I have a wireless mouse and a few other devices that all say thay have malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it. I have check and rechecked the drivers which seem to be up to date, but when I have something pluged in, (no drivers found for this device). What's the fix
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Re: USB drvices not recognized
The first thing to check is Hardware Device Manager, see if the USB port itself is functioning. If it has a yellow exclamation pointed symbol, that means something is afoul there. Also, check that the USB port(s) are enabled in BIOS.
Do your USB devices function on other known good machines?
Perhaps a fresh install of Windows would fix the issues.
A physical hardware failure (motherboard) could happen.
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Often when this happens, the drive was removed without "Safely Remove Hardware" . Try different computers (Operating Systems) and when recognized, Use the "Safely Remove Hardware" key. Then try it on your laptop.
1]Go to control pannel
2]Go to System and Security
3]Go to Device Manager
4]Click Universal Serial Bus Controllers
5]Right click the USB
then Reboot computer while pendrive is inserted in USB
Then connect to the internet. When you connect to the internet if the said USB is empty
(i.e. no device is inserted in it) they install the device
eventhough the device is not present, causing the said error.
Does that message pop up when you plug it into every available USB port? Are your batteries charged? Is the mouse recognized on another computer?
This could mean that your USB port is dead or dying (unlikely) or that your mouse adapter is fried.
Try it on another computer, if you get the same message, it's off to the store for you!
Try going to the control panel, system, hardware, device manager. Find your USB devices in the tree. Right click on them all, and uninstall all of them. Reboot your computer and you may be able to install your USB devices from scratch.
If this dies not work, post your computer type and what system you are running: XP? VISTA? [WIN95? :-) ]
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