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USB device not recognized - but there is no usb device connected

Q: USB device not recognized - but there is no usb device connected

It's recognized in device manager as "Unknown device". But I've not connected anything to pc. Also all of my usb ports are working at 1.1 speed. When I try to connect any device, I get the message "that it could work faster, if i connect it to hi-speed usb port".

Any suggestions?

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Preferred Solution: USB device not recognized - but there is no usb device connected

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: USB device not recognized - but there is no usb device connected

It could be two unrelated issues.
1. You could have a device that needs a driver.
2. Some motherboards use a mixture of 1.1 and 2.0 ports, so that's the reason for the message.

You could check to see if you can get a hardware id for the device, from the device manager.
If using an Intel board, try Intel? Driver Update Utility

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Hello,
I'm about to loose my mind..
So today I've pluged-in an Arduino device and everything gone great until for some unknown reason my computer just ignored the device and started to pop-up "USB device not recognized" the same device works perfectly fine in my other computer.. after trying, I think, everything, including deleting all usb devices in "dev_show_nonpresent_devices=1" mode.

Desperately, encourged with a long time's will upgrding my OS, I've formatted the primary partition and installed all clean windows 8 (don't worry, everything is legal).

Surprisingly enough, the same problem continues, but with a twist, in the device manager I have a persistent "Unknown USB device (port reset faild)", with no external usb connected.

All the other unknown devices' drivers I've found and updated.

I have "HP Compaq 6703b" laptop with Windows 8 64 bit.

Thanks for reading and sorry for my english,
Hope anyone could help

A:USB device not Recognized And nothing is connected

Hi this might work i searched using "windows 8 drivers for Arduino device" and came up with this :

https://www.google.com.au/search?q=w...a&channel=fflb

Then thought this might be the best solution : Darrell's Write: Arduino Uno on Windows 8 without disabling driver signing

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hi I am trying to transfer data from my Nokia Lumia 530 with windows 8.1 to my dell desk top computer that is running
windows 7 operating system via usb cable, when I connect the usb I get the error message (usb device not recognized)

even though drivers are installed, can you please help?

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i have acer e1-571 notebook.running windows 10.from last few days my pc giving this error-Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)

To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.                                                            
                                                                i have tried all kind of suggestions
given by microsoft related this problem .but   cant solved.card reader ,pen drive ,external keyboard ,or external mouse no one working.2.some  random  keys  is not working .please fix my issue .

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Hello everyone,
i hope you can help me sorting out this issue that is causing me a hard headache at the moment.

I've bought this new Lenovo Z50-70 laptop with windows 8.1 preinstalled on it. Fresh new.

I'm trying to connect via usb a guitar audio interface (Line6 POD HD500) so i installed the drivers via the .exe setup file i downloaded from Line6's site.
The device worked fine on my previous HP pavilion with windows 7.

Now when i completed the installation, i connected it and i had this error:Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)A request for the USB device descriptor failed.
I used slimdrivers to update all the other drivers, in case it was a conflict causing the error.
I checked via command prompt with command "pnputil -e" and i saw a driver from the vendor of the device listed, so it is installed correctly i think.
I tried all USB ports i have, 3.0 and 2.0 on one side of laptop and 2.0 on other side.

When on device manager, if i click update drivers and choose the "let me pick from a list of device drivers.." i don't see the company name of the device.

i saw that another guy posted a really similar problem on SevenForum and he figured out how to force windows to use the drivers but he didn't post the solution.. Here is the post: Can't get Windows 7 x64 to use the drivers I've installed repeatedly Solved - Windows 7 Help Forums

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A:USB device not recognized. Device descriptor request faile

I am having the same exact problem as you, Cattanius. I couldn't get it to connect to my computer over 2 years ago and then just decided to try it the other day. I didn't expect anything to show up in device manager because I thought the usb port was fubar, but then I see the same message you got and all of the sudden there's hope! I hope.

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my hdd usb 3.0 and my printer hp photosmart don't apperar and they appear on the device manager. 

A:USB device connected to port but I can't see device in My Computer

It is hard to know from here, but an HDD won't appear until it is initialized, partitioned and formatted with a drive letter assigned.  The printer should appear in the control panel under devices and printers,

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So, the other day I tried to insert my friends usb into one of the frontal usb ports, it said it couldn't recognize the device or that it had malfunctioned. From that point on, Anything connected to the pc via the usb won't be recognized. heres a picture

anyway, everything else on the pc works fine, so theirs either some really easy way of fixing this or i need to buy a new motherboard/serial bus.

so, yeah, any help would be appreciated.
 

A:USB device not recognized... device has malfunctioned... HELP!

