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Slow recognition of USB 2.0 storage devices & Windows doesn't start up when plugged in

Q: Slow recognition of USB 2.0 storage devices & Windows doesn't start up when plugged in

We currently got some problems with our Windows 7 clients. Every notebook we install requires exactly 5 minutes to recognize some USB 2.0 storage devices. Every USB 3.0 storage device works perfectly and is immediately detected. I've tried many different
USB 2.0 devices with the result that some are working and some need exactly 5 minutes until the device gets recognized. For example the Corsair Flash Voyager is slow and the San Disk Cruzer Blade is fast.

If such a corrupt USB device is plugged in while starting the system, Windows stops booting after the "Starting Windows" dialog. Only when I unplug this device Windows continue with booting.
I know there is something wrong with our Windows Setup, so I use a new one for the following notebooks. But we've already installed some notebooks with that Setup and need to fix them now. Installing the system with the new Setup fixes the problem.
I've already tried to upgrade the BIOS, remove drivers from the Device Manager, install the latest driver and perform an system-upgrade but nothing fixed the problem.

Can you help me to solve this problem?

Thank you for your help & Best regards

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Preferred Solution: Slow recognition of USB 2.0 storage devices & Windows doesn't start up when plugged in

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.)


I have windows XP SP3. I have USB hard disk and USB flash memory that is working in other computer. When i connected my hard disk it shows the window that appear for new hardware that missing driver. the same thing happen with my USB flash memory. In device manager, for the hardisk , it says portable USB drive with yellow exclamation mark, and the flash memory appear as Disk 2.0.

My USB and mouse keyboard are working so there is no problem with USB ports.

A:My windows XP doesn't has a driver for my USB storage devices

right-click that exclamation mark in Device Manager and remove, then select scan for new hardware

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Just lookin for advice.

I bought a usb 2 pci card so my external harddrive would be faster. Fitted it fine, installed drivers etc, plugged in ext hd and other stuff, all worked fine untill i restarted.

When i restarted the pc froze for a while just before the blue welcome screen (after loading) would usually appear in winxp. Then restarted itself and gave me the options of booting with last known good config, safe mode etc. After messing around for a while it seems that my pc will boot fine when nothing is plugged into my new usb 2 card so i just need to remember to unplug everything while the pc satrts.

Its obviously annoying so was wondering if anyone had any recommendations?

Maybe something to do with the BIOS?

A:windows wont start with usb devices plugged in

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I always get windows boot manager error no matter what i do. Even if i set my microsoft bootable drive it still goes to windows boot manager error. I also tried removing any external devices even changed the flash drive i use for bootable drive but it
still doesn't work. The only time bootable drive works was when i remove the hdd. I can't access F8 no matter what so ican't access safe mode and cmd.

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So I'm using a Levono 64-bit laptop, and I am attempting to send stuff onto this 500GB USB storage. It is detected in devices, disk manager and etc. but it never shows up in Windows Explorer. I have attempted so much, none of them worked, I cleaned it with the clean command on Command Prompt and I have updated all of my drivers, reinstalled all my USB devices, I have used all 3 ports and used this on another PC. Please help!
(P.S This might help solving this out but I'm not sure, I used this as an extended storage on PS4.)

A:USB Storage detected on Devices and doesn't show up.


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Hello, I recently fought off a virus that wasted days out of my life. It also brought about another virus that attacked my external harddrive, which I ended up using file recovery to recover and reformat and that's fine and taken care of. with nod32 and malwarebytes, I was finally able to finish off the virus, but I think it left behind something on my computer which isn't letting me use usb thumbdrives, or my external hardrive.

My external hardrive, which now actually does work on other pc's after reformatting, doesn't even show up on my computer after being plugged in, only shows up in safely remove hardware. If I plug in a thumbdrive or my ipod, it does show up on my computer, but when I try to access it it gives me an error and says

"The maximum number of secrets that may be stored in a single system has been exceeded."

Also, my computer's still been somewhat slow even after getting rid of spyware and trojans. And I scanned with Uniblue which found tons of registry errors, but I noticed that after it "fixed" them, it made my computer EVEN slower. So I reverted back the changes. My computer also sometimes freezes when it starts up after all virus abuse. It's been happening a little less often lately though. Since I've scanned with nod32 and malwarebytes, I don't think I have anymore viruses, so what's the problem?



A:laptop doesn't work with usb storage devices anymore...

Hello sskikos

I think your system is still infected

We cannot help you with malware removal in this forum.
Please read ?Virus/Trojan/Spyware Removal Help ? and follow the instructions very carefully; then, post all the requested logs and information in the Virus Help Forum
If you cannot complete any step, just miss it out and do what you can, but be sure to include this information in your post.
Please ensure that you create a new thread in the Virus Help Forum; not back here in this one.

