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Hello,
I have a modem connected to a front USB on my PC and whenever I start my PC, the computer does not register that the modem is connected there, so what I have to do is unplug and plug the modem and then it notices it (probably by Plug'n'Play if I understand it). Please, how do I make my PC notice it without replugging every time?

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P.S.: There is no problem if I use the back USB, but I don't want to use that, because there ain't any free now. :whistling:
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Some motherboards don't notice what's connected to the front USB connectors until they are "refreshed" by unplugging and replugging. This problem doesn't occur with the USBs on the back of the computer because they are integrated and "refreshed" automatically.

If you have no back USBs left, consider investing in a new separate USB PCI card, or a USB hub which you can sit on top of the computer and essentially acts as extra front panel USB ports.
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Or you could consider unplugging something less frequently used from one of the sockets at the back, plugging that in at the front, and plugging your modem into the spare one at the back. For example, you might have a USB scanner plugged in at the back which you only use ocassionally, that would be a good choice to swap round with the modem.
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Oh, I thought there could be some settings made in the Device Manager to make my PC notice the modem, but never mind, I never was a hardware geek :blink:

Thanks for the replies :whistling:.
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