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Some USB ports not detecting devices + Duplicate devices showing

Q: Some USB ports not detecting devices + Duplicate devices showing

A little background info:
I had a friend of mine build this PC for me a few days ago, its custom. 
This is the motherboard I bought (new): Z-97A
I did a lot of upgrades so we had to do a custom install, I chose the default location to the same drive as my original W7 OS was on.
I installed all the drivers that came with the motherboard and all windows updates.
Even if they are not recognized the devices still get power (like my phone will charge but the PC doesnt know what it is or even see it as unknown)
While gaming 2 nights ago one of my presumed dead USB ports that didnt read my Sennheiser headsets randomly began to read it & automatically installed drivers for it after I was initially unable to get it to detect before. So it just kinda came "alive" on its own you could say
I've attached screenshots of my devices and printers and device manager

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4 weird things about the devices and printers list:
You will see in devices and printers it says I have 3 Keyboards, I only have the one on the far left.
I Only have 1 Playstation controller
When my Sennheisers were detected I immediately installed the drivers for them from their website but now it shows up as "Unspecified". Before my reinstall of windows I am pretty sure it listed in the devices category with a picture of the headset.
The JAYUP-PC is my computer name of my current and previous PC, not sure why it shows up in device manager at all. It says its an ASUS device and is unrecognized when trying to have windows identify it or assign drivers to it. Its kinda weird.
 
There are dead ports on the front and back. I am more concerned with the USB devices not being detected rather than duplicate/weird entries but I am thinking they may have something to do with one another. Would greatly appreciate any help from you tech gurus out there before I spend a fortune at a tech shop.
 
Sorry if this was too long, just wanted to give as much info as I could to help you guys in helping me and all. 
 
Thanks!

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Preferred Solution: Some USB ports not detecting devices + Duplicate devices showing

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: Some USB ports not detecting devices + Duplicate devices showing

FWIW:  Duplicate devices may appear...if one device is used to install...and a different one is used later, IME.
 
The ximple way to remove any apparent dupes...is to delete them via Device Manager (including the use currently installed)...then reboot and reinstall the drivers if they are not automatically reinstalled by Windows.
 
Device Manager typically reflects such items on a given system, see Remove Unused Drivers and Devices - http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kbase/WindowsTips/WindowsXP/UserTips/TroubleShooting/RemoveUnusedDriversandDevices.html .
 
I have no answer for your USB questions, it appears that the right drivers are installed.  You might take a look at

USB port may stop working after removing or inserting USB device - http://support.microsoft.com/kb/817900/en-us

USB Problems, MS FixIt - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Tips-for-solving-problems-with-USB-devices
Louis

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Hi all, it's friday the 13th and on cue i have another weird one i have a PC that does not detect any USB device connected to it though i know power runs through since it can charge my cell phone. here is what i have so far: 1. WinXP home SP2, P4 2.63Ghz, Gigabyte 81845GVM-RZ, 256 DDR400. 2. have uninstalled all usb root hubs and rebooted 3. 2 ports at the front of the case and 2 at the rear, plus (here's the punchline) 2 ports from a PCI add on card. NONE of them work. 4. USB controller is enabled in BIOS. 5. while my cell phone charges blissfully, the power tab of all root hub properties still shows 0mA 6. i've tried clearing CMOS 7. i've done a repair (NOT full/format) installation of the OS 8. to try and isolate the issue, i've tried booting from miniPE (a WinPE variation) while a USB flash drive was plugged in, it's worked for me before, nogo here either. what have i missed? not sure about changes made to the system prior to this since it's someone elses and they can't say for sure either. i'd settle for it being a mobo issue and recommend they trash it, but an add on card too? please help guys, you've saved my posterior before, so i'm counting on you. thanks.
 

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HI,

My Problem:
Okay this is the problem, my usb ports dont seem to read my usb device, theres nothing wrong with the ports because when the computer is booting up the flash drive flickers as if it were active, but when in windows it doesnt detect it.
Another problem i have is that, in Device manager there is no Serial and bus controllers tab,

Any ideas?
 

A:PC's usb ports not detecting usb or removable devices

- What is the make and model of your computer?

- Which operating system are you running?

/* Edit */ - Ooops, never mind. I see you have already included a system profile.
 

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OK!

I'm running windows 7...
I have 4 usb ports on the back, two on the front
All usb ports appear to be giving power, i can charge things (except ipod), but no devices get recognized in windows
So yesterday i plugged my camera into my computer and it cause my mouse to turn off. After which i plug my mouse into a different usb slot which seem to work. After a while i notice though that my mouse would lag and cause my computer to not response for a few seconds every once in a while... The next day when i came to my pc i notice my keyboard was turned off... I tried to move it to different ports and in every port i would get "Device not Recognized or malfunctioning..." No usb device gets recognized anymore, except my razor mouse, for some reason this gets identified.