Please be patient, as the Security Team Analysts are usually very busy; one of them will answer your request as soon as they can.


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A few days ago, a friend of mine rammed his office chair to the side of my USB stick breaking it and additionally caused a physical trauma the USB port it was plugged in.
Left port is not recognizing devices

When I tried connecting my phone to my PC on the same USB port, its storage icon does not appear in My Computer; however my phone is capable of receiving charge. When I plugged into the USB port beside it, the device is recognized and appears on My Computer.

Is there any way to make the USB port that received physical trauma recognize device again? Or is that port doomed?

A:A USB2.0 Port Doesn't Recognize Devices Plugged In Anymore

From your description of what happened, it's very likely the USB port is damaged. There are a number if connectors in the port & some are probably forced out of line. If the USB port is attached directly to the motherboard replacement would be a specialists job. Your picture seems to indicate it is probably on the front panel of the case. You would need to open the case & have a look & see if the USB port assembly can be replaced & if it can you would then have to find one that will fit the case.

In the meantime it would be best not to use it for anything at all.

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Hello everyone, it's my first post on that forums, forgive me if I don't do it right.

So I have this problem with USB storage devices [This device cannot start. (Code 10) - in Device Manager]

It happens with a storage devices only (at least what I noticed). So every pendrive I connect is giving me this, and every external USB drive.

I have the other devices like mouse and keyboard or camera, these are working fine without errors or yellow exclamation mark.

I came here because I think I tried everything and failed, I even removed USB host only to discover I cannot log to windows or do anything because no usb device was responding - I had to recover from the last working configuration, and it saved me.

I want to fix it once and for good.

Anyone can help out?

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So i have a Pc which is kinda old , bt it was working great , and it does now .
but my problem is , when i unplug it , then if i wanna start , it wont , or will after a couple of failures , like it turns off after 2 sec , after 10 sec , after 15 sec , then after bout 15 mins of struggle it will , and it does work perfectly , like no turning off .
can i be sure that this is for the power supplier or could it be because of the mother board or smaller things .

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Removable Storage
System Error None
It is a usb drive on which I have my portable office. I keep it plugged to keep my browsers, email client and security apps updated. I didn't have this problem last year.

That is the error that occurs sometimes. I have not found a reason for it. Most of the time a reboot fixes it. The system freezes and I have the eternal hourglass and I wait and wait. I get up make coffee and wait more. Finally I do a hard boot. What could be the reason for it. Some conflict of programs I have. I reinstall my OS each new year. This is the first year that I have had the error.

A:Removable Storage Service doesn't start sometimes

Look in Device Manager for yellow exclamation points by the USB hub controllers. You will probably have to delete them and reboot the computer to let Windows re-detect them

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3 yrs old Lenovo Z580, running on Windows 8.1. I've a Ubuntu partition which I stopped using for the last 3 months. After switching to Windows I noticed that it was too slow once it wakes up from hibernate mode (idle timeout and close of lid). I played around with power setting options and set most of the settings to Never. Not sure if this is the cause but after that my computer was getting slower and slower. Click on something and it takes minutes to register and ages to open. After sometime boot up started getting slow. Finally, it now freezes to black screen after boot up screen. Thought it might open after sometime but after one full day nothing happened.
No idea what went wrong. BIOS screen shows everything is normal. One thing I noticed when I was still able to login was Disk Space used to shoot up to 100% and never come down.
Any help/pointers is much appreciated.

A:Windows 8.1 doesn't start after slow down

Are you able to access the Startup Repair stuff?
If so, what happens when you try it?
Are you able to boot to the Ubuntu installation?

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My  laptop is a Lenovo T61p running Windows 7 Enterprise. I use a Kyocera KCP650 cell phone modem which plugs into a PCMCIA slot as its internet connection. If I reboot the machine then the modem always works. If I unplug then re-insert the modem it
most likely will restart but not always. Likewise, if I put the machine into hibernation and then restart it then it will more often than not recognize and properly utilize the modem but not always.
In a failed condition, I can hear an audible confirmation that the system has recognized that something  has been plugged into the PCMCIA slot but the modem's lights are not lit. I can unplug and re-insert as many times as I'd like and will get the
audible indication that the system has discovered the new device but the modem's lights do not come on and the system insists that no modem is available. The only error indication I can find is a statement to the effect that the device driver could not be
loaded because one already has been. This is suggestive to me that the unplug event failed to properly close down the modem's device driver.
I've done the usual things, I've gone to the Lenovo and Kyocera sites, downloaded and installed the latest of everything that looks remotely useful. This has not improved the situation at all.
There are two possible desirable outcomes:
1) The best would be if someone could help me get the modem to properly start on the above described error condition.
2) Failing that, but I'd be s... Read more

