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Front USB ports not working, but rear USB ports work…

Q: Front USB ports not working, but rear USB ports work…

This is a brand new custom built PC for web browsing for a motel lobby.

Win7 Home Premium
AMD A4-3300 Llano
MSI A55M-P33 FM1
Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower

Running latest BIOS and latest drivers downloaded directly from manufacturer's website.

I tried switching between all 3 internal headers and none of them would detect the flash drive.

If I plug the drive in the rear ports it detects right away leading me to suspect the case's ports might be defective but I don't have another USB 2.0 card lying around to confirm.

Based on this info does it seem likely that the front ports themselves are faulty?

Preferred Solution: Front USB ports not working, but rear USB ports work…

I recommend downloading and running DAP. It can help sort out any driver and firmware related issues on your system

It's worked out well for many of us in the past.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloaddap.org. (This link will open the download page of DAP so you can save a copy to your computer.)

A: Front USB ports not working, but rear USB ports work…

You might check to see if the case end of the USB cables are properly plugged into the front panel holding the headers. Some board need more than one brand of USB drivers, Renesas, NEC, etc.

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Vista Ultimate 64-bit, ASUS Rampage Formula motherboard, USB mouse and keyboard connected in back ports.

Two things happened: Avira antivirus warned me of some threats which I either ignored or deleted. Windows Update had some updates ready (although I'm not sure if it updated).

I turned off my PC for a couple of hours, turned it back on and realized that my USB keyboard was not working on the password screen.

I eventually unplugged it from the back and plugged it into the front, where it worked. However, my USB mouse did not work when plugged into the second front port, nor did it work when plugged into the front port in which the keyboard worked.

I accessed System Restore using my keyboard and restored to one day previously. When it finished, both keyboard and mouse worked, although I got a pop-up message alerting me that the "drivers for your device could not be installed." When I clicked "OK," the mouse stopped working again.

I have checked BIOS and both mouse and keyboard are recognized, so it does not appear to be a hardware issue.

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hey guys,

i use a couple of speakers which is plugged to the rear speaker port, I'm using windows 8 pro atm and i cant access my front panel audio port to connect my hp, so can some one suggest me an app to control the audio ports which will allow me to plug my speakers and headphone and just to make 1 audio output,

reply fast thanks

A:Front and Rear panel audio ports control

That Motherboard number of G41d3b in your System Specs indicates a Biostar board [which should have been included]. Have you checked the maker's site for any software they might have that will do that?
G41D3B :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR

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I'm trying to drive two external monitors. Each works if I plug into the rear HDMI port, however, when I plug into an adapter and try to drive it through the rear USB-C port, the system doesn't detect the monitor. (This is a new development - I've been using the rear USB-C ports to drive monitors fine until today.)

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Hi all,

Got a Asrock B75 PRO3-M mobo. Just installed a new SSD with Win 7 64bit on my PC, and reinstalled everything from scratch. However, just realized the two rear USB3.0 ports won't work no matter what I tried thus far. No response from plugging in USB mouse & keyboard or any USB stick or HDD. No flashing no nothing. All the other USB 2.0 ports are working though. And it was also working before I changed over the SSD! I did install the Intel USB 3.0 driver & all the drivers listed in the link below:

http://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/B75 Pro3-M/?cat=Downlo...

Ran out of ideas what to try. Please help! Thanks!

P/S My mobo only has two rear USB 3.0 ports, the rest are all 2.0 ports AFAIK

A:Rear USB 3.0 ports not working

Have you carried out physical checks, i.e. opened up the case and checked to see if the ports are actually connected to the motherboard? It's not outwith the bounds of possibility that something got bumped when you were installing the SSD.

I did install the Intel USB 3.0 driver & all the drivers listed in the link below:Click to expand...

Did you install these before or after you were having issues? If the former, try finding a good restore point and restoring from there.

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Two rear usb ports not working.  Windows saying drivers not installed?But the other 4 in the back work?  Confused, any help to get them working would be appriciated. Thanks

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My microsoft 600 usb mouse and keyboard suddenly do not work properly anymore. Whenever I plug them into the rear ports they disconnect and freeze(computer remains running). It sometimes requires a reboot for it to work again. This is really weird and frustrating as I can run my other devices out of the back perfectly like my mic and usb drive.