Right now i have no keyboard and i can't go into my bios or re-install my OS... I tried putting BOTH my keyboard and mouse into usb-ps/2 converters but when i plug them into the ps2 ports nothing happens... no windows device sounds, nothing happens...

I tried uninstalling my usb controllers from device manager, as well as manual install my dell keyboard drivers (NEITHER DID ANYTHING)

I'm pretty much lost for ideas here...
 

A:USB ports stopped detecting devices... except mouse

PS/2 ports are, I think, not plug and play. Try shutting down the system and then boot with the keyboard/mouse plugged into the PS/2.
 

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I have dell inspiron 5520 and previously windows 7 was installed on it and now I have clean installed windows 10, after installation i noticed that usb ports are no longer detecting devices. In the device manager i can see exclamation mark on USB xHCI compliant host controller with error code 10. It must be some driver problem. I tried every solution on the internet related to this problem but all in vain. Please help its really frustrating and disappointing.
I have tried following solutions so far:

uninstall driver and restart
installed windows updates
downloaded drivers from vendor's site
updated bios

A friend of mine has same laptop with windows 10 and his ports are working.

A:Usb ports giving power but not detecting devices at all.

Open device manager and uninstall or remove the host controller then shutdown and reboot the computer. Windows should recognize the controller and install drivers.

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I have a UAD Apollo Twin Mk II TB audio interface. I have a couple TB cables that I've tried with the same results. Use an Akitio T3T TB3 to TB/TB2 adapter: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01M04U186/ref=oh_aui_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1 Has always worked without issue until trying on this laptop. Just tried on a different computer and works fine. Latest BIOS 1.19. After a clean install of Windows, install all drivers and make sure they are up to date. Thunderbolt icon appears in the notification area. Plug in the Apollo and power it on. It is recognized. Select "Always recognize" or whatever it is as opposed "Just this once" or "Never". Install the UAD software, or not... the outcome is the same. Restart. Log back in to Windows. Thunderbolt icon no longer appears. Open it manually. Says device isn't conected despite it being connected and powered on. Try different TB3 ports. Remove device from list of approved devices in TB3 software. Uninstall and reinstall the TB3 drivers. Remove any mention of the device from registry. Result is the same. Won't say it is plugged in. Did a clean install of Windows... read the previous paragraph over... same thing. Anyway, any idea what is going on here? Honestly, about to return the thing. Between this issue and and the +30 hours spent trying to get dual boot working, to no avail, with every combination of UEFI Only w/o CSM, UEFI Only w/ CSM, Legacy Only (all without Secure Boot) and Ubuntu Des... Read more

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Hello,

I have a Windows XP and have recently been having some virus issues. I have used Avira, AVG, Malwarebytes, Spybot, etc., to scan my computer and remove a lot of the corrupted files.

The problem I am having now is that any external device I plug in to my computer (hard-drives, thumb drives, iphone, ipod and memory cards) through any of my usb and card reader slots are not being recognized in "my computer."

The slots do work, in the sense that the external hard-drives light up and the disc spins, I can charge my iphone and ipod through my usb, but my computer does not find them so I cannot access the external hard-drives, memory cards, or sync iphone and ipod. Also, I can hook up these same devices to other computers without any issues.

I have uninstalled and reinstalled all of the usb drivers, tried safe mode, and multiple other things I've read from other forums. I was also getting the "windows no disk exception processing error" that I was unable to resolve by any of the proposed methods such as renaming drives, etc. I ended up downloading a patch to make this error go away, but it just stops the error from popping up, it doesn't actually fix the problem. I am guessing this might be related to my current problem, but it may also be a result of some of the spyware and trojans I have had and what I deleted from my computer to clear up these viruses.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. I really want my computer to be able to ... Read more

A:external usb devices and memory card readers are not showing devices in my computer.

Scan you computer with "Microsoft AutoPlay Repair Wizard". It will scans your computer devices to find defective AutoPlay settings, and attempts to fix those it finds.
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=c680a7b6-e8fa-45c4-a171-1b389cfacdad&DisplayLang=en

 

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Hi!