Try unplugging the computer for a minute or two, so there's no power to the mother board, then turn it back on and see if the USBs work again.
 

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i don't know what is this problem. and it always appears on my system tray
How to fix it?

These are some pictures.

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I have a Dell notebook, with what I believe is a USB 1.1 port on it. I recently bought a Microsoft wireless notebook optical mouse. There is no installation CD with it, you are just supposed to plug it in and it should work. Well when I do that, I get an error comes up saying USB device not recognized. When I look at the properties it says "no drivers are installed for this device", and I have the device usage as enabled. I've tried updating the driver and it says I have the most recent updates installed. It comes up as an unknown device as well.

Other things like my printer work in this USB port, so I don't think the port itself is defective. I also plugged the mouse into another computer and it works with no problems. I am running on XP with SP2 installed.

The product specs say it should work on USB 1.1 or 2.0, so I don't think that is the problem either. Any ideas? I've gone through all of the troubleshooting with no luck.
 

A:USB device not recognized + unknown device

try downloading the latest intellipoint drivers from MS and installing them.

http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/mouseandkeyboard/Download.mspx
 

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This has become a great annoyance to me.

Whenever I have my keyboard and mouse plugged into my computer (the mouse uses a USB port on the KB (it's a G-15)) I keep getting messages of "USB Device Not Recognized", however, the mouse and keyboard work perfectly fine. It's not really a problem, it's not restricting me, but it is extremely annoying.

Any solution to this problem?

Note: I recently re-installed Windows (literally about an hour ago), it did not do this beforehand.
Note 2: I have tried to restart the computer.

A:"USB Device Not Recognized" but the device is working fine.

A search turned up some easy things.

Does this happen coming out of sleep or hibernate?
Does this happen in another USB port
I think you said you rebooted - no change. If you haven't rebooted, give that a go.

Last one: right click on the device in Device Manager and select "Scan for update". Could be the USB, mouse or kb - scan all asscociated devices

That's all I have,

Bill

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Hello,

I have a PC which is having a lot of trouble recognizing a USB data acquisition device. Starting from a situation where the PC *does* recognize the device, here is the basic pattern:

1. PC shows device in Device Manager under "Data Acquisition Devices".

2. If the PC is power-cycled via the power plug itself, the device is no longer recognized under Device Manager ("Unknown Device").

3. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Turn Off, same results as above, no longer recognized.

4. If the PC is power-cycled via Start Menu --> Restart, no problems, device recognized.

When the device is not recognized, unplugging and replugging the USB cable makes no difference to the situation. In order to correct the issue, I disable and then enable via Device Manager (which also involves a restart).

This pattern is extremely repeatable.

I am working with WinXP SP2, Pentium, 2.8 GHz, 504 MB RAM.

This PC was returned from a customer site - the PC and USB device are used in a machine my company manufactures. Apparently this issue just started happening one day. We want not only to correct the issue, but in fact to understand the root cause and ensure it will not happen again in the future.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated - thanks!
 

A:USB Device Recognized / Not Recognized based on shut-down method

You could try reinstalling the usb drivers.
JohnWill has fix that is worth a try

Johnwill's solution

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
__________________
Microsoft MVP - Shell/User
 

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I upgraded to Windows 10 a while back. Every time I open the computer I get a pop-up notification telling me the USB device is unrecognized. I have no USB devices in any of my 3 USB ports.
I sent my computer in twice. No help. They just uninstalled everything and reinstalled everything and told me it should be fixed. It is not. I then went about updating every driver in my Device Manager. I uninstalled the Unknown USB Device and then updated
other drivers. Certain drivers (such as PCI Express Root Port #3 - 9C14) when updating would also reinstall the Unknown USB Device, which I would then uninstall and keep working down the list. At the end of updating EVERYTHING I scanned for hardware changes
and "found" the Unknown USB Device. 
From what I can tell, and I know very little about this stuff, my computer can't name one of my USB ports. Since it can't figure out what it's called it can't download the proper driver for it. Since it can't download the proper driver it can't work properly.
The practical result from this is that one of my three USB ports does nothing when I put in any USB item (connect my android phone, thumb drive, presentation clicker, etc).
I've looked on tons of forums. My current thought is that if I can tell my computer what the deice is or download the right driver and tell my computer to use that driver for this device it should solve my issue. But I don't know how to know what the name
of the USB port should be (I imagine it woul... Read more

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Hello everyone..
Yesterday my laptop pushed a new Win 10 update, and all went fine, or at least I think so.
But today I see that my Sony WALKMAN - which I used with no problem until now, can't be recognized anymore.

