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Usb Problem, Please Help.

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#1 Fast Eddie

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 01:43 PM

Hi, i'm having a consistent problem with my USB drives. When i insert anything into the ports, there is no response other than a 'safely remove hardware' icon appearing in my taskbar. This prevents any access being made to said device, no matter what is plugged in. This makes, for example, updating an iPod impossible as i cannot access it, at all.

My USB drives have worked on previous occasions, it was a completely random occurance that this problem started, as far as im aware i did nothing to cause this. I've searched on google for some tutorials or further advice but have had no real closure on the problem thus far.

This is what appears, i understand it is a common thing to appear, although not so much when it is the only thing that comes up.
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Oh, i have a new(ish) laptop, acquired in early/mid 2006, Windows XP.

If you have any ideas or tips, i would be extremely grateful to hear them as this is becoming very annoying very quickly!

Thanks, FE.

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Posted 23 April 2007 - 06:45 PM

Access the device manager [right-click on My Computer, select Properties, got to the Hardware tab and press Device Manager], then check to see if there are any of your devices with an exclamation or question mark next to it.

The device manager should give you an idea of what is wrong with the device, if there is any problems.That would be the first place to start... :thumbsup:

Edited by JPHarvey, 23 April 2007 - 06:45 PM.

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