A:Sometimes Kyocera PCMCIA cell phone modem doesn't start when plugged in

You need to discuss this with Kyocera.  The modem is over 5 years old and there is only one update for Windows Vista.  The is no information implying this is compatible with Windows 7.  Vista compatibility does not guarantee Win 7 compatibility.
Until Kyocera provides a solution to support Windows 7 you will never have full functionality and compatibility.
Sometimes Vista drivers can be installed in the Compatibility mode, but not always.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Adobe Player 15 ( fresh install )

Was loading a machine for a new client and adobe player 15 is making all youtube videos load extremely slow as if they were in slow motion and/or it won't even start. Here is what i have done/troubleshooted

-Reinstalled chrome, firefox
-Reinstalled adobe player 15
-Cleared all caches/history/cookies/etc
-This is a clean install there aren't any viruses etc
-100mb plus internet connection so it isn't the internet, all other pages load fine
-I can play other players just fine, it seems to just be with youtube?
-I confirmed it isn't the youtube account as I can go to my ipad with the same account ( or not even be logged in ) and it works fine
-There is plenty of hard drive space ( again new install )
-There is no hardware acceleration enabled ( and I was testing on html5 anyway )

So I am pretty confused at the moment what could cause this...doesn't make sense that other adobe players work fine but youtube doesn't. Is this a known adobe bug or something and I just don't know it? I'd rather get adobe player 15 installed if at all possible instead of downgrading.

A:adobe player - windows 8.1 - doesn't start/slow

cleaned registry ( apparently some sort of file from when i tried to uninstall etc had remained in the registry so I had to clean that and I was able to do a fresh install and works like a charm )

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7 Month old HP Win7 6gb x64 machine. Keyboard and mouse drivers unaffected.USB Mass storage device properties messagewith driver check on:"Windows cannot verify the digital signature for the drivers required for this device."with driver check off:Tells me drivers are corrupt or missing.Search show diver where it should be: C:\Windows\System32\drivers\usbstor.sys (also usbfilter.sys).Used the HP Recovery Manager to restore factory setting for USBStor.sys, it indicates it is successful but no changeon reboot, still cannot use flash drives, SD cards, external HDs. Units work find on my laptop.Called HP 4 times, after extensive troubleshooting each time, following their instructions, go to hp.com/go/instant, get screen saying request has been received. Each time tech tells me he cannot find my request.After a while, read 2 hours, told they need to talk to supervisor, will call me back, KISS OF DEATH, never hear from them.So can I fix this or am I going to have to pay for repairing a seven month old HP?Or am I going to have to buy yet another pc?

A:USB Mass Storage Device will not recognize external storage devices

Nobody has a clue, huh?
I guess I am the only one ever to have this happen!
Ok, thanks, goodbye.

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My Windows 7 HTPC (see my profile, it's an Ion with an Atom 330) has been running fine for about a week now and tonight I went in to watch a movie and it was stuck at the "Starting Windows" screen, without the logo showing. After toying with it a bit and trying to boot in to repair mode (which also wouldn't boot), I unplugged my keyboard and MCE IR receiver and it booted. I tried plugging them in one at a time and it won't boot with either in.

I don't know if an automatic update was installed or anything, but I haven't changed anything since it was working fine last night. I did toy with the BIOS a bit (can't remember when exactly) but I took another look and haven't found anything that seems like it could cause this. Anyone else had an issue?

I also have a second question -- it keeps turning off, or hibernating or something. I turned off "Deep sleep" in the BIOS and have it set to never hibernate in Windows. Whatever it's doing, the remote won't wake it. What do I need to do so I won't have to get up and push the power button?

A:Windows 7 32 won't boot with USB devices plugged in

For USB, check BIOS boot order.

CD/DVD= first
HD =
USB drive

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Ok. Now i'm already on 32-bit version of Windows 7 and so far happy with that. The only hurting loss is RAM, but all other things seem to be perfect.

But still, i remember (just a couple of weeks ago!) myself having pain with my external HDDs, portable player and other devices. So here i am, posting TEMPORARY fix for this.

From an elevated command prompt (right click on the command prompt shortcut, run as administrator):
1) Type "bcdedit /set truncatememory 0x80000000" (no quotes)
2) Reboot
3) Go to control panel -> System and Security -> view amount of RAM and processor speed.
- It should report 4GB (2GB available)

To undo this, open an elevated command prompt again:
1) Type "bcdedit /deletevalue truncatememory" (no quotes)
2) Reboot
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A:USB Storage devices on Windows 7 x64 - WORKING FIX

What is this a fix for?

