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PC no longer shows USB connections in "my computer"


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#1 plaz

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 06:40 PM

For some reason my PC no longer shows my usb connection on "My Computer". When I plug a flash drive into it or my mp3 player it no longer seems to show up. It was fine just a week ago.

Any suggestions??

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 08:11 PM

hey Plaz,

I have seen some similar issues over the last couple weeks. Did the problem occur after the last batch of Windows XP upgrades? Does the computer recognize the drive being plugged in at all... does it make the "Hey, I found some new hardware sound?"

Curious here and partially seeking info too...

I am researching the problem and will post as soon as possible.

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:01 PM

Yeah I think it was after a XP update now that you mention it. When I plug my fashdrive into it I no longer hear that comforting "ding" noise upon connection. The flash drive does blink so I'm guessing its connected. I listen to alot of audio books and when I hook my player to the usb it shows on the mp3 player itself that it is communicating BUT my pc doesnt recognize it. Although when I download a book (net library and HIGHLY recommend it), media player does allow me to synchronize the book to the mp3 player.

Hope that helps!

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Posted 06 September 2005 - 09:15 PM

Unplug all your USB devices and go to the Device Manager and remove the USB Controllers and restart your computer and let Windows reload the drivers from the driver cache.

Device Manager:
Right Click My Computer>Properties>Hardware Tab>Device Manager>Click the + by USB Controllers>Click on each one and Remove>Restart

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 03:30 PM

When you say "remove each usb contoller" I just wanted to verify you mean to uninstall it. Just wanted to check before I screwed something up!

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Posted 07 September 2005 - 04:45 PM

When you say "remove each usb contoller" I just wanted to verify you mean to uninstall it. Just wanted to check before I screwed something up!

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Yes that is correct, then restart and Windows will reload them.

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Posted 13 September 2005 - 12:25 PM

Hi plaz,

I did find one thing. I hope this helps you as well. If you have an HP printer connected to your computer, unplug it and restart the computer with your flash drive plugged in. You can also try it with your MP3 player. There seems to be some issue with the USB ports/ the printer/ and certain memory types. In my case it was a HP workstation - HP laserjet 1320 printer / and Kingston and San Disk flash drives. As long as the printer was plugged in, the flash drive could be recognized being plugged in, but would not work. This is also not an issue with XP drive management.

Good luck,

Rigel

*also note that the printer I speak of does not have flash card slots built in*

Edited by rigelslight, 13 September 2005 - 12:26 PM.

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