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#1 SticksOfBacon

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:19 AM

Hello all!
I hope I can explain my problem with my usb device as best as I can (kinda confusing). I'm running Windows XP SP3 and whenever I connect My USB it shows that the device is connected but the problem is that I am not able to get into the usb folder. I try to eject the device under "safely remove hardware" it does nothing, I try to connect to another usb slot and it does nothing. If I disable the usb under device manager, the device maanger becomes unresponsive. My end result will shutdown the computer and I am forced to manually shut down due to the computer becomming unresponsive. After a reboot the USB works just fine on my computer, and the USB works fine whenever I connect to other computers. Is their something that I can do to prevent this problem? I've tried reformating the USB and updating the drivers.

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HP Compaq - dx2400 Microtower
Running - Windows XP SP3

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 11:44 AM

USB has little contacts so any dirt in there will be intermittent problems

you can clean them with compress air

Are they all doing it or just the one or two?

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#3 SticksOfBacon

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Posted 22 May 2012 - 01:10 PM

Both Front Ports are causing the same problem.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 03:03 AM

connected but the problem is that I am not able to get into the usb folder

Can you exlain what you mean here? Do other USB devices display the same behavior or just this particular flashdrive?

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 11:41 AM

connected but the problem is that I am not able to get into the usb folder

Can you exlain what you mean here? Do other USB devices display the same behavior or just this particular flashdrive?


Once the "main USB" does not connect no other USB's will connect until I reboot the computer. Both Ports just become non responsive.

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Posted 23 May 2012 - 05:21 PM

you might have a problem with a USB controller on the motherboard

Some Motherboard have a USB header located near the system pin panel (ON/OFF HDD LED and ect) that connect to the case. Depending on how many USB ports you have on your case it can have another one. Some times the cable loose and not may contact with the pinout or you have a short in the cable.

Are the back ones working.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 08:17 AM

you might have a problem with a USB controller on the motherboard

Some Motherboard have a USB header located near the system pin panel (ON/OFF HDD LED and ect) that connect to the case. Depending on how many USB ports you have on your case it can have another one. Some times the cable loose and not may contact with the pinout or you have a short in the cable.

Are the back ones working.


I haven't had any problems with the back ports, then again they are all being used for something. I wish I could just replace the usb but it's for work and they're pretty stubborn giving out new ones.

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Posted 24 May 2012 - 10:27 AM

Hi,

The easiest way in your situation is to buy a External USB 2.0. Depending on your need of USB ports you can have 4,7, 10 ports. This is only suggestion nothing more

http://www.amazon.com/Plugable-USB-Port-Power-Adapter/dp/B00483WRZ6/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1337872656&sr=8-2 this is a 10 port hub. It has external Power Supply.

I think I need to invest myself into a USB hub too

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