Question about Dell Dimension 3000 PC Desktop
I plug in usb to front panel & it does (eventually) show up in "my computer" as removable disk "f" & sometimes it does not "kick in" but a few times it does take & i try to download music and it starts to download but then stop & says cannot download as it cannot find/ identify path. crazy part is i will plug in again (i have no idea what reboot is) & if it takes i will see music folder listed when i open "f" disk up but it will not play & then locks up & then no trace of usb flash stick can be found. am i missing some sort of software setup? thank you
First try plugging it into the motherboard USB on the back of the computer. Sometimes the front panel ones act up a bit. Then make sure the drive letter (f) is not in conflict with another device. You can actually change the drive letter in computer administrator.
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click start control panel administration tools computer management device manager look through all of your devices if you see a yellow question mark?or exclamation mark ! or red x
right click to reinstall drivers or
if you can see your usb but its not working
ports(com&lpt)right click update driver
sometimes the wires inside the cable will be damaged due to bending or stretching or placing heavy equipment upon the cable
just replace the cable of the hard disk, when you plugged the external disk drive you got that windows could recognize the USB device change the cable everything should work fine again,
check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems
if this fails to fix the problem
you might have to install a usb 2 or 3 card they are cheap and easy to install you can buy these on Ebay very cheap
hope this helps
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