I have two USB audio devices that I cannot seem to properly install drivers for.
Focusrite Scarlett 2i2 & KORG MicroKONTROL

I am in communication with both product tech support teams but so far they have not offered a successful solution. As the same issue is occurring with multiple devices I thought it might be an OS issue.
I run Win 7 Home Premium x64

The problem is as follows:

The product drivers install correctly without error. However, instead of showing up in the Device Manager in either USB Controllers or Sound Controllers they both show in Other Devices with a yellow exclamation mark.
I have tried the following fix from this site (USB Driver - General Fix for Problems) and this actually enabled me to access a portable HDD that wasn't working, but it didn't fix the issue for my 2 audio devices.
I have also tried right clicking on the devices in Other Devices, selecting Driver Update. I then find the correct drivers listed but when I hit install I get the following error message on both:
"Windows found driver software for your device but encountered an error while attempting to install it. One of the installers for this device cannot perform the installation at this time."

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Audio USB Devices showing under Other Devices in Device Manager

Could it be the two devices are competing with each other and the driver installer gets confused? Details on the devices and the needs to use two of the same type probably would be helpful.

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i googled and searched for this. but i can't find anything similar to my problem. sorry is this is a repeat.

my laptop is a few years old (behind the times)
make & model: Acer Aspire 4315-2490
using windows vista basic.

about a year and a half ago, 2 of my 3 usb ports stoped deteting ANYTHING. the 2 that don't work are on the right side of my laptop with the working one on the left. i plug a flash drive in and light on flash drive doesn't even come on. it's like my computer is acting like i'm not pluging in anything at all. i just did a system restore to factory settings last night. they still are not working.

A:USB not detecting devices

Hi,

Sorry, but it sounds as though you have a physical hardware problem. Without opening up the computer and doing advanced and expensive repairs, there is no way of fixing this. You will just have to live with 1 USB port. You could however buy yourself small USB splitter so you can have more than 1 USB device plugged in at once.

Sorry again,

Richard

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Hey out there, I have tried everything from: microsoft support, forums, etc. but I cannot get my pc to detect my devices & names except for multi-printer, mouse, computer, keyboard, and a generic external hard drive without a (drive letter?) in the devices and printers catagory. When I hit computer catagory after start, it only shows: local disc (C:), and removable disc device, which is my desktop computer's internal DVD/CD player. HELP! Now more politely, I would love your help..

Thank you so much for your reply!!

I'm an oldie but a relatively computernewbe......

A:detecting devices

Have a look in Device Manager. If you see one or more yellow question-marks in the device list it means you need to install the drivers for the devices which currently don't work. The drivers can be downloaded from your PC or laptop maker's website if they support Windows 7 on your particular model.

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I have been using my adata 1tb portable hard drive and kindle paperwhite on a notebook which has windows 10 installed on it.suddenly the computer stops detecting those Devices. after that those two devices are stopped being recongnized by any other computers. the hard drive starts beeping and the kindle goes to charged mode but no computer can detect them.the usb cables and Power supplies are okay,I have checked that.please someone help me with this issue.
 

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Hello, I have an ongoing problem when looking in the device manager I am showing a yellow question mark by my OTHER DEVICES. Then upon clicking it show similar marks on the MUTIMEDIA AUDIO CONTROLLER and the MULTIMEDIA CONTROLLER. Both show no drivers install and cannot be installed. I've tried uninstalling and it always comes back.

I'm using a Dell 8300, running XP and have an Audigy 2 sound card which is doing a great job, but it is listed in the device manager under SOUND, VIDEO AND GAME CONTROLLERS.

The computer is generally fast but not nearly as fast as it once was, and it's slow to boot up. I am running McAfee too.

This is about the biggest problem I have going right now but there are a few lessser issues I hope I can get some help solving after this one.

Also have just installed and run Registry Patrol v3.0 and it has helped speed up things a little.
Thanks
Dixie
 

A:Duplicate Multimedia Devices?

Go into your Dell's bios and disable the on-board audio device, if you have one... This may be where the yellow asterisks are coming from
 

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Hello everyone Merry Christmas.

As a gift for a buddy of mine i've promised to fix up an old computer in an effort to aid with his career as an oil painter (access to Fineartamerica, research, etc.).

But at any rate; I've done a bit of swapping around of hard disk drives and cd drives and whatnot and have decided on a very basic config. using a single hard drive in the Master slot and a single cd drive in the slave.

The problem im seeing is that the Bios is not detecting either of the drives, or perhaps very briefly then disapppearing.

At first i thought it may have been the cmos battery, because the drives would appear at first and then disappear immediately, but i've purchased a new cmos battery and its still doin the same thing.

For a while i thought i may have had the wrong jumper settings because the hd drive didnt label them, but i checked a diagram online of an identical drive and its set at the master slot; and the cd drive at the slave.