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The title is basically all you need to know. I have tried everying, but I am up for suggestions.

A:All USB storage devices CRASH windows

Can you insert a USB device without Windows crashing? Or is it durring boot/restart? I was getting a BSOD on bootup from a flash drive. I was able to insert the drive once Windows was up and running, then in device manager I expanded 'Portable Devices' and disabled the flash drive there.

This didnt disable the storage but the portable drivers Windows loads because it thinks my flash drive is a poratable/music device type.

Depending on your storage devices you may need a driver update. I was also getting errors (not crashes) and had to update the Intel Storage Manager. Some info on your system might help us to better determine the problem and solution.

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Hi Guys, i have a quick question regarding USB storage devices.
i'm running Windows XP Sp2

when i plug in my flash drive, iPod or card reader (with a sony memory stick in it) to my usb ports , Windows detects them and the "safely remove hardware" icon shows up in the bottom right toolbar. however, i cant access my USB devices from My Computer, the drives don't show up.

i read on some other post that you have to manually go into Control Panel->Administriative Tools ->Computer Management, to assign a specific drive to the device. However, after i tried that, the devices still dont show up in My Computer.

I'm not sure how to fix this, any help is welcome!
all my other USB devices (such as my keyboard and mouse and printer) work fine

A:Windows not recognizing my USB Storage devices

This may seem obvious and i don't mean to be patronizing but have you tried a different USB port? I have never heard of this problem. Also when you plug in your Ipod does it appear on iTunes? Also does it not prompt you when you plug in your devices open, run, view pictures etc.? Have you disabled that, if so enable it.

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Hello, I have a problem with Windows 7 Build 7100. I am running a Fujitsu Amilo Li 1818 laptop. The installation went fine, I had to download a driver for the WLAN card, but everything else works perfectly. However, when I connect a USB thumb drive, or an external USB HD, I can't access it. Windows 7 recognises the device, installs a driver, and the device is visible in Control Panel > Hardware and Sound > Devices and Printers. It doesn't show up in Computer > Devices with Removable Storage. In Device Manager, the USB HD shows up under Disk drives and it says "The device is working properly" and the driver is up to date. However, when the USB HD is connected, it also creates an "Unknown device" entry under other devices in the Device Manager. This part says "The drivers for this device are not installed (Code 28), and clicking on Update Driver doesn't work ("Windows was unable to install your Unknown Device"). I have installed the Vista chipset drivers from the Fujitsu website. Any ideas how I can fix this? Why does Device Manager recognise the USB HD but also create an "Unknown Device" entry?

A:Windows 7 won't recognize USB mass-storage devices

I've got it fixed now, after reading this: http://forum.freecompromo.com/viewtopic.php?t=181 The solution: step 1! Go into C:\ and create a folder called usbdriver step 2! Go into C:\WINDOWS\INF and copy the whole contents step 3! COPY ALL THAT INTO C:\usbdriver step 4! THEN when your asked to look for the driver! and vista cannot find it POINT IT TO THAT FOLDER C:\USBDRIVER and click ok. Looks like it was a bug from Vista. Thanks Nano Warp and NooNoo for your suggestions

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Hi all, hope you can help again.

I'm having problems getting one of my computers to recognise USB drives. XP searches for the drivers but in the end it comes up saying the device has not been successfully installed.

The problem is specific to USB Mass Storage devices (other USB products work fine) and the same USB drives work fine on my other computers. Any ideas?


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I have a Dell XPS 8000 with a 4 in 1 card reader. I also have a DVD and a Blu Ray drive installed in the computer.

But in the descriptions in Computer, I get this:

BD-RE Drive (G SD/mini-MMS/RS

I have even moved the two drives off of the SATA ports built into the motherboard to a Startech SATA III PCI card, but this behavior continues. I have even deleted the 4 drives in device manager and had windows reinstall them. I have also unassigned and reassigned drive letters to the card readers. Nothing I have done fixes the situation completely.

The only progress I have made is that after moving the drives to the PCI card ports, I can put a disc into either drive and it will read it, and the description will change and drop the card reader description. But the other drive will keep the wrong drive description.

What can I do to fix this?

A:Devices with removable storage combining devices?

That is supposed to be colon and a closed parenthesis on the drive letters, not smilies.

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MSI K9A Platinum BIOS 1.7
2GB Corsair DDR2-800 5-5-5-18-2T
AMD AM2 6000+
Creative X-Fi Fatality
2 Diamond HD2900XT's

This board has the AMD crossfire chipset. If I hook up any USB storage device Windows Vista Ultimate x64 instantly hard locks. I then have to power off the PSU and wait 60 seconds before I can turn the computer back on. The power switch will be completely unresponsive until I do this.

