USB device not recognized

  DrLector 20:53 31 Aug 2008


when i plug my usb memory stick or external hard drive into my pc i get a message saying usb devise not recognized, the use device attached to this computer has malfunctioned ?
iv tried plugging it into another pc and they work just fine ?
what can i do to get them working on my pc again

thanks for any help

win xp

  [email protected] 21:00 31 Aug 2008

try turning pc off,un plug power lead from pc and mains.Leave for half an hour and try again.

  DrLector 21:31 31 Aug 2008

i tried that but is hasn't helped

  baldydave 21:41 31 Aug 2008

have these USB ports been working before?
GO TO START-CONTROL PANEL-SYSTEM-HARDWARE-DEVICE MANAGER -are there any yellow or red symbols by the USB controller?
Is USB support turned on in the bios?
You could uninstall usb controller in device manager,then restart windows and wait for windows to refind usb controller(last resort)

  MAT ALAN 21:43 31 Aug 2008

this issue is usually a power to USB problem...

try this first...

leave device in...

1. right click my computer
2. go to hardware tab
3. click device manager
4. find Universal Serial Bus Controller (USB) and expand it,
If in the list you can see the USB device not recognized.
Just right click on that specific device, click uninstall and click OK,
If it prompted that you are going to restart just click no..
after doing all of this just remove your device and put it again...

If it has always been like this you may need a powered hub...

  [email protected] 21:52 31 Aug 2008

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