Basically it just shows as (E or Usb Drive E: but when I click it it says "Please insert a disk into E:/" like there is nothing there.

Now the interesting part is.. if I go to Device Manager I see it and clicking on properties etc t says it's working fine.

But if I go to Disk Management, the Drive shows as 14 gb of unallocated space and it's greyed out.

However, if I put it on my brother's laptop, it works perfectly and it can be opened, music moved into it etc - it shows as Healthy - Primary Partition in Disk Management. So it doesn't seem broken...

It's the same on each of the 4 usb ports btw. But, other usb devices (2 phones, 1 tablet) don't have any issue and are detected.

What could have caused this? I tried the basic Disable/Enable in Device Manager and also Uninstall Driver.. It doesn't do anything, it appears back when I replug it in.

No change in Safe Mode and no change after sfc /scannow

If anyone has any idea I'd be happy to try anything to fix this..

Thanks!

A:USB device not recognized on my laptop but recognized in other pcs/lap

This problem is being reported by many forum members with many different USB devices. It seems that Windows 10 Anniversary is having problems properly recognizing certain USB drives and devices. So far, no one has come up with a clear fix for this issue but it sounds like it is clearly related to the Anniversary update. For the record, I did a clean install and have not had any issues but most of the people reporting this problem make reference to updating to Anniversary.

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Hi there,
I've recently bought a "Trandscend StoreJet 2.5 Mobile" 160GB USB HDD.
The details of the product can be viewed on the following official link of the product.
Link: http://www.transcendusa.com/Products/ModDetail.asp?ModNo=198&LangNo=0

Issue:
The problem i am facing is, the drive doesn't get detected.
As described in the manual its a "Plug & Play" device and doesn't need to be formatted.
Also, as i am using Windows XP professional it doesn't require to install any drivers.
I've also checked the Disk Management in the Computer management..but it doesn't show up even in there.
I've noticed that whenever i connect the HDD, it gives very low random beeps.
Sometimes after connecting it shows a bubble at the system tray,"USB device not recognized".
I've read the users manual thoroughly and also tried connecting both ends of the Y-cord USB cable in the computer for extra power..it still doesn't detect it.
When i tried connecting it on my friends' PCs it gets detected immediately and works perfectly.
Also, i don't have any issues connecting other USB devices like 4/8 GB pen drives or my mobile phone on my desktop computer..Kindly help.

System Specifications:
Desktop computer,
RAM: 256MB
IDE HDD: 160GB
OS: WIndows XP
Processor: Intel P4 (1.7GHz)

Thanx & Regards,
Saurabh Patil.
 

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I use an external hard drive to back up my computer. I plug it in and it takes about 30 minutes. Today I plugged it in and immediately got the message "USB Device Not Recognized." I disconnected and reconnected with the same result. I updated the driver in device manager but was told I had the most recent update. I've tried everything I can think of and my PC still will not recognize the external hard drive. What could be wrong?
 
Thanks.

A:USB Device Not Recognized

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post. 
Louis

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Hello.
When I plugged my HP Scanjet 3970 to my PC, Windows show me a message "USB Device not Recognized". What is my problem?


 My Motherboard USB is 2 and 3.

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I'm pretty sure that it isn't the first subject about it, but I didn't find any threads wich looked like mine, so I'm doing a new one.
Yesterday, I was browsing the Internet like everyday of the week, and my mouse stopped working, for no reason. It just does the "tadam" (sound wich is done when we put or eject an USB device from an USB port.
My first opinion was that my mouse had a problem, so I tried it on my bro's PC, it worked just fine. Then I tried, my brother's mouse on mine, and it didn't work. Hence, obviously, my PC is the reason of my problems. Nonetheless, my iPod synchronizes itouself on my PC, so there is some devices which work anyway.
I'm kinda desperate.
Windows 7 ultimate *64
Mouse logitech, full drivers up to date I guess.
Hope you'll find the problem!!

A:USB device not recognized.

By the way, I'm running avast, it hasn't found anything, yet.

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Hi guys, first time on the SevenForums so go easy on me I consider my self pretty savvy when it comes to computers, but this problem made me question myself. Today while I was repairing my friend's virus-infested laptop, I've made a terrible mistake - I used my very own USB flash drive on his laptop. I was a bit too late when I came to realize this, and his laptop could no longer identify my flash drive.

First off, I thought that this might be his computer's problem, but it wasn't. I tried plugging it into my own computer when I get home, and the computer would not recognize it.

For troubleshooting, I did the following.Plugging it into different USB ports on my computer.
Restarting the computer
Plugging it into another computer
Plug a different USB drive.
I've come to a conclusion that only the flash drive that I used to plug into my friend's computer was not working. Of course I did a virus scan after the troubleshooting - it gave me 5 infections from Trojan Generic and 2 from Trojan Downloader.

