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Find usb root hub in device manager, turn off power management.

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Hi, I try to plug my MP3 into one of my USB ports. Doesn't recognize it. 'Removable Disk (H:)' comes up in 'My Computer', but soon disappears.


There is a problem with your USB port
you should try getting them fixed which is a tough job, but you can try plugging your removable media into another USB port like USB ports in backside of the cabinet.
If you don't find any problem with your USB device then you must have been having problem with your Removable Media (Mp3)
If your MP3 Player is under warranty period then you can look for its repair (can be done if its out of warranty too, but it will charge you extra)
Solutions To work around the above issues, one of the below solutions could prove helpful:usb-device-not-recognized.jpg
  • Unsecure or Loose Connection
    Unplug the presently connected USB device (if any). It is quite possible that the connection is not secure and has become loose. Re-plug the USB device tightly and firmly into the USB port. This is one of the most common reasons for an error in detecting a USB device.
  • Scan for Hardware Changes in Device Manager
    Use the Device Manager to scan for new and recently installed hardware. From the Start menu, select the Run option. In the pop up box, type in Devmgmt.msc and then click Ok. From the Action menu, click Scan for hardware changes. This will make Windows scan & recognize any new devices that are installed. Now, close all opened device managers and control panels. Now, follow the above step and see if your computer detects the USB device.
  • USB Power Management
    Disable power management of the USB hub. To disable the power management on the USB hub, follow these steps; Click Start, and then click Run. Type devmgmt.msc in the popup box, and then click Ok. Expand the Universal Serial Bus Controllers' node, and then follow these steps for each USB Root Hub that is listed. 1. Right-click the USB Root Hub and then click Properties.
    2. Click the Power Management tab.
    3. Click to clear the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power check box, and then click Ok.
    Note: If you perform the following procedure on a laptop computer, you may reduce the battery life.
Sometimes, simply unplugging the USB device and turning off the computer for twenty minutes and then restarting may solve the issue. If none of the above options have solved the problem, check the manufacturer's website for new driver information. It is possible that your drivers need to be updated. There could also be a possibility of hardware failure, which needs to be checked by a hardware expert

Aug 11, 2011 | HP Pavilion Slimline s3407c Desktop,...

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Does it matter which usb port I connect a printer cable to?


No problem as to which port you plug in, but make sure the Com port/RS-232/USB Port is enabled to detect the hardware. The device won't detect the hardware if you haven't made the changes in BIOS or port enabled in device manager (system properties>hardware). Hope this solves the query.

Regards
George

Jan 14, 2011 | Compaq Presario 5000 PC Desktop

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Ctrl keys dont work, bought new key board and have same problem, have windows XP


First rule out drivers
- remove the keyboard driver and instruct windows to reinstall the driver

Next check for hardware issues
1. Plug this keyboard into another PC to see if the same problem persists
2. If the problem does occur it is the keyboard (get a new one if that is the case)
3. If the problem does occur then it is not the keyboard it is the port that u are plugging it into.

IS IT USB?
4. If it is a USB Keyboard, plug it into another USB port
5. If the problem persists on all USB ports on the system board, then the problem is the USB ports only IFF the keyboard works fine on another system in other USB ports

Is it PS/2?
If it is not a USB keyboard and it is a PS/2 board, again, and it works fine on another PC, then you have a defective PS/2 port on the system board.

Solution
Get a PCI card with USB ports and install it. Plug ur keyboard into that.

Mar 14, 2010 | Dell Dimension E310 PC Desktop

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I just installed usb 2 pci card in an old win98 pc after installing drivers from the cd.Device manager says it's working but when I plug anything into the usp port a window pops up telling me I need to...


That is a common thing with the early win 98 os and newer hardware.

You really should consider an upgrade to at least 98SE or even WINDOWS ME.

The machine will struggle with USB 2.0 and you are open to a whole lot of little glitches

Aug 20, 2009 | Belkin PC Desktops

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Usb port problem


It MUST be plugged into a usb 2.0 port NOT a usb1.x

Some usb devices only like the usb port they were first installed / used on. Try to stick to using the exact same port

You should not plug it into a usb hub

If you are using an external card reader for your phone card, make sure that it is not plugged into a hub and only use the cable that came with it, not one that fits but didn't come with it.

Also make sure your motherboard drivers are up to date and that there are no exclamation marks by any hardware in the hardware tab from system in the control panel.

If you are still having problems then there could be other issues.

Aug 20, 2009 | PC Desktops

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Sony Vaio USB ports not recognised by XP


It is common problem on most of the PC USB ports does not recognise external hardware.It is mainly due to lack power supplied by the USB Ports..You can try with Old Pentium4 maschines.IT Reads well..

Another thing dont use extension ports to plug external HDD..always use backside on board ports.\

IF it helps rate me

Jun 25, 2009 | Sony VAIO Digital Studio PCV-RX560 PC...

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Usb ports


This can only mean on thing that the USB port on your computer is not properly working, what you can do here first is to run the setup CD for your motherboard so all the software including the driver for the USB port will be reinstall, if after that still not working the USB port of the computer is already bad...

May 27, 2009 | PC Desktops

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I have an Averatec model#3150p pc notebook.It has a 3 port usb hub but only 1 port works. i.e.:When I plug a device into the 2nd or 3rd port I get error message saying the device has a problem.(unknown...


Dear Friend..

Go to Control Panel=>System => Harware=> Device Manager. Under the "Universal Serial Bus Controllers" delete all USB root hubs & controllers/ ports & then Action=> San for hardware changes That shall freshly install the USB ports on your system & shall work.

Best of Luck..

Jul 10, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Any hardware connected to the USB port cuts out after 5-10 minuets?


It is more like an inside electronic problem like;loose connections/failure in circuit board, make sure your power supply/source is earthed or earth the pc independently.Earth the pc thru a copper wire to a grounded metal object thru the screws and bolts at the back of your casing.

Apr 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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With a modem or any hardware pluged into the usb port works ok from 5 - 10 munuets, then cuts out?


Try a different USB port. If it is the only one you have and it is going bad you may need to add a USB add on card in one of you empty pci slots, if you have one.

Apr 23, 2008 | PC Desktops

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