Changes since problems started developing
-Large Amount of Windows Update
-Cleaned computer with compressed air. Allowed it to dry just in case of condensation.
-Installed new secondary hard drive
-Installed new Nvidia graphics card
-Updated Utorrent and installed conduit by accident. Deleted it.
-Removed 4 files with malwarebytes. Most likely false positives with safe torrents I downloaded.

Things I tried
-Different usb ports in the back
-Updating Drivers
-Disabling and enabling keyboard and mouse settings
-Disabling usb sleep thing in power control
-sfc scannow in command prompt came back without errors
-Disabling HID drivers in device manager

Event 3012
The performance strings in the Performance registry value is corrupted when process Performance extension counter provider. The BaseIndex value from the Performance registry is the first DWORD in the Data section, LastCounter value is the second DWORD in the Data section, and LastHelp value is the third DWORD in the Data section.
Event 3011
Unloading the performance counter strings for service WmiApRpl (WmiApRpl) failed. The first DWORD in the Data... Read more

A:Keyboard for some reason doesn't work in rear ports.

try and do a system restore to before any of these problems occurred. Start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore; then pick a date and time at which you know the system was working fine with the rear ports. IF that doesnt work; then you might try and see if there are any updated drivers for your usb hub controller(s).

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My new motherboard's USB 3.0 ports do not work. Its a new FM2 socket motherboard:

I'm ok with computers, but... In my 'Device Manager' (see attachment under "other devices") it says there is no drivers installed.

I cant find any 3.0 drivers at ASRock's website
ASRock > FM2A75M-DGS

A:Motherboard's rear USB 3.0 ports not working

What is that ASRock XFast USB Utility ver:3.02.30? Have you tried that?

I am not liking ASrocks idea of the "All-In-One" driver package. And it is for just this reason. What if you want to install or change just one of the drivers? You might try installing that package again if the above utility is not the one. Maybe it will give you options.

Also check carefully through the UEFI BIOS setup settings. Look for anything related to USB3. Maybe you need to enable something there.

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And it happens only when I boot the computer up and find that neither my keyboard or mouse are working then I plug them into front (2) avaialable usb ports and they work fine....

And then If I try to uninstall universal bus controllers by device manager then my keyboard + mouse stops working (obviously) then I shutdown via power button .... plug keyboard+mouse again back to rear usb ports... and they start working till few days...

I'm on windows 8.1 x64 with latest updates and all latest drivers etc...

The funny thing is this problem is with me since last 2 years or so... and I changed 3 Power supplies since then and luckily one motherboard, changed 3 mouses and 1 keyboard, 1 Hard disk too

So what's the problem ? even if they are plugged in rear ports I get "USB Disconnection" sound sometimes....

I'm sick with this issue, now thinking about buying a bluetooth keyboard + mouse but there are other things that needed to be plug in into rear ports... or should I go for an internal USB 2.0 PCI card ?

Check My system specs Please.....

A:All rear USB Ports sometimes stop working...

What about your Power Options, power saving plan. Maybe set too aggressive ?

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Hello all, I got two USB-C to DVI-D cables from amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07PV8QXN4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1to try to connect two DVI input monitors.  The cables work with the side non-Thunderbolt 3 port but when I try to use them on either of the rear thunderbolt 3 type C ports, the monitors are not detected (limited connection messgage). Any ideas?Thanks!

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Front USB ports are not recognized by Windows.

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My front USB ports no longer work. The back continue to work but the front have both been out for some time. Also, the power button near them gives us problems at times. The card readers (4) all work & they are in the same area. Any ideas of what could be wrong?

A:Front USB ports no longer work

What computer you got?
Vista version?
Drivers up to date?

there could be lots wrong so please specifiy

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Well in short, one of the usb ports on the front of my computer broke (the insides are all bent and stuff) so naturally it doesnt work. But all 4 other usb ports on the front dont work either! This is a major inconvinience, since now to charge my iphone, I need to loop the thing around a back usb port and run the PC on my desk so it reaches. How do I get this thing back up and running with the minimal amount of explosions? (That means no fancy re-wiring mumbo jumbo)

A:Front USB ports wont work?