My first guess is that the viruses made my flash drive went kaput, and that I will need to reformat it. But now the computer could not even recognize the drive.

I will appreciate you guys' help.

A:USB Device not recognized.

Welcome!

Is the drive displayed in Device Manager and/or disk managment?

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Hi! Suddenly started to get "USB device not recognized error". It occurs every 5 sec followed by "plugged" and "unplugged" sounds, just like u r trying to plug and then immediately unplug something. I found kinda workaround: unplug from the outlet, remove all the usb devices, wait a minute and then power on, login and plug in all the devices back. But it works until the next shut down. Then I have to do it again. All the usb devices (usb cam, speakers, usb3 drive, mouse & keyboard, usb2 extender with wifi dongle on it) work. Please help me! This is at work video editing pc so I really suffer from the "pu-bum" sound every 2.5 sec.
Help!

I have Win7 Pro 64bit
ASUS p8p67 mobo

A:USB device not recognized every 5 sec

Hi there .. Just as a test remove some of the USB Devices and see how it goes .. What sort of Video editing do you do is it on a very large scale .. Also have a look at the Motherboards website and see if they have a BIOS update .. I do not normally recommend this . But it could provide more Stability

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I'm recieving the following error "USB device not recognized". I have attempted many fix recommendations I have seen posted aroun the internet with no luck. My usb ports were working fine previously with xp and vista installed on my system. I installed windows 7 and they were working fine until the very first update for windows 7 was installed. Since the update I have been unable to use any usb products(printer, iphone, etc...) other than my mouse and keyboard. I have attempted to uninstall the update. I have also attempted to install windows xp, vista, and windows 7 and have had no luck with any version.

I don't know what information I could provide that would assist anyone in helping me. If I need more info posted, please let me know. I would greatly appreciate any help provided.

Motherboard - EVGA Nforce 650i Ultra
All drivers are up to date
Bios was updated also

A:USB device not recognized - Help!

Have you installed all of your nForce chipset drivers with the latest ones available for Vista.

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Pls help me with this one.

I can't install my hp d2560 printer on my pc

everytime I plug the printer to the pc a message always says

"usb device not recognized" I tried installing the printer to another pc

and it was installed with no problems..

I thought the problem was the usb ports but my motherboard

is brand new, it's an ecs g31t-m board

I tried reinstalling the OS im using XP home edition

still I get the same error message pls help me
 

A:USB device not recognized

Does this happen using the rear USB or front USB ports?
 

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I have a USB port on my motherboard that never worked. I had the problem with Windows 7 complaining about it, but something I did got Windows 7 to be quiet.

Now I have Windows 10.

Action Center is popping a steady stream - and I do mean steady - of "USB device not recognized."

Device Manager refreshes so often it is hard to right click on things because of the refreshing.

The item is listed as "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)." It alternates between these 2 error messages.

Device status:
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.

Device status:
Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)

To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.


Here is my USB list:

Universal Serial Bus controllers
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3A
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3C
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A34
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A35
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A36
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A37
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A38
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A39
Logitech USB Camera (Orbit/Sphere AF)
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A:USB device not recognized

XERXESII

I have EXACTLY this problem on a Del Precision T1500 - Did anyone get back to you with a solution or did you solve your problem yourself?

Netless







Originally Posted by XERXESII


I have a USB port on my motherboard that never worked. I had the problem with Windows 7 complaining about it, but something I did got Windows 7 to be quiet.

Now I have Windows 10.

Action Center is popping a steady stream - and I do mean steady - of "USB device not recognized."

Device Manager refreshes so often it is hard to right click on things because of the refreshing.

The item is listed as "Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed)." It alternates between these 2 error messages.

Device status:
Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.

Device status:
Currently, this hardware device is not connected to the computer. (Code 45)

To fix this problem, reconnect this hardware device to the computer.

A request for the USB device descriptor failed.
Here is my USB list:

Universal Serial Bus controllers
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3A
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A3C
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A34
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A35
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Host Controller - 3A36
Intel(R) ICH10 Family USB Enhanced Hos... Read more

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I have a Samsung laser printer which has been working fine. All of a sudden, nothing prints. I go to control panel and there are no printers. I unplug the USB cable and plug it back in and get the baloon message in the tray, that USB Device not recognized.
What's up? I need help.
 

