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Trying to install printer but usb ports are not being recognized. How can i fix this?

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  • go to device manager and check that the Universal Serial Bus controllers are in the list,
  • if they are, right click on it and select scan for hardware changes,
  • this will get windows to check that the drivers are installed .
  • use the USB ports on the back of the pc
  • also check the ports with other usb peripherals such as memory stick, mouse, etc,
  • if the USB's still no good
  • go to start Button then to run and type in the box "cmd"(no quotation marks)
  • when a box opens with a black background type in "sfc/scannow" have your windows cd ready in case it needs it ,
this will check all the windows system files are present and correct if they are not ,it will install them off the system disc (windows cd).

good luck
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Go to control panel/system/hardware/device manager

look for the Usb ports at bottom. any of them that are marked with question mark, will need to be uninstalled, then scan for hardware changes(actions)

that should do the trick.

otherwise, you may need new drivers..see here possibly, depending on what printer you have.

Posted on Apr 01, 2008

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