Those USB ports normally come in block. So the broken one probably short circuits the other front ports.
Best option would be, to replace the complete block.I wouldn't want to bother you with removing wires from the damaged port.


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Ok so I have a Xion Green and Black case, has two Front USB ports(Which were upside down,easily fixed) and a front audio port, a headphone and mic jack. Well it's all plugged in right, but it's 100% not working... any ideas?

A:Front Audio ports won't work...

if you recently made a fresh OS install,

1. install the sound driver (comes with the mainboard CD)
2. go to BIOS & enable your onboard sound.
3. please get a windows update.

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Hey guys,

(1) Just put together a new computer with Win7 and ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 motherboard
(2) USB ports in the back work fine (iPod, iPad, etc.), but the ones in the front don't work
(3) When plugging in a device in the front USB, it says "Installing Device..." and then "Device couldn't be properly installed"
(4) But strangely a USB flash drive works fine in the front USB
(5) Also, USB hubs don't work. They act just like my front USB ports.

This is so bizarre but it's actually causing me some problems because I recently broke an arm and cannot reach the back of the computer to plug in an USB device.

Would greatly appreciate your help guys!


A:USB ports in Front don't work, but the ones in the back do?!

Do you have all Win 7 updates installed? Recent ones included USB drivers.

Are the board connectors backward?

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I have a Gigabyte motherboard in a Antec Lanboy case. The case has two front USB ports. The USB ports do not work with most devices. For example if I plug in a USB key or a webcam I get the balloon that says "the device may not be recognized". But if I plug in a keyboard, mouse, or RF receiver, it works. Could it be that the front ports are USB 1.1 or are underpowered? I've read that Gigabyte USB connections are a bit different, but I've checked them before and are as illustrated in the manual By the way, I'm on XP SP2 and the USB connections from the mobo are not a single block - they are individual pins.

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Hey guys.

I'm having a rather unusual issue with my USB 3.0 ports (Asmedia) on the front side. The back ones work fine so I'm unsure if it's anything to do with the drivers or even in the BIOS? Could anyone suggest any troubleshooting methods?

CPU-Z validation for specs below.
Speccy information:

A:Front USB 3.0 ports not working?

What does Device Manager show, any issue with USB Controllers?

Make sure the case USB ports wire connector is plugged into the Motherboard. Unplug then plug the connector back in.


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I had to do a system recovery do to many problems, lost a lot. After reinstalling all of my softwear, I tried to plug in my dig. camera and found nothing. I also tried to use my CAD key and got nothing. The USB ports in the back of my computer work fine. My OS is windows XP. Thank you very much; j-vit

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Hello , my xps 8910 keyboard stopped working . It works on other usb 3.0 ports . Bios is updated and it passes dell diagnostics[f2]. Any suggestions . Thanks 

A:Dell xps 8910 One of the rear USB 2.0 PORTS , stopped working , constant alarm beeps.

There are several other long threads about this exact topic. Suggest you search for and read them.  Dell is aware of the issue and investigating...
As for the beeps, is there a pattern to the beeps (beep code)? You can look up beep codes in the manual. Depending on what the beep code tells you, you may want reseat RAM modules and PCI-e cards in their slots and/or try to clear BIOS:
Power off, unplug. Press/hold power button for ~15 sec. Open case and remove motherboard battery. Press/hold power button for ~30 sec. Reinstall the battery, close up and reboot...

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   I use my front ports as there isn't enough on the back for two more items, the two front ports stopped working so I can't use them. I just switched to windows 10 and they were working then stopped. How do I go about getting them to work again?  Just tried them again, now they are working.  Thanks, Dave

A:windows 10 - front USB ports don't work, Acer Veri...

Just to clarify, are the USB ports working like they should be?

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   I use my front ports as there isn't enough on the back for two more items, the two front ports stopped working so I can't use them. I just switched to windows 10 and they were working then stopped. How do I go about getting them to work again?  Just tried them again, now they are working.  Thanks, Dave

A:windows 10 - front USB ports don't work, Acer Veri...

