Question about PC Laptops
You have to enable your USB slots in the configuration settings menu.
Posted on Aug 29, 2008
If they wereworking before, then all of a sudden stopped, and you have not changed ANY configuration changes in the bios, or un-installed any service packs lately. first thing to do is make sure if using Windows XP, that AT LEAST Service pack 2 is installed. chances are either you have damaged one of the usb ports causing a short, and causes all the usb ports to stop functioning (seen it a few times),or windows has simply needs its USB drivers refreshed, which is very common
RIGHT click on my computer
select the HARDWARE taclick the DEVICE MANAGER button
a box will appear with a list of every component in the system, down the very bottom will be your USB ddevices, ensure none of them have a yellow exclamation mark, or question mark next to them, if so, RIGHT click on the component, click UNINSTALL, click ok to confirm, it will the dissapear, close device manager, restart the system, apon startup the system will recognise the USB controller as a new divice and automatically install drivers (they are built into windows), it should tell you once it is installed, and your USB should function.
if there are NO exclamation marks or quesion marks, do the same above procedure to remove the component, but do it for ALL COMPONENTS under the usb heading, and then restart the system, and let it auto detect and install drivers.
Posted on Nov 12, 2008
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