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USB Ports not working correctly...

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#1 hm3buzz


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Posted 18 January 2010 - 02:01 AM

I am working on a Dell Precision 380 computer and the USB ports are not working correctly. I checked the Device manager and it stated that everything was working properly. I tried uninstalling the root controllers and hubs, letting them reinstall on restart. When I restarted, leaving a Flash drive in one of the ports, it recognised the flash drive. After I removed it and replaced it, the PC no longer recognized the drive. I am at a loss for a solution and any help would be appreciated. Thanks. System specs below....

Dell Precision 380

Windows XP Pro SP3
Pentium 4 3.20 GHz
3.5 GB RAM

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 January 2010 - 08:27 AM

Remove the flash drive...go to Device Manager and uninstall all controllers only (leave hubs alone)...reboot.

FWIW: You might pay attention to the Safely Remove Hardware functions in the future. I don't use flash drives or external drives in my USB ports, but it seems that some users have problems when they fail to heed the Safely Remove Hardware function.


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Posted 18 January 2010 - 06:12 PM

I used the safely remove hardware function and got the same result as when I didn't use it. I will try to uninstall the contollers only and see if that works. Thanks.

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