Just to clarify, are the USB ports working like they should be?

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I built my computer November 1st 2007. Ever since then I haven't been able to get the front mic or audio ports to work. My front USB ports work fine though. I just recently started wanting to use them, so I didn't worry much about it until now.

I reinstalled all my audio drivers and chipset drivers, specifically the vista 64-bit ones (thats my OS) included on the motherboard disc. My rear audio works fine. Also, I'm 100% positive that the front audio cable is plugged into the motherboard correctly.

Whenever I plug something into the mic or audio port, it goes in fine, but my computer doesn't detect it.

Computer info:

XFX, Nvidia 650i Ultra motherboard.

Integrated Realtek audio.

Apevia X-Cruiser case (just in case it might be something wrong with the case)

I really appreciate any help!

A:Front Audio And Mic Ports Not Working

Before I look up your front panel connections and your mobo, let me ask you what speakers are you using? Does it have a separate (remote) volume control? Mine has jacks for both on the side

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Hey guys,
its rajkalyan here.
I have an Antec case (not sure of model, will find out)
and an ASUS A7V600 motherboard.
Using ASUS's guide for the USB ports in the front (the little pins had labels)
I put the pins in.
I can plug something in to charge, like an iPod, but I can't access the data on it.
Any help?


A:Antec Front US Ports not working...?

Double check the connectors and make sure they are correct.
The data lines are polarized.
+ needs to be connected to + and - to -.
Make sure the cable you are using is acually a data cable and
not just a charging cable.

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Hi folks, need help getting the front USB ports working on my TIO24D monitor. The M700 computer is installed in the back, monitor drivers installed but when I insert a USB drive into one of the front ports on the monitor, the LED in the flash drive lights up, then goes stays dark. There's an 'Unknow Device' in Device Manager..but I cannot locate the right driver for it (Lenovo support site or CD)! I called Lenovo Support and they were absolutly NO HELP. I hope someone on this forum can guide me to a solution, it's driving me nuts! Thanks,

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Hi there. I recently bought a barebones kit from Tigerdirect. It has usb 3.0 support, and the case I have is a cougar mid-tower case. Everything has been hooked up correctly as far as I know, and yet one of the usb ports on the front of my case does not work.

The connector that went into the motherboard from the front of the case, it yielded to both the usb 3.0 port, and the standard 2.0 port as well. So only one cable was plugged into the motherboard that I assumes powers both of them.

My usb 3.0 works (though I don't get full use out of it because I don't own any 3.0 devices to make it useful) but the standard 2.0 port does nothing at all. Doesn't even give power. I've tried plugging a phone into it, a flash drive, a plug n play device. Nothing. Does anyone know why the 3.0 port would be working and not the standard one?

I should also add that all the usb ports on the back of my case work fine too. It's just this one single port on the front of the case and I can't figure it out for the life of me...

A:USB ports on front case. 1 not working

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Hi, am having trouble getting the two front USB ports to work. I even swapped out a perfectly working front USB panel from another identical M91. But no luck so far. Both machines running identical Windows 10 without issue. Note that although the USB ports aren't working, the audio ports still work as they should. Any thoughts?

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Hi, I'm new here! My first time! LOL

I just upgraded the BIOS on my Intel D845GVSR mobo with supposedly the latest drivers. I used the Windows express install feature, as my machine doesn't have a floppy, just CD, DVD, card readers, and USB. After the install, (and I didn't touch my computer while it was doing this process), I noticed my USB mouse not working, and none of my card readers worked eithter.

So, I called Long-distance to Intel tech support and went through the whole thing. They told me to download the *.bio file for the mobo so I can restore my BIOS... but I couldn't find the file for the right board, so I called them back, on a cell phone this time, and this time was told that the above mentioned might not work, and to remove the battery from the system, wait 20 mins, replace the battery and reboot, and this would reset the CMOS...well, I did that, and still no USB. I called tech support back, and they basically put me through the same procedure again....

I'm very frustrated beyond description. What good is a comp if I don't have the USB ports to run printers, etc? I think my system is screwed! Thanks alot INTEL.

There HAS to be a way to fix this!

