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No dial tone, usb fash drives dont reconize

Ran complete virus scan, also ran windows defender,Ad-aware, and registry cleaners

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  • pitman3 Jun 10, 2008

    I opened up laptop and modem wire was barely pluged on so i plugged it on securely and modem works now . Thanks

  • pitman3 Jun 10, 2008

    I still cannot get usb flash drives to work on this laptop with vista, I use them on multiple computers with xp.

  • pitman3 Jun 26, 2008

    I tried everything suggested and then I added a pcmcia cardbus adapter, usb devices work fine through this adapter. thanks for all the help


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Did you try AVG sometimes some of the orther software or i call dormit mcfee or norton doesn't seem to catch all the virus that are hidding behind your windows applications try it and get back to me lala linda

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  • Priscilla mcdaniel Jun 11, 2008

    dearest pitman i am glad you got your wireless working !usb prombelms are common with vista not reconizeing them also xp

    It is a pain process that you have to go threw to get them to work unhook them uninstall them (turn of your pc) make sure you have them completely uninstalled and then reboot computer with the usb item installed in the ports then if it doesn't reconize them you have to go to add new hardware in your control panel,insert disc and run for that item ... Now if this doesn't work it mite be the case that the item your installing is not compatable with vista ...

    then you mite try the company that you bought it from and they mite have a new download you can get for it I hope this helps lala linda


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