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I reformatted my 4600 and my USB arent working.. No troubles showing in the device manager. Computer doesnt recognize any new device when I plug into the USB. Trying to install my printer, but doesnt see it so I tried another usb device but doesnt see that either. I also tried this in all USB on machine. What to do now?

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  • gchuzi Dec 26, 2008

    I have the same issue, but I installed the network and desktop system drivers first and now the chipset driver won't install (hangs at 90%).

    What now?

    GChuzi


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When you reinstalled XP on your Dimension 4600, did you install the drivers in this order. USB is part of the chipset and the driver will need to be loaded for USB to function normally.


Chipset Utility:
http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/download.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&releaseid=R58201&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600&servicetag=&os=WW1&osl=en&deviceid=3268&devlib=0&typecnt=0&vercnt=1&catid=-1&impid=-1&formatcnt=1&libid=27&fileid=70069
Video Driver
Audio Driver
NIC Driver

All available here:

http://support.dell.com/support/downloads/driverslist.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&os=WW1&osl=en&catid=&impid=&SystemID=DIM_P4_4600

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I can't get my usb devices to work on my dell 4600 series pc. It won't reconise anything I try to plug in to the usb ports.


Try deleting your usb drivers.

Right-click My Computer
Manage
Device Manager
USB Controllers
Delete (Generic USB Hub)
Restart computer
(Windows will auto-install the drivers, on reboot)

Plug your device back in, and see i've it works.


ALSO PLEASE RATE MY SOLUTION


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Hello,
Method 1: Initiate recognition of the USB device by using Device Manager loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); To initiate recognition of the USB device by using Device Manager, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type Devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. The Device Manager window opens.
2. Click to select your computer as the location for the scan.
3. On the Action menu, click Scan for hardware changes.

Windows XP recognizes the new device.
4. Close the Device Manager window.

If this method resolves the issue, you are finished.

If this method does not resolve the issue, go to method 2.
Method 2: Disable power management of the USB hub loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); Note If you perform the following procedure, you may also reduce the battery life on a portable computer.

Use this method if method 1 does not work. To disable power management of the USB hub, follow these steps:

1. Click Start, click Run, type Devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. The Device Manager window opens.
2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
3. Right-click a USB Root Hub in the list, and then click Properties. The USB Root Hub Properties dialog box is displayed.
4. Click the Power Management tab.
5. Click to clear the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power check box, and then click OK.
6. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each USB Root Hub in the list.
7. On the Action menu, click Scan for hardware changes.

Windows XP recognizes the new device.
8. Close the Device Manager window.

If this method does not resolve the issue, go to method 3.

Click Start, click Run, type Devmgmt.msc, and then click OK. The Device Manager window opens.
Uninstall all the usb controller from USB controller
and now restart the computer.

If this method does not resolve the issue, go to method 4 .
Method 3: Restart the computer loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); To initiate recognition of the USB device, first unplug the USB device and restart the computer. Then, wait five to ten seconds before you plug the USB device into the computer or hub. Windows XP recognizes the new device.

Hope this helps.

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1.have you use other usb device also same ?????? try plug in rear port usb also same????

2.try to use you original dell cd to preloaded OS. to see usb can recognizing.if still can't may be you usb port faulty need to change motherborad

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This dell 4600i does not recognize anything i plug into it


First you need to check that you have usb activated in bios.....mostly its F10 at start up or DEL key to enter bios verify that it has been activated

go to device manager and check if it has any ? ! on any of the usb devices

keep me posted

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Open my computer Reight click Properties Hardware tab Device manager And tell me what it says for your sound card. I have a feeling the drivers arent installed

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I plugged my Memorex TravelDrive into my computer. It has always worked perfectly. This time I got the message that the USB device was not recognized and I can't get into my files.


THE FOLLOWING IS COURTESY OF MICROSOFT Help and Support

When you plug a USB device into a Windows XP-based computer immediately after the computer comes out of standby (S3) or hibernate (S4), the computer may not recognize the USB device. When this issue occurs, the USB device may be listed in Device Manager as an unknown device, and you may receive the following warning message:
Unrecognized device has been found.

This issue occurs because, when the computer comes out of S3 or S4, there is a five- to ten-second period when the selective suspend feature of the USB driver will interfere with detection of a new USB device connection. The time period depends on several factors. This includes the following factors:• Host controller hardware
• Attached hubs
• Attached devices
• USB driver versions
• Support for USB 2.0
• Additional system hardware or configurations that may change the timing
There may be other reasons that a USB device is not detected

Method 1
loadTOCNode(2, 'workaround'); After the computer comes out of S3 or S4, wait five to ten seconds before you plug the USB device into the computer or hub.

Method 2
After the computer comes out of S3 or S4, unplug the USB device, and then plug the device back into the computer or hub.

Method 3
Use the Device Manager to scan for new hardware. Follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type Devmgmt.msc, and then click OK..
2. On the Action menu, click Scan for hardware changes. This causes Windows to recognize new devices.
3. Close Device Manager and Control Panel.

Method 4
Disable power management of the USB hub.
Note If you perform the following procedure, you may also reduce the battery life on a portable computer.
To disable power management on the USB hub, follow these steps: 1. Click Start, click Run, type devmgmt.msc, and then click OK.
2. Expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then follow these steps for each USB Root Hub that is listed: a. Right-click the USB Root Hub, and then click Properties.
b. Click the Power Management tab.
c. Click to clear the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power check box, and then click OK.

SIMILAR PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS loadTOCNode(1, 'moreinformation'); For more information about advanced troubleshooting tips for general USB problems, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 310575 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310575/) Advanced troubleshooting tips for general USB problems in Windows XP For more information about how to troubleshoot unknown devices in Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 314464 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314464/) How to troubleshoot unknown devices that are listed in Device Manager in Windows XP







Try restarting the computer with the device in. Sometimes if you clear the memory that might help (stating the machine without memory then put it back and start it again).

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