--Thanks Kokopelli3

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A while ago, my front USB ports stopped functioning. The controllers still show up in the device manager even after reinstalling them (Or at least I think they do, it's one controller to two ports, right?), but whenever I plug in a USB device, even ones that previously functioned on these ports, nothing happens (The LED on my gamepad doesn't even light up.). I've tried scanning for hardware changes. The ports came with the case. The computer is custom built.

System specifications:

Windows XP SP2, using a custom shell <-Have tried uninstalling the new shell and putting default shell back to explorer, USB devices still did not work on the front ports.
Asus A7N8X bundled with nForce2 sound card.
AMD Athlon M10 Processor.
Two hard drives.
One Cd Drive. One DVD Drive.
nVidia GeForce4 Ti 4200 Videocard.

Any ideas are appreciated. It's a total pain to have to find my way to the back USB ports all the time.

Edit: Oh. Wait. Not sure if it actually is detecting three sets of two USB ports, the device manager lists the following:

Universal serial bus controllers
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller​Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller​Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller​USB Root Hub​USB Root Hub​USB Root Hub​
Does this mean I have to figure out the enigma that is the front panel of my pc case? I hope not.

A:Solved: Front USB ports not working anymore.

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The audio ports on the front and back are not working and haven't since this PC has been built. There is a buzzing when plugged into the front port. I am using new Audio-Technica M50x headphones that work on all of my other devices. I am using Windows 10 and am willing to post pictures of the inside of my PC. I am confident it is a hardware issue but am seemingly ignorant to all of the wires and their uses on my PC.

Specs: AMD FX(tm)-6300 Six-Core Processor 3.50 GHz
8.00 GB of RAM
64-bit Operating System, x64-based processor
AMD Radeon R9 200 series

A:Audio ports on the front and back are not working.

What is the audio chipset status in Device Manager?

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There is some problem with my font USB ports. All was fine until yesterday when they stopped working. I havent made any hardware change. Installed windows 8 but that was last week.

I connect my Logitech Gamepad, the LED switches on but it doesnt show up in the control panel, works when connected to the rear USB port.

Please help..

A:Front USB ports suddenly stopped working

You might have to open up your case, trace back the cable, and re-plug it. It could be detached, or the USB controller on the front ports could be fried somehow too.

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Hey everyone I am trying to fix an HP Slimline s5-1224. The front USB ports are not working. When I tried downloading the Texas Instruments USB Controller Driver and tried running it , I got an error about how its the wrong operating system or something of that nature. I am not sure if drivers are the issue with this problem or if its a hardware issue but either way I am trying to find out. The fact that the driver wont install is kind of wierd, can it be because its for Windows 7? I couldnt find any drivers for Windows 10 for this particular desktop. Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thanks 

A:Front USB Ports not working on HP Slimline s5-1224

Check within Device Drivers for any flagged items.  Check that the USB cable from those ports is still plugged into the motherboard.

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Hi guys,

My NEW PC's two front USB 2.0 ports suddenly don't work. It was OK when i first installed Win 8 on it, but since window update, the front ones just don't work anymore. I couldn't charge my phone using USB & the external HHD just keep flashing & beeping (no power source apparently upon googling). What happened? I didn't think i changed anything? Why suddenly stop working then? How can i troubleshoot? Would hate to bring the whole PC down to the local shop due to such minor issue. Appreciate your input. Thanks!

A:front USB 2.0 ports suddenly stop working

since it happened right after an update lets try to bring the computer back in time when it did work, please follow this guide: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/windows-8-system-restore-guide/

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I'm learning as I go here so please be gentle. I upgraded from Windows 8.1 Home to 10 Pro and lost all networking capability (including Homegroup). After trying all suggested solutions on the entire internet, I did a Factory Reset. I ran all 200+ updates until 8.1 was back (factory OS was 8.0) and up to date. The networking issue was resolved, but I then realized that I had no use of the USB ports -- which were working fine before the factory reset. Still in 8.1 I attempted all online "fixes" to no avail. I then installed 10 again. Still no ports. Scoured the internet again and these are the things I can recall that I've tried: - Update controller drivers via device manager (using both methods...search, and choose from computer)- Uninstall USB controllers/Shut down/disconnect power & battery/hold down power for 30 seconds/start (and several      variations of this)- Update root hubs- Uninstall root hubs- Manually install new drivers from AMD site (including chipset)- Enable Legacy Support via Bios- Manually install legacy drivers from AMD site (because why not?)*note: I'm not exactly sure if the legacy drivers installed. I don't know how to tell except that I chose them manually to update by release date that matched the date on the download package I should also note that I tried to get Windows Update to install available drivers. The "yes" tick box is checked but when I run Troubleshooter it tells me Update is not configured to install drivers. ... Read more