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Hi, would or could someone help me, all of a sudden a usb device has stopped working, it is not recognized now im sure that i have searched every where for an answer i have tried lots of things, it says windows has stopped this device it has reported problems, the device is a sony walkman mp3 player, there has never been a problem up to now, i have searched ( some where along the line it has a missing driver) i have been onto sony website and i cannot see any software or driver downloads . i been all day trying to fix it, but i cant , ive seen some where that it is generic usb driver problem also virtual wi fi mini port adapter problem ,that has come up while i have been searching. also how do you get into device manager on windows 7 hope some can help. many thanks Pearl

A:device not recognized

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Pearlypearl


Hi, would or could someone help me, all of a sudden a usb device has stopped working, it is not recognized now im sure that i have searched every where for an answer i have tried lots of things, it says windows has stopped this device it has reported problems, the device is a sony walkman mp3 player, there has never been a problem up to now, i have searched ( some where along the line it has a missing driver) i have been onto sony website and i cannot see any software or driver downloads . i been all day trying to fix it, but i cant , ive seen some where that it is generic usb driver problem also virtual wi fi mini port adapter problem ,that has come up while i have been searching. also how do you get into device manager on windows 7 hope some can help. many thanks Pearl



Look here. Sony Mp3 Walkman is not getting Detected ! [Solved]

Ken

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during hp printer installation, whenever i connect printer USB cable, it says "USB device not recognised". how to overcome this problem?

A:usb device not recognized

Go to start/programs/accessories/system tools/ system information/ problem devices check for any problems. If the drivers are not there for the usb, they won't work. you might go to hardware manager, select whatever is missing,and then update the driver.
Have you installed the printer drivers with a cd or downloaded the drivers from the internet? If not, you must install it in order for the printer to work.

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plz see attached file, i have to bear the notification sound continuosly,
i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, updating but still problem not resolved.

A:USB Device not recognized

  
Quote: Originally Posted by farrukhali14




plz see attached file, i have to bear the notification sound continuosly,
i have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, updating but still problem not resolved.


Ok so I saw the attached file. Whats the question/problem?

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I plugged my external hard drive into a computer at work and it was not recognized. So I tried another computer at work and it still had the problem. Now it happens on my home computer also. I tried it with a flash drive and it also happened. I suspect that the first computer at work did something to cause this.

I have tried rebooting and unplugging my computer with the device attached. Troubleshoot hasn't helped. I tried uninstalling it and updating software/drivers but it doesn't do anything.

Any advice is appreciated.
 

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Hey guys. I'm trying to get my Cowon J3 MP3 player to work with my HP Elitebook 8440p. I know, I know- who uses MP3 players anymore right? Well I love this thing to death- it sounds great and has awesome battery life even after something like 7 years or more.

My problem is when I try to connect it to my Windows 10 laptop I get 'USB device not recognized." I've googled the problem as many ways as I can think to do so, and tried many solutions but nothing seems to work. the device is able to connect in both MTP and MSC mode, but neither will work.

I'm currently traveling, and before I left home I plugged it into my windows 10 desktop and interacted with it via windows media player no problem, so I find it unlikely to be a problem with the player itself. I'd try it on another computer but I'm surrounded by macs... (I did try plugging it into my roommates mac just cuz but no luck there either).

If anyone could suggest something that might get this gem of a legacy device to interact with my laptop I'd be extremely grateful
Thanks for reading!
 

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Hello everyone,

So, two days ago I was rendering a video on an editing program, and a notice came up saying I was out of memory. My external HD was in the computer at the time, because I put clips from there into the videos that I render.

Since then, USB devices that previously worked are working anymore (external HD; printer), besides my mouse. Whenever I plug one into the USB port, it comes up with a yellow triangle with an exclamation mark on the bottom right of my screen saying, "One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it."

Does anyone know how I should go about fixing this?

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop.

I have heard of people with this exact problem. Many of them simply unplug their computer and it is fixed. I have tried doing that, but I feel it may be different, since I have a laptop. I will try taking my battery out and leaving it out overnight (again) and will follow up tomorrow.

I have tried reinstalling drivers, and uninstalling the hubs in device manager as well. When I contacted Dell, they came to the conclusion that I need to reinstall the operating system...
Thanks,
Matt
 

A:USB device not recognized

Re-install USB Ports

First step, Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore. Create a restore point and name it something like "Before USB Fix". This is to bail you out if something goes wrong during the following process and makes things worse.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG

-------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

-------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't h... Read more

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Hello All - I have a Latitude D600 that is fairly new and I get an error message randomly throughout the day. The message reads "USB device not recognized - one of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it"

The only USB port being used is for an optical mouse, which I have replaced and the error keeps occuring. Any ideas?

thanks in advance!
 

