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USB Device Not Recognized


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#1 mikey11

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Posted 10 February 2015 - 08:08 PM

im having troubles with usb devices on an xp computer,

 

computer is virus free,

 

when i would plug in a usb device it would come up with the messege "usb device not recognized"

 

this would happen with usb storage devices, a printer, and a wireless adapter, occassionally they would work but most of the time not,

 

the computer also has a usb mouse but strangely that always works,

 

i used usbdeview and removed everything in the list except the mouse, i have also gone to device manager and removed all hidden devices from the system,

 

after doing those things it got a little bit better, but now its starting to give the error again as often as before,

 

i removed the printer from the system and re-installed it and it worked, now after only one day the printer would not work and its not even listed in the system, i tried unplugging it from the system and plugging it back in, and it comes up with the same error

 

i dont know what to do next?



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 11:35 AM

Worth a read, IMO:  http://support.microsoft.com/kb/871233 .

 

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Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:12 PM

thanks, i have read that,

 

another quirk....when i install the wireless dlink adapter software it is successful and the dlink connects to the network, i can browse the internet fine, then after about 3-5 mins the web pages come up as "can not display this webpage" on all browsers, like it has lost connection,

 

but when i look at the wireless icon by the clock and hover over it, it says its still connected,

 

this has happened about 5 times in a row, i keep uninstalling it then re-installing it, same result



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Posted 11 February 2015 - 06:51 PM

A computer that is running Windows XP cannot detect a USB flash drive, an Apple iPod, or an external hard disk drive - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/925196

 

General USB Problems in Windows XP - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/310575

 

USB port may stop working after removing or inserting USB device - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817900/en-us

 

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