I've tested it with several IDE cables in multiple channels and it still gives me the same message when turned on 'Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key'.

also, the disk drive opens and functions properly when IDE cable is not connected, but when it is connected it doesn't appear to be getting any juice.

any thoughts?

thanks-chris

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What's the motherboad make/model?

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Hi,

I have an old Athlon xp 2800 running XP sp2. After expanding its memory I had some "blue screen" events... I did some "house keeping" and apparently everything is fine again.

However, Windows seems not to recognize any devices attached to the computer. This applies to printer, sound, USB ports and even the network card (despite I could make it work after the house keeping).

When I open the Device Manager, it shows a blank page, as if there were no hw devices on the computer. Also, I tried to force a hw detection but it simply does not work.

I ran chkdsk /f several times and nothing was found...

I am afraid some windows files got corrupted.

Can anyone help with this?

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I have recently upgraded motherboard, processor and ram. I have fitted my new motherboard and it does not recognise my IDE devices, it recognises PS/2 keyboard, my PCI-EX nvidia 8400GS and my Genius 5.1 PCI soundcard.
Back to the problem.
My IDE CD/DVD drive and HDD are not recognised.
*The bios is on auto detect
*The jumpers are in master
*The IDE cable connection is secure

Any IDEas ?
 

A:Computer not detecting IDE devices

Time for a re-install, and look at your BIOS setups closely... you likely have some problems that can be corrected with changes as you boot to <F2> or <F10>
Start with Default, then go through each setting on the list. There are specific settings for IDE/EIDE... and they are not always obvious changes by the way they are worded...
 

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Memory check is good and there are no beeps on POST. Any advice on possible causes or further checks would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:BIOS not detecting devices

Zoom in on this, it helped me eliminate a lot of potential problem I might have been having
http://www.fonerbooks.com/poster.pdf
 

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My P52 laptop will no longer detect headphones that are plugged in. It will still play the sound into them, but it does not change the volume when the headphones are unplugged.

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I've got an Acer Aspire S3-951, just installed Windows 8 Release Preview Build 8400.

All devices have installed, the bluetooth module shows up in the device manager. I've downloaded and installed the Atheros Bluetooth driver from the Acer website. However when I try to add a bluetooth device it doesn't find anything - it just says "Searching for devices" and eventually says "No devices found". I've placed two mice in pairing mode but neither show up (Logitech M555b and Kliq KL-TSMBT3), it doesn't even detect my iPhone.

Anyone got any ideas or fixes??

A:Bluetooth devices not detecting?!?!

Right now, I'm having the exact same problem. I have that model too. I ran a Windows Troubleshooter, and it came up with lots of bluetooth problems. It told me to reinstall the drivers for it, so I'm trying to do so right now...

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The board is and older MSI K7T Pro, the HDD is a newer 40GB WD IDE.

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I'm having trouble detecting 2 audio devices. I have ports on the front and the back, I'm trying to switch between a soundbar and a headset. If I plug them in by themselves in either port they work fine, but as soon as I plug in the headset only the soundbar will work as they both show up as the same exact thing in the sounds menu.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.9
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit, Build 18363, Installed 20191227024817.000000-300
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-7400 CPU @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 158 Stepping 9, CPU Count: 4
Total Physical RAM: 16 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
Hard Drives: C: 70 GB (17 GB Free); D: 848 GB (222 GB Free); E: 11 GB (1 GB Free);
Motherboard: HP 82F1, ver 1.01, s/n PGANA0D0Z955DA
System: AMI, ver HPQOEM - 1072009, s/n 4CE73935B9
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Enabled and Updated
 

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Hello, I've been experiencing a string of bad luck with my Asus G75VW laptop.

Recently my 1TB harddrive showed signs of dying, so I pulled a 70gig harddrive out of an old laptop and replaced it till I got a new drive. A few days later the 70gig puckered out as well, I just wiped it and reinstalled windows and it worked for a day or two and then it failed again. I decided to pull another harddrive out of another laptop I had and after a few hours of it working great, my computer began to start freezing and then blue screened. After it crashed, I powered back up and now I can't see any options for bootable devices; no harddrives, no usb, not even my DVD drive. It does detect that the harddrive is there in the Sata Configuration. Also, the boot splash no longer appears when powering up if that could be a possible clue to my problem.

TL;DR After having a lot of harddrive issues, computer blue screens and now has no boot options.

I have absolutely no idea what I should check now, much love to anyone who can help me out.