A:USB Device Not Recognized

Hmmmmm... Sounds like a call to Dell might be the answer to this one. Un less you have had other things in the past pluged into any of the USB ports then that is the only thing I can think of that would cause that problem or it could be that the computer was part of a net work and reading it from there but that Idea is very far fetched. I would call dell or look on ther site in the FAQ section and see if anyone else has had the same problem. This sounds like a dell thing to me. I could be wrong though Its a thought
 

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My mainboard is an Intel 440ZX 100Mhz. I have a P II 400. Also, I'm running Windows 98.

Anyhow, the mainboard has 1 PCI slot which has my 56K Motorola modem into it. The modem has a jack for a microphone (which is the only reason I need it, to use my mic).

I haven't used the modem in over 1.5 years since I have cable internet, so I don't know when my the modem became inactive.

Anyhow, when I went to Control Panel -> Systems -> Device Manager, I am told the PCI Communication Device is unknown, so I clicked the remove button (to remove the PCI device, hoping that the next time I reboot, Windows will notice the device and tell me to install it).

When I reboot, windows didnt' recognize it, so how can I get windows to recognize it? I opened up my PC and made sure the modem card is plugged into the slot correctly already.

Thanks in advance.
 

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OK lets try to explain it all after visiting windows update I started with a problem with there site , it said i had to start some services so i did and then there was 8 updates for me to download after I downloaded the updates then restarted the computer the computer hung on the shutdown after a long wait i had to physically shut it off at the power switch then at the start it would not start all the way, right after it gives the windows recovery screen it just stayed black then if I restart it again it goes to the screen with the -start windows normally or safe mode ,safe mode don't work but the start last known good start does, that is where i am now all seems to work but i get an error mess that says usb device not recognized when you click on it it has usb root hub 64 ports wants it goes thrue all 64 ports the error mess stop but if i restart i have to do all over again i have uninstalled all the updates that i could but still have problem one of my ? is how do i have last known start be the main start
 

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Until recently my usb scanner, camera and thumb drives (1,2 and 4GB) worked fine...about two weeks ago I started receiving the error message "USB device found" then "Installing your USB device" followed by "USB device is working properly" and then immediately afterwards the error message "USB device not recognized".

Within Device Manager it shows one controller as "Enhanced" so I'm assuming from what I've read that that means USB 2.0 drivers are installed. I've Googled the error message and followed several how-to's but still to no avail.

SP2 Q - how do I tell if I have it installed...within Add/Remove it shows many updates but nothing that says specifically SP2. I've downloaded SP2 but not sure I should/want to open that can of worms (after reading about program compatibilty problems)....any thoughts/suggestions would be appreciated.

1) None of my USB devices work.
2) Do I have Service Pack 2 installed?
 

A:USB device not recognized and SP2 Q...

Not absolutely certain, but I believe most older motherboards require Service Pack 2 to enable USB 2 support. The older Socket 939 motherboard I had required SP 2 to enable that support. The P35 chipset motherboard I have now has the support built into the motherboard. Follow this link for instructions on how to determine the service pack you have. If you do not have service pack 2 installed, I strongly suggest you download and install it.

http://www.yorktech.com/wireless/WindowsXP/Determine SP.htm

Good luck.

Jim
 

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My usb just stop working on me yesterday. No matter what kind of usb device I plug in, it just doesn't work. I've tried uninstalling my usb drivers and still nothing. Also when I plug my thumb drive in, it's starts off turning blue(2.0), then turns red(1.1), then turns off, and USB Device Not Recognized pops up. Also when I go to Device Manager, under Non-Plug and Play Drivers, Parport has a yellow explanation mark by it. Serial under Non-Plug and Play has an yellow explanation next to it. I have a Dell Inspiron 5160. 2 usb ports. Both nothing is working. I just remember my internet explorer started acting funny about a week ago. I have been using firefox ever since. When I'm in internet explorer, I keep getting pop ups. If I close the pop up with alt+F4 it closes every window using internet explorer. I have Microsoft Windows XP Professional Version 2002. Service Pack 2, v.2149. Mobile Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CpU 3.20 GHz. 3.19 GHz, 512 MB of Ram. Please help me with my USB problem. Any advice. Please Help!!!!! Thank You.
Here is my Hijack this log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:47:38 PM, on 3/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2, v.2149 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2149)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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well
i have a problem with my usb mass storage.my usb ports read usb mouse,data cables but they do not read pen drives and as i attach a pd,it shows "usb device not recognized" or "device driver not installed". it was working fine in xp but now in win 7 it doesn't. i have installed all drivers and have tried every software but it doesn't work. plz help

motherboard: intel dg31gl essential series

A:usb device not recognized,plz help

Welcome to the Forums! Couple of things you could try:

1: Make sure you have all required Windows Updates and have run full anti-malware scans.