If I have the USB storage device on and then boot up it will hard lock before I can reach the login screen. I can repeat this behavior.

I can also cause 5 to 10 minute delays during the Vista install by having a USB storage device attached. The slow downs occur during the initial menus.

Has anyone else seen this problem? This behavior does not occur under Windows XP. It has to be a problem between Vista and something on this motherboard. I also noticed AMD/ATI has never bothered to update the chipset drivers. I find it very hard to believe they are perfect and don't need any fixes.

I am already using the latest BIOS. Actually the problem occurs with 1.3, 1.4, 1.5, 1.6 and 1.7.

If I do a fresh install of Vista with a USB storage device attached everything seems fine at first. Then after a few reboots the hard lock shows up. I did extensive testing here. I logged the order in which things were installed/applied. Drivers, patches, etc. I removed all but the necessary component of one video card. Once the first hard lock occurs, any USB storage device causes the... Read more

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hey guys, im new here (signed up solely to ask this question cuz it looks like a pretty cool site) and i need some advice

so i built my own computer out of purchased parts about a year ago but its been having freezing problems until a few months ago (bad hard drive lol!). i havent noticed this problem til recently (due to the constant efforts to diagnose the freezing/crashing) but my computer seems to eject any usb mass storage device when i try to say.... copy files into or out of whatever drive is connected, whether its a flash drive or my phone's sd card (which is connected via usb).

For example: this happened today - i tried to drag an .avi file out of a SanDisk cruzer and the windows dialog box pops up to tell me that it has begun copying. after 5 minutes, it is still 'Calculating...' the ETA and i notice that the explorer window that displays the content of the drive has been turned into that washed-out, unresponsive state. Running Windows 7, if i try to close the window, i get the choice to either close the program, wait for it to respond, or some other thing.

this happens if i plug any usb drive into any usb port (front or back) on my computer. Wow that was a lot to write. well if anyone has come across this sort of problem before or can help point me in the right direction,


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Hi guys, I looked at 'My Computer' and for some reason my C:/ drive is almost full. I had 32GB before on a 144GB HD. Also my pc has slowed right down on start up, takes forever.
Any ideas or solutions please guys?
Look forward to your replies.
Had to edit this post. Even as I write I have lost another 2.3GB.
Managed to restore about 7.6GB by deleting some old photos and avi files, but for some reason the HD is being used up again.
HELP guys!!

A:PC slow on start up and C:/ drive suddenly used all its storage.

Are you sharing your hard drive through network? I have you tried to defrag your hard drive? What about running a virus scan?

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I have always wanted to dictate the computer to do tasks, and Windows 7 takes it one step closer to reality with its innate Speech Recognition software.

The trouble is, while I can take the tutorial and set up the microphone without any hassles under the Speech Recognition option in Control Panel, the Speech Recognition just wouldn?t start, giving this error:

?Speech Recognition could not start because the language configuration is not supported. The recognizer language must match the language of the user interface. Please change the recognizer language in the Speech Recognition control panel under Advanced Options.?

I googled the problem, and read about its solution across many forums, even in Microsoft?s and the most prominent solution went like how one changes his system locale and reverts it back after a reboot. Unfortunately, that didn?t work for me. I tried changing my language and location to English (UK) and back to English (US) everywhere I could, but that didn?t do the trick either.

A:Why can I not start the Speech Recognition in Windows 7?

We need a lot more information? Such as a post into your problem, system specs, did it work before? etc

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I have an old Lumix digital DSLR camera that uses an SD card. i don't have a USB cable for the camera so I've been using a USB adapter for the SD card. I'm usually very avid about ejecting the SD card / USB drives properly, but I think I might have forgotten when I was in a hurry once.

Now I get the message that I need to format the drive before it can be read. I have already tried formatting the SD card with the camera and with the computer using the USB adapter. However, at other times I have managed to get it to copy the images. once I even got the error message "data error (cyclic redundancy check)" but I have not been able to reproduce that message.

The SD card works perfectly fine on my husband's computer with the same USB adapter.

I have also tried using a different digital camera to transfer the pictures. Now when I use this other digital camera (Sony Cybershot), it seems to be trying to mount it 3 times. The first two times I get the message that no new images were found. The last time it copies the new images just fine.

I believe it's some sort of drive recognition error rather than a problem with the SD card since it works in other camera's and computers.

I've already tried deleting the mass storage drive from devices, and setting Windows back using system restore. Other USB sticks work just fine.