A:USB ports (front/left) not working after upgrade from 8.1 Ho...

Hi @write_on, Thank you for posting at HP Forums. I understand that the USB does not work either with Windows 10 or Windows 8.1. According to the failure ID you gave, it is a USB failure with a code 434. It seems like a hardware failure. Please use the following link http://www.hp.com/contacthp to create a case for your issue, and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link http://www8.hp.com/us/en/contact-hp/ww-phone-assist.html to get the contact information for your region. 

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I noticed these past few days that my front USB 3.0 ports are not working. Whenever I plug a USB 2.0 flash drive into the front ports, the activity light on the flash drive itself does not turn on.

I did clean all old Windows updates using disk cleanup which may have caused the problem.

So far, I uninstalled the USB driver and tried to reinstall the software with no success.
I have attached a picture of a screenshot after the driver installation failed.
Thank you

A:Front USB ports not working, driver problem

Just a couple of questions, how did you reinstall the drivers? Through Device Manager or running from the motherboard disc utility? And did you have any USB devices plugged in when installed it?
Usually if you run the software from the motherboard disc and choose drivers you'll get a list of drivers with check boxes next to them, and any that aren't installed will be unchecked. Those would be the ones you need. The ASMedia XHCI controller is the driver for your mid board header which controls the front USB 3.0 ports and that look as if it's installed fine, so I'd run that motherboard utility and see what it shows up.
Also could you post a screenshot of Device Manager with the USB controllers section expanded.

For what it's worth I have a very similar set up in my back up rig (A10-5800k on an ASUS F2A85-V Pro) and have never got the front USB 3.0 ports working on the BitFenix front panel I added. Not saying we won't get yours working, just that you're certainly not alone with this issue.

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We have a Prodesk 600 SFF and the USB3.0 ports on the front panel turn on and off repeatedly whenever we plug in any USB3.0 USB sticks or harddrives.  (i.e. - the device comes ready and then not ready and then ready again and then not ready all within a matter of seconds).   If we plug those devices into the USB2.0 ports there is no problem.  If we plug USB2.0 devices into the 3.0 ports, no problem.  We have this happening with both Windows 10 and Windows 7.  I've gone to the support site but do not see any drivers related to USB ports(other than USB keyboards/mice).  I've considered a bios upgrade but the box is already at L01 V02.57.  Has anyone else seen and solved this problem or does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this problem?  Thanks.

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I have had this computer for over a year, when I initially got it I noticed the two audio ports on the front of the tower were not working. I double checked to see if it was plugged in on the mother board in the right spot, it was. I decided to just leave it before anything else broke, but after a year I love my computer less and am willing to take the risk .

When I plug it into speakers into the front audio jacks (There are two) Realtek HD Audio does not give the message "A Jack Has Been Plugged In". The back ports work fine for the record.


Windows XP SP3

Motherboard: MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition

Realtek HD Audio Manager:
Driver Version
Audio Codec ALC888.

If you need any other information please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Front Panel Audio Ports Not Working

Well I got it working after much forum searching!

"Had same problem but problem isn't the chip.
In Realtec Audio Manager, if you hover over the pink and green icons for the front panel you'll probably see they're both set up for speakers or headphones.
To solve you first need to unplug the microphone.
Then click on the 'folder' icon, which is just to the right of where it says 'ANALOG'.
Then make sure you enable fron't panel jack detection and enable the auto pop-up dialog.
Then plug the mic in, and when the pop-up asks tell it that you've plugged in the Mic.
Suggest you disable the front panel detection and the auto pop-up afterwards as it's a right pain.
You can get a similar end result if you use the 'Connector Retasking' facility - just right click on the pink or green socket icon.
Hope this helps someone.