2: Make sure drivers have been recognized.
a. Type Device Manager in the start orb search field.
b. Click on Device Manager.
c. Check for any warnings (yellow triangle with black exclamation mark or red X.)
d. If any warnings appear, double click and follow prompts to repair.

3: Reinstall USB controller(s).
a. Type Device Manager in the start orb search field.
b. Click on Device Manager.
c. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.
d. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.
e. Restart the computer.Windows will automatically install drivers for the controllers. See if this solves issue.

4: Set USB selective suspend to Disabled.
a. Go to Start, type Power Options in the start field and press Enter.
b. Select Change plan settings next to the power plan you want to edit.
c. Select Change advanced power settings.
d. Select Change settings that are currently unavailable.
e. Set USB selective suspend setting to Disabled under USB settings and then click OK to save the changes.

Please post back if any of these help so we can learn from your experiences.

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I tried looking up what could cause this, but too many results and nothing percise.

I have an custom made computer with an intel motherboard (an old D850GB) all was well and then I reinstalled windows p. I used to have USB when I first installed it, but I think I wound up getting a bunch of windows updates all at once, and then the next thing I know when I tried to access something with USB, NOTHING happened.

I have a PCI USB 2 card that doesn't work and neither do the two slots on the motherboard. I have NO Idea what could have gone wrong. Any pointers would be nice.

The motherboard comes with a cd, and I tried to install the software that came with it but it fails every time.

I'm totally stumped.
 

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For a little while now I have been getting error msgs popping up on my desktop that say "USB Device not Recognized, one of the USB devices connected to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. Try reconnecting the device. If Windows still does not recognize it, replace the device."
There is nothing connected to my computer, and this error msg comes up ever 10 sec or so.
When I click on it, it shows 6 usb ports, all used except one that is in bold and says "Unknown USB Device" When I click on it nothing comes up.
Now my USBs are not working correctly, since it will pick up a memory stick that I plug in but will not pick up the wireless mouse that I connect.

This problem started last night when I had my printer cord (via an extension cable) USB, and the wireless mouse connected (plus a DVD in my computer). Everything that was plugged has been connceted before and working.
My system is a Vista-64 bit (faily new)

Any suggestions on how to fix this would be great.
Thanks,
 

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I have a Compaq Presario CQ5306UK Desktop PC with windows 7, which I have had for over a year with no issues. I recently went travelling for 6 months and on my return have this issue. I can't say for certain but I think it was working for a few days on return but it may have been from when I first started using it again so I'm not sure if this is from lack of use for 6 months or what.

Whenever I try to connect USB devices I get the message "USB Device Not Recognized - One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it"

My USB mouse, keyboard and speakers still work fine. But whenever I try to connect my camera, my USB card reader, my Iphone or Ipod (So any other USB device I own) I get this message.

I have tried connecting my camera on a friends PC and this works fine.

Searching on the internet I have tried a few things, I have updated all my drivers, I have tried unplugging my PC for 30 minutes, none of these have any affect.

Another potential solution I have seen is to uninstall all USB devices using device manager and then to unplug for 30 minutes. I am unable to do this one as my mouse and keyboard are USB, and there annoyingly are no PS/2 ports on this computer, so can only get so far down the list before mouse and keyboard stop working.

I really hope someone has some idea how to fix this and it's not a sign that some vital part of my pc is dieing!

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I have a Gateway 4540 Laptop with XP Pro SP 2.I dropped it the other day. Anyway, I use it with an iPod. When I moved the usb cord to the iPod the computer went off...cold. It would'nt start. The power light just flickered when I pushed the power button. After a few minutes it powered up when I pushed the button but it no longer recognizes any usb devices including a mouse, the iPod, storage device, nothing. I get a pop-up saying "usb device not recognized...One of the usb devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it." I checked the device manager. Everything seems to be in order and working. When I open it there are no expanded catagories, usb or otherwise. I read an article saying that it was a service pack problem so I installed service pack 2, which I was avoiding. Now the pop-up does it's thing on it's own instead of when I plug something in to the usb. By the way, before I installed sp2 I ghosted everything back to before this all happened with no help. Another thing, just before all of this happened, I transferred some mp3's with a scandisk usb flash card when I clicked on the icon to disconnect the window poped up telling me to select the device you want to unplug and click stop. Well instead of selecting the device I selected the top of the tree, the one that says mass usb storage device with the usb emblem and then clicked stop. I don't know if mabe I stoped the usb controler from running o... Read more

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I have a Gateway 4540 Laptop with XP Pro SP 2.I dropped it the other day.Click to expand...

