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(Various) USB Devices Not Being Recognised


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Notnefmail

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Good Day fine folks,
I am having trouble on my Desktop PC with external storage devices such as my ipod and external hard-drive USB connections. When I am connecting the devices I am receiving an error message which states that the connections are not recognised. The external hard-drive is brand new so I know it is not a problem that has occurred removing the devices from the PC.
I am thinking that this may be a problem with a windows update but would really appreciate a response from somebody who has either suffered the same problem before or has a decent bit of experience with such hardware.
The problem occurs with more than one USB socket on the PC and so I think it is a system problem and not faulty hardware.

Many thanks for your time and any advice you can provide.
Liam
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Hello Notnefmail

The problem occurs with more than one USB socket on the PC and so I think it is a system problem and not faulty hardware.


I see this problem quite alot and everytime I see this it always points to hardware and not software, however although you said your external hard-drive is brand new does this work fine on another computer? same goes for your other usb devices? if you know someone who has a pci usb card try getting that installed and see if you get the same problem. If this works fine with the pci usb card when I would say it is your usb ports that have gone faulty.

Regards
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Hard drive and ipod connections both work fine on other computers, not managed to get hold of pci usb as of yet but I'm pretty convinved its not the usb ports as the printer and internet connections are fine and work in all ports.
I have read that wondows updater can cause similar problems with mass storage devices, should I be looking for a download?
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