A:Issues Detecting Bootable Devices

Hello and welcome Matt mate that is an awful lot of hard drive crashes and it makes me wonder if there is something else going wrong in that machine.
I would suggest if you can in safe mode run these

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < use the /f and /r options in Option 2 ifnecessary
The ultimate option would be a clean reinstall and it is easy using this
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7 you just need the activation code from the sticker on the machine and don't do as some do and go for a version of Windows above what was originally installed it only ends in endless grief. See pic

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I have just reinstalled the OS (Win 2k) on my laptop and all went well, all drivers found, SP2 installed etc. etc.

However when inserting any PCMCIA device it is not detected at all by windows. A look in the device manager says that the two CARD bus controllers (O2Micro OZ6832......) are detected and working.

Its a VIA Apollo MPV4 chipset and a Phoenix BIOS (which i've tried reseting to factory defaults etc. etc.)

Any help or pointers would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Help please . . . . Laptop not detecting any PCMCIA devices

Is the laptop in question a Compaq Presario 1200 ??

If so try this...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q274509

or this...

http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q281505
 

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i was getting 2 error messages: 1. there's a problem with the hi def audio driver. but the troubleshooter kept failing when it tried to re-install the driver. 2. then it said that there were no audio devices installed. i tried several different drivers, but this one worked for me:http://www.realtek.com.tw/downloads/downlo...p;GetDown=falseVista, Windows7 Driver(32/64 bits) Driver only (Executable file) R2.37

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And you jumped with so much joy, that you had to post your first post to tell us all about it
Welcome to BleepingComputer

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PC keeps making the device unplugged sound followed by the device plugged in sound randomly with no real pattern, is there any way of identifying which device it is? Unplugged all of the usb etc so assume its something internal but no idea what.

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Hi Welcome to Seven Forums .. Please post your System Specs .. The Link below will help you achieve this ...

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Hi guys, I am fairly new to this website and would absolutely LOVE if someone could help me figure out this problem.

I have an Alienware Windows 7 M17 laptop (I know, everyone hates alienwares but I don't have enough time to build my own)
The laptop has a build in SoundBlaster Recon3Di, with an intel display audio. This problem just started happening yesterday before I went to work, and when I came back the headphones wouldn't work. I thought the headphones were the problem so I tried testing them on two different computers and they weren't working.

I went to get some new ones, and tried plugging them in and they didn't pick up either.The jacks do show that they pick up when the headphones are plugged in, just no sound will play. Speakers work perfectly fine but I listen to music all the time and need to have headphones that work. The laptop is fairly new so I know it's not a problem that persists with that..

Tested

Updated ALL of the drivers persisting to sound
Disabled and uninstalled all drivers and restarted the computer

If there's anything else I should add, please let me know. I just cannot figure out why it would suddenly stop working
 

A:Headphone not showing up in playback devices; jack saying it's showing up. No sound.

Sorry guys, forgot to add this into the main post.
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Hello everyone...

I have a brand new Acer Predator AG3620. It has an Intel I7, 12 GB of RAM and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 630 2GB video card. It shipped with a 2 TB hard drive and Windows 8 which worked fine.

I installed a Mushkin Chrone 240GB SSD drive and wanted to install a clean copy of Windows 8 on there to remove all the Acer bloatware. This is where my life ended... After an unfortunate series of incidents, I am finally at the point where the BIOS (or whatever they call it these days) recognizes and boots from the drive. However, the Windows 8 installation will not complete.

It gets to "Detecting Devices" and after it gets to 69%, 72% or 79% (it changes all the time), the system reboots and I get an error message, "The computer restarted unexpectedly or encountered an unexpected error. Windows installation cannot proceed. To install Windows, click "Ok" to restart the computer, and then restart the installation." After searching tirelessly for a solution, I realized that Acer had a BIOS update which I installed and I am STILL having the same problem.

I suspect there is some type of hardware compatabilty issue but I am not aware of any logfile that can help guide me. I have done this installation about 20 times in the last few days and it is absolutely maddening. It just WILL NOT work! I have read every post I could find and tinkered with every setting in the BIOS, port on the motherboard and SATA cable I have. I have gone from AC... Read more

A:Clean install on SSD keeps failing at Detecting Devices..

Your suspicions are correct. I have had the same problem on several different models, since the earlier public previews. There have been three or four solutions offered, even on this site, none of which have worked. In particular are older HP models, especially the Envy15, but some Acers are also experiencing the problem.
Bu you could be lucky. Do you not have any restore disks which you could experiment with? Final solution for you is, of course, to return the old HD to the machine and hope all is well.
Popular theory is that it is the graphics card. This idea doesn't sit well with me, as when I have encountered that particular problem with other machines, it merely reverts to the Default VGA screen, which, of course, it has been using right through the install process.

