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#1 poorman

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 10:00 AM

Hi Folks, I can not get my computer to read either a mem key or a mp3 player. I have tried things like reloading the drivers and different things without any success. I wold be grateful for any ideas. Cheers

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#2 Albert Frankenstein

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Posted 15 July 2006 - 03:13 PM

Hi poorman, and welcome to BC! :thumbsup:

Are you getting the same results wether you use the rear USB ports as well as the front? Try all of them to see if any will work, then reboot and try again.

Another test would be to remove all USB devices, such as printers, reboot and try plugging in your thumbdrive and see if it works now.

What type of computer is this? A Dell by chance? Dells have a history of problems with the USB ports.

Look at the device manager and see if there are any question marks or exclamation marks next to the USB ports on the list:

Start > right click on My Computer > Manage > Device Manager

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#3 poorman

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Posted 16 July 2006 - 03:22 AM

Thanks heaps, tried all that with no luck and no its not a dell.

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 12:16 AM

Was it working before?
What type of PC is it, and more particularly, what OS does it have (ie. NT does not recognise USB)?
Do these devices work on any other PC's?
[CPU]Intel E6600 Core 2 Duo @ 3.19GHz
[MoBo]ASUS P5N32-SLI Premium (nForce590)
[RAM]4GB Corsair XMS2 DDR2-800 CL4 @ 710MHz
[GPU]XFX 8800 GTX 768MB [SLI] @ Stock
[PSU]CoolerMaster 1kW
[Audio]ASUS Xonar D2
[Case]Antec Nine Hundred
[OS]Windows Vista Ultimate 64
[LCD]SAMSUNG 226BW
[Other]WC'd CPU & SLI

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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:30 AM

Same with Windows 98 SE. It won't recognize USB keys without a specific driver.
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Posted 17 July 2006 - 01:34 AM

Yes it was working up until about 6 months ago. I have uninstalled a number of programs to see if that had any effect on it or I thought a program may have changed something in the registy. My system is a ASUS P4B533 Intel Pentuim 2.2 GHz running xp pro with service pack 2 and yes my devices do work on other computers.




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