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I have had my hard drive reformatted recently and installed Windows 7 (from Windows XP). All the drivers and hardware are currently working fine. However, my front panel audio ports(mic and speaker) have stopped functioning.
The front panel ports used to function smoothly in my previous setup. The audio driver installed previously was Realtek HD Audio Driver and the OS was Windows XP.
Currently, I have a generic 'High Definition Audio Device' driver provided by Microsoft.
Is it possible that the front panels have stopped working due to the absence of the Realtek Driver? I read in numerous articles that the front panel ports could be enabled through the Realted HD Audio Manager. Is this true?
Can the problem be solved simply by installing new driver and software or do I have to explore the unknown (for me) realms of computer hardware?

Any help is appreciated! :D

Also, sorry for not posting specific information in this post, but I do not know precisely what information is needed. If the need arises, I will be happy to provide them.

Thanks in advance!!!

A:[SOLVED] Front Panel Audio Ports Not Working

Has anyone else experienced this type of issue? Does anyone know of the solution?

I'd really appreciate any help! :)

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We have a Prodesk 600 SFF and the USB3.0 ports on the front panel turn on and off repeatedly whenever we plug in any USB3.0 USB sticks or harddrives.  (i.e. - the device comes ready and then not ready and then ready again and then not ready all within a matter of seconds).   If we plug those devices into the USB2.0 ports there is no problem.  If we plug USB2.0 devices into the 3.0 ports, no problem.  We have this happening with both Windows 10 and Windows 7.  I've gone to the support site but do not see any drivers related to USB ports(other than USB keyboards/mice).  I've considered a bios upgrade but the box is already at L01 V02.57.  Has anyone else seen and solved this problem or does anyone have any suggestions on how to fix this problem?  Thanks.

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Today i just bought some ear phones, with a connected mouth piece. Problem is that my two front ports are dodgy for the microphone and headphones. So if i put the jacks from my headset into the back, i have to take out my speaker input.. Is there any way i can have the speakers in, and the headset and revert back to each without going at the back and changing them? Any help appreciated

A:Headset not working, front ports not working

First, its possible inside your computer case, there is just a loose cable that is causing the problem with the front jacks on your computer. Check inside, right behind where the earphone jack is for a cord running to somewhere on your motherboard or Sound card.

If that dosn't work,
Do you have a CD/DVD player with a earphone jack and have you tried that?
Assuming its the port that is bad itself and not just loose, you could check in at radio shack, bestbuy, or newegg.com for a cord that splits the output. If you get lucky you might find one with a chanel select that will allow you to swap which recieves the output.
The other option, from radio shack I got a Bluetooth USB adapter for $20 and a good pair of BT earphones, again purchased online for cheap (I recommend samsung BT500 earphones).

Another alternative, my speakers have a earphone jack in them as well (the computer speakers, as well as the reciever I currently have my sound card plugged into).

If you have a quality home theater set up, for $80 on new egg you can pick up a good soundcard with optical, Coax, and AV out which you plug into your home entertainment center that again will allow you to use headphones.
Good Luck

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I have an EVGA 750i SLI FTW motherboard and recently (after moving the motherboard to a different case) there is no sound coming from the rear ports. When I connect headphones to the front, the sound works. Is it a sound card problem (I'm using the integrated card)? It's not a big deal, I can just pick up one for 20-30 bucks but I just want to know the problem beforehand. Thanks in advance.

A:Sound issues: back ports not working, front (headphone) port works

the front ports are most-likely canceling out the rear ports, unless you've dealt with a similar setup that worked fine.

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The M710 specs says rear USB ports, 2 are 2.0 and 2 are 3.0 .. how can I tell which is which as I have a HD via USB 3.0 and want the fastest xfer rate .. thanks ...

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Hello everyone I have been having a tough couple of days trying to figure this one out. Maybe someone out there can help-I recently bought a biostrar TA780G M2+ mobo everything hooked up and works fie except one thing-the rear usb ports do not work. The ethernet port right above the usb ports works but the usb do not. I have tried everything, installing and downloading drivers and updating bios-clearing cmos and reinstalling drivers-there is nothing coming out of those ports they are dead. Is there something I may have missed or am doing wrong?

