have usb support. you will need to get a driver for you mp3 player from the mp3 makers website, if they don't have a driver for it im sorry it wont work with your computer. you can also contact them and ask for a driver but as windows 98 is no longer supported. its very likely that todays mp3 players wont work with it.
As you stated the device works in one slot but not the other , tells you there is problem with that usb port , don't use those ports , best thing to do is purchase a PCI USB card if you need more USB ports .