I'm running Windows 7 on a 64 bit computer, with two front built in USB ports.

any ideas on how I can fix this?
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A:SDcard/USB mass storage drive recognition problem

have i posted this question in the right forum?

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I have 3 microphone jacks. One directly on the motherboard, one on the front panel, and one on my volume controller for my Cyber Acoustics 5402 speakers. Windows 7 does not recognize that I have it plugged in on any of these ports. Any suggestions?

A:Microphone plugged in but Windows 7 doesn't recognize it.

just another note, I can hear the sounds from my speakers from all 3 ports, it's just that Windows 7 doesn't recognize it.

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Once it recognizes it works fine.  takes 5-10 minutes.  We do alot of file transfers using usb drives.  How can I speed up the recognition.

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I have a Edge 2 that is only 2 months old.  Working perfect on Friday, turned on Sunday and it had dropped all wifi connection.  Tried to search for wifi hookups and did not recognize any.  Phone, tablet, other computers working perfect.  Any ideas?

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Hi I just bought a refurbished HP Envy M6 laptop from PCWorld, and for some reason when I plug in the charger, the battery icon says 'plugged in, charging' however it has been stuck on 12% for over 3 hours now! The battery level on the icon increases at first (i.e. it goes up and down, showing it is charging) for about a minute, and then the icon stops moving at all.

When I got the laptop the battery level was about 35% and I used it at first without charging it until it got to 12%, and now its been stuck ever since.

I would be extremely grateful if someone could shed some light on this issue for me.

I would take it back to PCWorld however I bought it from the ebay outlet, and the only option they have given is either a full refund or a partial refund, however I would prefer to keep this laptop and get this issue sorted out.


A:New windows 8 laptop says 'Plugged in, Charging' but doesn't charge!

See > New laptop says 'Plugged in, Charging' but doesn't charge!

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Yesterday, I noticed that my computer isn't able to install any new hardware.

Everytime I connect a USB device that I've never connected to my computer, windows new hardware wizard pops up saying: "Installing new software drivers", but then, another balloon pops up saying: "Device drivers couldn't be installed".

This is happening with every hardware I've never connected to the computer before!

What is happening:

- My pen works in every USB ports. I have used it since I bought my computer (this summer) and I used it in every port since then. It works just fine.

- My mouse (which I also use since I bought my computer) is working fine too, but in one port only! When I got my computer, I plugged my mouse to only one port and it installed it fine. Now, it works only in that port and if I try to connect it to another port, it won't install.

- My older mouse, which I used as well lots of times, worked fine, but only in one port too, because it was the only port it was ever connected too. I went to Device Manager and uninstalled the controler of this mouse. Once I plugged it in, in the same port it used to work, windows isn't able to install the drivers.

- My sisters pen, which I have never connected to my computer before won't work in any of the ports. Windows isn't able to install it.

Any of the new hardware is working!

I have updated all my drivers with Driver Genius Professional Edition. I have updated my BIOS to the latest version. I have tried to pe... Read more

A:Windows doesn't install new USB devices

I've looked at the screen shoots but my only language is English so I couldn't read them. If you have system restore enabled you could try restoring to a time before you noticed this problem. If it doesn't help you can always undo it and go back to the way your system is now. Another option would be to boot from your windows 7 DVD and try doing a repair. Have you installed any programs recently? Messing around with the group policy editor? If you have more than one user account see if it does it in all user accounts of just the one. does your user account has administrator privileges?

On a side not, one of the things that annoys me is when you plug a device you have already installed, into a different USB port, windows considers it a new device and wants to install the drivers again. For most items its not a big deal but when you end up with Wireless Network Connection #9 it gets old.
Thats why your mouse only works in the one port it was originally installed to. When you move it, windows is treating it as a new device but your glitch is preventing any new devices from being installed.

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I connected my Samsung phone to my windows 10 pro pc to transfer files --does not show any connections on desktop--can't open--went to devices and printers--doesn't show the connected device--windows 7 did show all I connected--what am I missing.

A:windows 10 pro doesn't recognize any usb plug in devices

You might have to enter Disk Management and locate the missing phone. It might not have a drive letter assigned and can't be found. This article goes into more details. (Hint: to save some typing you can right click the start button and access Disk Management from there.)

Find Your Missing USB Drive in Windows 10, 8, 7, and Vista

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Everything was ok with sound but now the computer doesn't detect any sound devices like amplifier, headphones, speakers, etc. The computer does find the audio card, but not devices. Please help.