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I had just reinstalled Windows 7 professional on my laptop (dell latitude E6440) because of some issues. Well the reinstall went thru perfectly and had no problems. But now it won't connect to the Internet and won't let me make a connection. A box keeps coming up saying "not connected-no connections are available". Then when I click on the Internet and try to set up a new connection it comes up saying "Windows did not detect any networking hardware". This kinda sucks so I was wondering if anyone could help me out and figure out how to fix this.

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Good DayI am having a problem with my notebook, it can't detect any bluetooth devices even visibility option is turned on. The bluetooth driver is working properly and I've tried to update it through device manager and it says that it's up to date but still it won't detect any bluetooth devices. Anyone who know how to fix this?

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Suddenly WM said that I needed to connect my devices before I could burn a CD. The thing is my devices are internal. It was working and then the next day it's not. Nothing has changed from what I know, no viruses have been found, no spyware, etc. I've tried uninstalling and reinstalling and microsoft.com has absolutely no help regarding this issue. Any ideas what might be the problem or should I just say the heck with it and try to find a freeware program that'll let me burn CD's to play in my car.

A:Windows Media Player not detecting my devices

Just a note that I didn't include before is that I know my drive is working because I tested it with another CD.

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I just connected and disconnected my android device to the usb on my pc few times.
Then for no reason i heared some times the sound of detecting the device on/off automatic i didn't do anything but i could keep using the device on the pc.

And now again not sure what happened but now when i connect my device to the usb device it dosen't detect i at all and also other devices. No sound of detection nothing.

What i tried so far ?

1. Disabled/Enabled all usb controllers in Device Manager > Universial Serial Bus Controllers.

2. Restarted pc didn't work so now i tried to shut down the pc also didn't solve it.

3. I found window hotfix should be also for windows 8 but when i tried to run it i got message error it's not for my window. I have windows 8.1 pro. This is the hotfix i tried: https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/2830154 not working.

Now i see another thing in the Device Manager i see yellow on: Unkown usb device, I tried to disable and uninstall it if i uninstall it it's gone. Tried to connect the device to the pc again nothing. Disable didnt work updating drive not working.
What else could make this problem ? I had the same problem few days ago so i shut down the pc and it was working again.
But now nothing help.

A:Windows stopped detecting usb devices how to solve it ?

Did you try deleting or uninstalling all the usb devices and rebooting? It is an old support trick to get Windows to reinstall the same driver. It seems to work as often as not.

If it does not work after that, at least for a short time, it may be a hardware issue.

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My Verbatim 1TB USB External Hard Drive was hanging my PC at boot message "Auto Detecting USB Mass Storage Devices... Device #01. An old thread found on this forum had a similar problem with a WD 1TB My Book. The solution found then was changing the BIOS setting to DISABLE Legacy USB support. When I checked my settings I found my Legacy USB support was set to AUTO. Following the prior threads success I changed the setting to DISABLE and the problem was solved. Apparently when faced with the choice of Enable Disable or Auto, the Auto setting doesn't always choose the appropriate action. Thanks guys and gals for a great forum site.
 

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So here's the deal.  I've got 2 gtx 680 cards, and and have 2 monitors with my computer connected through a DVI cable.  I have a 3rd 30' HDMI cable running to my big screen.  I can mirror the 2nd display on DVI perfectly to the HDMI HDTV.  Both systems can play the sound perfectly - BUT - not at the same time.  I have to go into sound control and either select the HDTV for sound -OR- the bose speakers on my computer.
 
I've tried stereo mixer to duplicate the sound.  Didn't work.  I've tried virtual audio cable, and it can duplicate the sound, but you have to configure it everytime - PLUS - there is a delay in the sound...so it's not sync'd properly with the movie.  So that's no good either.
 
I know you can set one device for your 'sound' and one for you 'communications'.  Whoopee doo.  That blows.  
 
What I want is simple.  I want my TV & 2nd monitor to play the movie.  I want my bose usb hi def speakers on my computer to play the sound, and I want the speakers on my tv to play the sound through HDMI.  I heard this used to be able to be done in XP, but no longer.  This is a $2400 computer system, with the ultimate version of 7 on it.  Something like this *should* be kiddie play, but I can't figure it out.
 
Any way to rig it so it works?