Sounds like you`ve damaged the laptop.

Take it in for repair.

Regards Howard
 

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Hi,

I have a Philips Freevents laptop. This afternoon when booted it up the USB Mouse wouldn't work (the red LED is off too) and I got a messages that a USB Device is not recognised.

I have tried two other mice and neither worked, although their LEDs lit up.

When I clicked on the messages in Windows it told me that a USB Root Hub wasn't working.

I scanned previous threads and uninstalled all the root hubs and the unknown device in Device Manager. These then reinstalled during a reboot. But it hasn't made any difference - still getting error messages and mice not working.

Begninning to assume it's a hardware fault with the hub - but strangely an MP3 player is working fine and charging from the USB port.

Any help gratefully recieved.

Thanks

Colin
 

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I have a Gateway 4540 Laptop with XP Pro SP 2.I dropped it the other day. Anyway, I use it with an iPod. When I moved the usb cord to the iPod the computer went off...cold. It would'nt start. The power light just flickered when I pushed the power button. After a few minutes it powered up when I pushed the button but it no longer recognizes any usb devices including a mouse, the iPod, storage device, nothing. I get a pop-up saying "usb device not recognized...One of the usb devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it." I checked the device manager. Everything seems to be in order and working. When I open it there are no expanded catagories, usb or otherwise. I read an article saying that it was a service pack problem so I installed service pack 2, which I was avoiding. Now the pop-up does it's thing on it's own instead of when I plug something in to the usb. By the way, before I installed sp2 I ghosted everything back to before this all happened with no help. Another thing, just before all of this happened, I transferred some mp3's with a scandisk usb flash card when I clicked on the icon to disconnect the window poped up telling me to select the device you want to unplug and click stop. Well instead of selecting the device I selected the top of the tree, the one that says mass usb storage device with the usb emblem and then clicked stop. I don't know if mabe I stoped the usb controler from running o... Read more

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Last few days my tomtom satnav 520 has not been able to connect to my Acer Aspire 2920 laptop.

I persistently get the error message in Vista entitled "USB Device not recognized".

I've tried unplugging the power, trying all USB ports, un-installing the USB ports and re starting, and reloading the TomTom home software.

I plugged my Samsung phone in which didn't connect to it's software first time saying it was idle, after re plugging in a few times and scanning it eventually connected.

Any help greatly appreciated.
 

A:USB Device not recognized

you try plugging into another computer? or a different usb cable? i'm thinking maybe one of the pins in either of those are damaged maybe unless it works fine on another computer
 

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hello, last night i took my sisters mouse and use it on my laptop then once i was done using it i place it back into ther USB and a message in the bottom right told me that the USB devise was not recognized, also i rtyed putting it in the one where the keybord went into then the keybord was not recognized eather?? im guessing it has to do with the USB's its self and not the mouse/keybord? it also might be some kind of visus i already got rid over over 2k visus's from her pc
 

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Your sister's laptop might need Windows reinstalled if you removed 2K viruses from her computer. Go to the Virus & Malware Removal thread and perform the 8-Step removal instructions. Post the logs created
 

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Hi,
I connected samsung s5360 with cable to PC.i have windows 7 32bit.
And what i do for solve this problem?
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Hi South91 .. Have you Installed the Kies software ?.. You should also read the Tutorial about the Kies software .. Both can be found on the Samsung website .

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This post violates a personal policy of contributing to a forum/community before exploiting it, but I'm not at all qualified to contribute to this forum.


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One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it. For assistance in solving this problem, click this message.




This is the message that pops in the lower right corner when I connect the midisport Uno USB midi cable to my computer. The latest driver is attached, and I have service pack 1. The cable works properly on other computers, including one that also has sp1. Also, the USB ports on this computer have had no problems in the past. Both are in near constant use.

I have no idea weather this will help, but here's a hijackthis log.

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Logfile of HijackThis v1.97.7
Scan saved at 7:38:43 PM, on 8/31/2004
Platform: Windows XP SP1 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\PhotoSmart\HP Share-to-Web\hpgs2wnd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\CMEII\CMESys.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\HEWLET~1\PHOTOS~1\HPSHAR~1\hpgs2wnf.exe
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A:USB Device Not Recognized

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

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I have an Inspiron 600M. I have had it about 6 weeks now and for the most part, I love it. About 2 weeks ago, however, I started getting a ?USB Device Not Recognized? message. The problem is there is not a USB device, or any other device, plugged in when it does this. The message comes up and goes away about 5 to 10 times, then it stops for awhile and starts it all over again. Getting to be very annoying. Help.

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