A:Windows 8.1 doesn't detect any audio devices


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I am running an HP Compaq 8510w with Windows 7 Enteprise. When I first got the laptop the USB ports didn't recognise devices when they were plugged in, and the laptop would just hang when shutting down (on the Windows Shutting Down screen), so I decided to reinstall the OS as there was a lot of unnecessary applications installed.

I've been using the laptop since the rebuild and all has been good, until the past week or so when the same two problems have materialised again - when I attach a PSP, or a printer via USB, they are not recognised. And when I shut the laptop down, it hangs on the Shutting Down screen.

What checks can I run to see what the cause of this might be? I've not really installed a load of software on here, and I can't think of anything specific that I may have done that would cause this...

A:Windows 7 laptop sometimes doesn't recognise USB devices?

Here are the results from SysInfo:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise , 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7700 @ 2.40GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4031 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA Quadro FX 570M, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114370 MB, Free - 45809 MB;
Motherboard: Hewlett-Packard, 30C5, KBC Version 71.36
Antivirus: Trend Micro OfficeScan Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

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So this here ruined my holidays. I was trying to connect bluetooth speakers to my PC via USB, then upgrading to Windows 10 from Windows 7. As you can guess, now neither the speakers and other audio output devices arent't recognizable by my PC. Thing is, I cannot even mess with the drivers since my old speakers aren't even seen in Device Manager and Devices and Printers tabs. The USB hub works fine, since my mouse and keyboard are working and showing. However, the speakers are connected via the "green audio wire". Excuse me for my little vocabulary in this subject. (It's been two days please help i'm itching)
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Pro, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) II X2 240 Processor, x64 Family 16 Model 6 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3583 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: 97 GB (76 GB Free); D: 367 GB (117 GB Free);
Motherboard: ASRock, N68C-GS FX
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated

Edit: Headphones don't work as well. Microphone does. The front "green audio circle" is believed to malfunction, but I doubt. Both must be fine.

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Hello, my name is Conan. I have installed Windows 7(Ultimate, 64-bits) in 2009, my previous os was Windows XP(32-bit). Although I am really happy with W7 there's something which is a big turn-off. The sound, that is, it hasn't worked on W7 ever since I installed it. It's not the devices that are the problem, they all work perfectly fine when connected to my iPod. As a matter of fact, It's quite obvious what the problem is, windows doesn't detect any connected audio devices. Here are some screenshots:

I have already downloaded the latest Realtek driver, but this also didn't detect any audio devices

A:Windows doesn't detect any audio devices: no sound


Yes, Win 7 has detected an audio device. What it's not detecting is that you have speakers plugged in.

Do you have a set of speakers you can plug into the back (green) speaker jack?

Or maybe a set of headphones into the front (green) headphone jack?

If it didn't detect any devices you wouldn't see those options.

Right now you're set to output audio to "Digital Out", it's set as the default output device, plug speakers in, select "Speakers" then click on "Set Default".


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Updated to Windows 10 from Windows 8.1 two weeks ago.
Had problems with Firefox.  Tried to download to replace existing Firefox.  CNET site appeared to be correct but something seemed wrong so I killed the download. But.
- The windows start menu doesn't come up when I click on the icon, but if I right-click, a text menu does appear and lets me, for example, shut down.
.- If I click on the Windows End icon in the task bar, the screen flashes but End does not come up.  Ditto for the Windows Store icon.
-  Somewhere SpyBot S&D was erased, but I was able to download it.
- If I double-click on a photo in Windows Explorer, I get a popup that lists the name of the jpeg and says Invalid Entry to Registry.  If I right click on the photo and go to any of the options the photo is opened except if I choose Photo.
- Firefox cannot properly display the Yahoo mail page, though Pale Moon and Opera can.
- I have Avast Anti-Virus and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and when I run their scans, they find no issues.
SO there are a few issues that I need help with.

A:windows 10 problems - start menu doesn't appear, windows key doesn't work, etc

Well the first thing you should try is to Run System Restore to before all of these problems started or to when you first installed Windows 10.
Then try to download Firefox from there website
Third thing is I would recommend to get rid of Avast it is low end and could be allowing virus I recommend ether McAfee or Norton Security.

Those are some things to think about
but it is all up to you when making your final decision

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I recently installed an S-ATA HD 300GB in my PC, which uses WIN XP SP2 as its OS. But ever since I installed the S-ATA HD, Windows won't start, either the boot screen freezes or it freezes after the boot screen is over.

What should I do?