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i just bought a plug and play blutooth dongle .
the first time i put it in it installed certain drivers but 2 failed and it said device unplugged.
so i uninstalled the drivers and plugged in the dongle again.
now it installed evrythin fine.
but when i try to add a device it dosent discover my headset or phone.
i made my computer to allow devices to view it from the bluetooth settings, but my phone cant find the pc too.

the light in the dongle is blinking too.
its an enter E-UBTV dongle .

thanks alot in advance for any advice.

regards,
E-GHOST

A:plug and play bluetooth dongle not detecting devices and not able to f

Try the drivers from Support - they show as 32bit though, no idea if they will work for you.

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As the title suggests, my on board sounds, seem to have failed, every time I boot, I get a Windows Troubleshooter telling me that the audio devices and services are not enabled or started, the troubleshooter fails without any errors to report (will grab a screen of this when I can)

Here is a screenshot of my windows systray showing that windows says there are no audio devices along with my playback devices window, showing speakers connected (no volume marker next to it if you notice)

You can find my full system specs listed in my profile, don't really wanna type em out again.

I went into device manager and uninstalled all my sound and video drivers and re-installed all fresh from AMD/Realtek (AMD Omega Catalyst Version 14.12 and Realtek HD Audio Codec V2.75)

EDIT: ADDED Windows Troubleshooter Screens






Any assistance would be excellent.

Sry for large sized post, spoiler tags not working?

A:Realtek/Windows Sound not working but detecting devices.

What I recall, this is a Windows problem and not a problem with the sound drivers.

Run the SFC /scannow three times and see if that helps. It may take a reinstall.

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Have a Dell Inspiron 1150 with XP Home SP2. The USB ports stopped working. Hardware manager sees them and finds no fault. When I connect a flash drive that works on other PCs, nothing happens; no power & the system doesn't recogize a device.

Found the post regarding USB.inf and reinstalled the file from Install CD. Now there is power, but system still does not see a device connected.

Ran Dell diagnostic tests: On USB controller 0, Register Test fails with Error Code 4E00:011C. Msg: Register 0 read write failed. Found 40h - Expected 00h.
Memory Structure Test: Error Code 4E00:0224 MSG: FRNUM Register is not walking frame list.
Controller 1 & 2 report same failures.

Can anyone suggest what is wrong, and can it be corrected?
Thanks in advance...
Frank P
 

A:USB ports don't see devices

It sounds like there may be a hardware fault with the ports. But try cleaning out past devices.

USB Device Cleanup
 

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I have an ASUS ROG RAIDR Express PCIE SSD which I have it in UEFI mode where I was able to install Windows 7 successfully on it with my motherboard BIOS set to UEFI mode and CSM to UFEI as well. But now when I connect my storage HDD's and my 2 Corsair Neutron GTX SSD's which I set up in a RAID0 array in Legacy mode along with my Blu-ray RW optical drive, they're not recognized in Windows at all. How can I get Windows to recognize my drives in UEFI if even possible at all? I've tried switching the CSM back to Legacy to see if that'll work, but my system gets stuck in boot loop after the Intel RAID setup screen.

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Whenever I try to connect my flash drive, phone or digi cams. It can't detect anything
then I saw this in device manager, is this the culprit?
Please give me solutions.. I can't do my project without transferring files

A:USB ports don't recognize my usb devices

With none of the items giving issues connected to the USB ports , what happens if you right click and uninstall that 'unknown device' in the Device manager and re-boot your PC...does it re-appear and windows then tries to install a device driver for it?

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Here is the situation, my dell Desktop pc's Usb ports don't work, I can attack my Ipod, phone, Camera or even printer and it will say 'Windows can't recognize the device' it may have malfunctioned etc.. I will post a screenshot of my device manager to show you what it says there. The only thing it can recognize is my Mouse and Keyboard, don't know why but yeah the 2 things I need oh and also my wireless adapter.
Well I have tried numorous solutions which I have tried with no success, I have turned my Pc off at the wall which seemed to fix it for 10 minutes, I have uninstalled all my usb ports and re-installed which also worked for a small time then again broke.
Anything you need just message me.
Thanks Liam.
 

A:Usb Ports Cant Recognize Devices

Most likely, it could be a problem with your motherboard, that is causing some devices to not be detected. Another possibility is the drivers have issues, or Windows itself may have issues.
Go to:
Start> Control Panel> System> Hardware> Device Manager> Universal Serial Bus Connectors
(double click)

.......Do you see any yellow exclamation marks next to the hardware?

If there are no driver issues, you may find that clicking "uninstall" for the USB devices, and restarting
your computer allowing the drivers to re-install..could clear up the problem. You may need to troubleshoot to narrow down the problem, but as I stated the problem could be with the motherboard itself.

