I cannot access any new devices E.G pen drive or external hard drive when plugged into my USB port. I am running under Windows XP. When the device is plugged into the USB port there is a "bleep" sound but the deice is not shown when I open MY Computer and there I cannot access it
sounds like an odd qs but have you got any mapped network drives? if you have remove them and try USB again... I had a problem where no matter what USB drive i pluggeed in, it would not get assigned a drive letter so couldnt use it... Removed the networked drive and bingo, usb working no probs...
Thanks for the replies. In answer I have tried all 4 USB ports. The only device that I have on my USB ports is an all in one printer which functions OK. I do not have any networking. The device actually shows up in device management. Any further thoughts would be helpful
this ide apparently works with some usb probs similar to that which you describe, and that is switch machine off at the power source and hold the on/off button in for a minute or two then boot up and try again (sounds silly i know but others will confirm this)