A:Windows won't start if S-ATA is plugged

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The title says it all.  I have run AVG 9, but there is a bug in it giving Error 0xe0010058.  I ran the "fix" for that program, but I still get that error along with Error 0xe0010053.  I have run Spybot a number of times, and it has cleaned what it can, but the problem persists.
Another symptom is that Firefox and Chrome crash randomly.  I don't use IE, so I don't know if it happens there or not.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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I have a t530 witn windows 7.  Speech recognition doesn't work.  I have never used it.  I just went through the tutorials and those worked.  But when I try to use SR with something like a document it says "language configuration not supported.  When I go to control panel it shows my language as U.S. English.  I cannot fix this.  Can Speech recognition be deleted and then reinstalled?

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I have a t530 witn windows 7.  Speech recognition doesn't work.  I have never used it.  I just went through the tutorials and those worked.  But when I try to use SR with something like a document it says "language configuration not supported.  When I go to control panel it shows my language as U.S. English.  I cannot fix this.  Can Speech recognition be deleted and then reinstalled?

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A few things I own, for example an innotab max are treated as if nothing is plugged into my USB ports. Nothing installing. Nothing shows up in device manager or under disk management. Nothing at all. Just ignored. In other computers, these thing will simply pop up as a storage device and let me view files, so it can't be the cords I've tried or something wrong with the devices.

I've gotten the same results with all of my USB ports on my pc. I have ones integrated into the mobo, and ones on a separate board. Same results.

Nothing I've tried has worked, so I'm asking for help here. Thanks, guys.

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This is my first post so I'm going to try to make things as detailed as possible.

A few days ago I went to plug in a HP 4GB flash drive. When I did, my computer Blue screened with this error:

"Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If there is a new installation ask your software or hardware manufacturer for any new updates you might need. If problems continue disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components restart your computer press F8 to select advanced startup options and then select safe mode."

Then these numbers popped up at the end line:
Since then, I have been unable to plug in any 2.0 usb device in ANY port without getting a blue screen. To test things, I plugged in other USB devices in other ports. My digital camera, 64mb usb flash drive, and printer all still work when plugged into my usb sockets. However, my HP 4GB USB flash drive and my Samsung Camcorder all cause a blue screen. Both of these devices previously worked without any problems and are both USB 2.0 devices.

I've tried rebooting with devices plugged in and they blue screen on boot up.

I've gone into my device manager, tried to update drivers but all are up-to-date. I tried uninstalled my drivers, and restarted. I still get bsod when devices are plugged in to ANY port... Read more

A:BSOD with 2.0 usb devices plugged in

My first thought would be to uninstall your USB controller drivers. You can do that right clicking the device in the Add/Remove control panel and select uninstall then reboot and they will be reinstalled. If that doesn't fix the issue post back.

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I removed a FIC P4- 865 MB from a working computer months ago and am now trying to get it in use again with all different hardware. It will POST without any devices floppy, cd, or hard drive plugged in only the video card. When I plug in any of these devices individually or together in any order I can't get a POST I have a MB speaker plugged in but don't gat any bios sounds. I have cleared the cmos and set up the boot order. After trying to plug in a device and get nothing I need to remove the video card and memory and reinstall them with out any devices plugged in then I can again get the post and the next window which says to insert a system disk and press any key to boot (however there are no drives installed). Any ideas would be appreciated


A:FIC P4-865 MB won't post with devices plugged in

Make sure you don't have power supply issues. Nothing else springs to mind without seeing it.

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I have recently purchased a Microsoft wireless desktop combo (keyboard and mouse) and have an issue that I hope can be resolved.

The problem is that whenever I boot my computer and this USB device is plugged in, Windows won't start. If I unplug the device and restart, Windows will start normally, and I can then plug the device in and it works fine. Kind of a hassle to have to plug and unplug for every boot. I can plug this into any USB port and get the same action. All other USB devices work correctly. I have looked everywhere for an answer to this, including Microsoft, but I can't find one.

The HD has recently been reformatted (thinking that might have helped), all updates have been made, and no conflicts are shown in the device manager. If it helps, I have Windows XP Pro, a Pentium 4 3.0 Ghz processor, 250MB of HD, 1.5 GB memory.

Any suggestions as to how I may get this running properly? Any info is greatly appreciated.



A:Windows XP hangs at start up with USB device plugged in

I believe its to do with your "usb legacy" setting in your bios!!!!
I think usb legacy support needs to be enabled, not %100 sure tho!!!!

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In Vista, in My Computer under "devices with removable storage" for some reason there are some drives listed that were not there before:

DVD RW Drive (D this is always showing now but only used to when I actually had a disc inserted if I remember correctly

BD-ROM Drive (F
BD-ROM Drive (G

these 2 were never there before and don't know why they are there now. Nothing happens when I hit eject on these 2 and when I dbl click it just asks me to insert a disc. How do I make these disappear and why are they there?

A:Removable storage devices

Do you have SD slots on the front of your computer? (For cameras)

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