A:Solved: usb rear ports

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I have problem that just crept up, my rear usb ports are malfunctioning. when I plug my mouse in the light underneath it comes on, but the mouse is not operational. The keyboards numlock light doesn't even go on.

My front ports are working now, but this is greatly inconveniencing me because, my scanner, printer, and headphones were plugged into there and now I have access to neither.

This started as soon as I plugged my phone into the front usb port as I have done over a thousand times with multiple phones even of dubious origin with no such a result.

Please help.

A:Rear usb ports non responsive

Open Device Manager and expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers section, are there any entreis with a next to them?

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So I'm sure this isnt' where this goes honestly but putting it out there just to try to help anybody else who struggled with this as long as I did... I ended up getting my two USB ports on the left side (turned out to be my 3.0 ports) to work again when they wouldn't recognize anything. I could use the 2 USB on the right 2.0 ports, but the transfer rate was terrible.  My response on another question where someone had a similar issue... good luck!  "Hi  Not sure if this will help you but I had the same problem, the two left ports were not working on my Dv7. This whole time I thought the right USB were my 3.0 ports so I figured it'd be okay but it's been over a year since I originally had this issue and was doing a bunch of system maintenance so figured I'd look through it again. Anyway, I went to Device Manager through the Computer Management tool. I know you can go straight to device manager, but just giving it to you exactly how I did it. You can just search computer management from Start.  So I selected Device Manager from the menu on the left side and it looked like regular device manager. Went down to Universal Serial bus Controllers... at this point I looked at the action menu on the right and selected more actions, view, and clicked Show Hidden Devices. After that i went through my USB Controllers one by one as I had done many times before and checked them out, tried updating drivers, etc... I noticed underneath the USB Controller... Read more

A:How I fixed my USB ports not working issue. Two ports on lef...

Hi @klark1kent , Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome and thanks for the important information. Have a good week. Thanks.

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A few days ago I installed a USB 3.0 card (to be precise, this one: 2-Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed PCI-E Controller Card - Free Shipping - DealExtreme). It uses the very common NEC ?PD720200 USB 3.0 controller. I installed the required drivers for Windows 7, and the card worked fine for the first day or so. but not since. Whenever I plug in a USB 3.0 external hard drive, I get a false "This device can perform faster..." message, as if I had plugged the drive in a USB 2.0 port.

The external drive I am using is a Western Digital MyBook Essential 1130. It is definitely a USB 3.0 drive, and came with the required USB 3.0 cable. While the USB 3.0 card was working, I got full-speed transfers to the limit of the hard drive's ability, about 90-100 MB/s. Now I can only get USB 2.0 speeds (33-34 MB/s). Windows insists I have the drive plugged into a USB 2.0 port even though it is plugged directly into the USB 3.0 card.

Things I tried so far:
-rebooting and complete power cycle. No difference.
-plugging the drive into one port or the other. Also no difference.
-Looked in Device manager. No help there either. The controller is recognized as a USB 3.0 device is using the proper NEC drivers.

Other info that may be important:
-No overclocking settings in use.
-I made sure the cable was plugged in all the way. It's in as far as it can go, but the ports will still only act like USB 2.0 ports.

This is very frustrating. How do I fix it? I might as well throw th... Read more

A:USB 3.0 ports refuse to work as USB 3.0 ports

Go to device manager and go the props of those usb ports.
Click uninstall, now they will disappear.
Now install your drivers again, which came with the card

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I don't get it. I plugged my external drive into a USB port in the back and all the PC could tell me was that it didn't recognize the device. I couldn't see anything in the drive and it would only sometimes show up in my list of drives.

Plugging it into the front USB slot worked like a charm.

Are there configurations for getting the USB slots on the back of my computer to recognize things like that? Have I disabled some Windows service that you guys know of that handles this problem?

(Compaq Presario on Win XP Service pack 1, newly recovered partition).

A:Solved: PC's rear USB ports don't recognize drive...

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