(You could also try getting a USB PCI/PCI-E card if you can obtain one and see if the problem persists)
 

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Hi, So my laptop (HP G71-340US) has 1 USB port on the left and 2 USB ports on the right.

My mouse (wireless logitech optical mouse) and my ipod (2nd gen ipod touch) work only in the left USB port.

My SanDisk USB Cruzers work in all 3.

When i plug in my ipod or mouse to the USB ports on the right, i get a "device has malfunctioned" message.
Also sometimes when I plug my ipod in on the left, I will get a "Device can perform faster" message, but the ipod still works.

I have tried rebooting and it hasn't solved the problem.

Its pretty frustrating because I cant have my mouse and ipod plugged in at the same time.
 

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My USB ports are not recognizing devices, I've reinstalled all the drivers for everything i can think of, its not the actual port because I'm still receiving power to the ports because my phone will charge just not recognize. I actually did a factory reset on my laptop and it is still not working, what do I do? I have a Toshiba satellite laptop, model # L505D-S5965. Any help would be much appreciated.
 

A:USB Ports Not Recognizing Devices! HELP PLEASE

Please do not start more than one thread for the same issue.

Closing duplicate.
 

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I have an eMachines W3050 Desktop

For some reason, all of a sudden,when I plug in my USB network adapter, it doesn't turn on and every other device plugged in turns off. If I connect anything to the computer, they won't turn on. The problem occurred when my desktop was running Windows XP. I wiped it and booted Ubuntu but the problem didn't go away.

I'm here asking for help because I don't know where else to look. There isn't anything important on (or in) my desktop so throw me all your suggestions as long as it is mostly safe to do. I just want internet, a working mouse, and a working keyboard all at the same time. Please help!

Thank you TSG community,

-A
 

A:USB ports don't seem to power other devices

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My computer won't recognize somethings, like flash drives, mp3 players and my phones when I plug them into the USB port. It will work with my web cam and camera though, what can I do?
When I first got the computer (right after xp came out), my printer worked through the USB and then stopped. Gateway said it is not my drivers because it works with somethings, am I out of luck?
Please help, I don't know what else to do.

A:USB ports don't work for some devices

hi i would try uninstalling all the usb drivers reboot and windows should reinstall and see how things work

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When I got up this morning my internet wasn't working. After going through everything it turns out that the wireless USB dongle I use wasn't being detected properly. I uninstalled it and reinstalled the driver. It still didn't work. I tried it in another port, it still didn't work. I tested another dongle of the same model and that wouldn't work either. I installed a spare dongle of a different model and that wouldn't work either.

I also found that an expansion USB hub that I'd installed earlier also wasn't working (this device is connected to a port at the back). It seems as though any USB device I install comes up as 'Unknown device'. I even thought that, perhaps, the drivers for the USB ports themselves might be at fault, so I tried uninstalling and reinstalling them. Device manager says they're fine.

Any ideas?

A:USB ports won't detect devices

when you plug something into the USB ports, does anything at all come up on the computer? If nothing does, you may have disabled the USB ports in the BIOS

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I have an ASUS M2N4-SLI motherboard with 4 built in USB 2.0 hubs in the back, basically my mouse has been cutting out every now and again, and sometimes it even thinks its been unplugged. I have no idea whats going on
 

A:USB Ports Cutting Out? or is it my USB devices?

please someone help!
 

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Greetings! Sorry if this has been covered but Seven Forums search isn't working atm -- I search for USB 3.0 and I get no results! I went through pages of posts and read all relevant posts but they haven't resolved my problem.

Anyway:

OS: win 7 pro 64 sp1
mobo: asrock x58 extreme6
cpu: i7 970

No overclocking, nothing else goofy going on.

I have two USB 3.0 devices and when I plug them in to USB 2.0 ports, they both are recognized. One is a drive and it fires right up. I can access it without issue. Another is a Black Magic Intensity Shuttle. The shuttle makes not promises about working with USB 2.0 but the important thing is that the USB 2.0 ports are working and both devices appear to be working.

Now, USB 2.0 devices work with my USB 3.0 ports as well.

I've updated the firmware to 3028 on both my NEC USB 3.0 controllers. I'm also running the latest drivers and NECs usb controller utility shows both controllers and reports no errors. USB 3.0 is listed as "enabled" in the BIOS.

I'm happy to post more info or run diagnostics at will. I'm really stuck!

A:USB 3.0 Ports Not Working with USB 3.0 Devices

Welcome to Seven Forums LeadCarbonate.
Check Device Manager/USB devices/ USB 3.0. It should have a driver from Renesas, NEC no longer supports it.

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