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Q: pc not recognizing mouse

I put in a few miceits not recognizing them. It recognizes my usb mouse that isnt working to good but not the ole ones
please help ty ema

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I am a non-techie and need help desperately.

My Dell Dimension desktop is running Win XP Media. A few days ago the mouse simply stopped working and on a reboot it did not fix it. I was using a wireless keyboard and mouse and noticed the light was not coming on on the receiver/transmitter so thought that perhaps that might be the problem

At the time I did not have another keyboard with a usb plug, my childs pc had a ps2 keyboard and i do not have a ps2 port. So I used my childs pc and my wireless keyboard and mouse work perfectly on it, including my transmitter/receiver.

The problem is obviously not with the hardware since they do work on her pc.

I did however purchase a new keyboard and mouse - usb this time.

I get the same issue.

The keyboard works fine as I am able to boot in safe mode, enter the set up etc and can move around in those screens.

As soon as it hits the XP log in screen though I am screwed, the keyboard is useless and with no mouse I am unable to click on my user name to log in.

I guess the problem is twofold;

1. how can I bypass the log in screen so I can fix the mouse problem

2. what is the mouse problem and how do I fix it?

I am a single parent with no entitlement to financial aid and because of the ages of my kids I am forced to work from home online. Having my pc up and running is vital as my childs is not good enough to run everything I need to earn a living.

Any and all advice gratefully received! Please bear in mind though my limited techn... Read more

A:PC not recognizing mouse

Please do not double-post.

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/733929-mouse-problem.html
 

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Hello! Suddenly my mouse stop working and a error message displays as code 43. Trough device manager I tried to install but amessage displays as "device driver software not successfully installed" . Kindly solve my problem. Thanks  

A:Mouse driver not recognizing

Check for a update on driver or change your mouse or re install os

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Recently i bought Gigatech USB 3D optical mouse. It worked for days perfectly and then suddenly for unknown reason it stopped working, "USB device not recognized". I tried the mouse on other laptop, works perfectly. Last 4 days i went through hell trying to get it working on my HP 650 to no avail. I reinstalled windows 4 times (!!) 32 and 64 bit, same error. I tried uninstalling USB root hubs and all the devices under USB tab in device manager and restarting the laptop.  Mouse got recognized number of times under various names "USB input device", "USB optical mouse" and "HID compliant device", each time working for few seconds to few minutes while freezing all the time and then stopping to work completely, including the led light under the mouse. I tried unplugging all other usb devices, no good, copying files from File repository folder into Inf folder, no good, taking out the battery and letting it sit for 5-10min, no good. Other usb devices i use, WiFi antenna and keyboard work fine in whatever port i plug them in, but mouse keeps getting not recognized whatever i do and like i said even when it does for few seconds it keeps freezing and dies. It worked perfectly for days and than this, i have no idea of the cause or the solution, please help if you have any idea.   

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Hi I hope someone out there can help me with the following problem that I am having with getting my NGS laptop mouse working again as it seems to be trapped.When I now plug the mouse into my laptop it comes up with the following message: One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows 7 does not recognize it.For assistance solving this problem click this message If this does not resolve the problem then replace device ( mouse ).
 

A:Problem with recognizing my NGS mouse

Have you tried replacing the mouse as suggested? Have you tried your mouse on another computer? How old is this NGS mouse?
 

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I recently had to completely wipe my hard drive clean and reinstall everything onto my computer. Upon startup, my computer doesn't always recognize my mouse. The mouse pointer is on the screen, but it won't move. If I restart, then it might recognize it. It's very intermittent. I've tried connecting it to different USB ports, and the same thing happens. I did not need to install a driver for the mouse for it to work, so I don't think it's a driver issue, but not really certain. Any thoughts?

A:Not Recognizing Mouse On Startup - Sometimes!

Have you tried another mouse?
Try that first.

Sounds like it could be a hardware problem.

Also, if you can, find an updated driver for the mouse.

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my keyboard and mouse cut out and yes they are both plugged in. they are stock so i believe they are p/s 2 . uhm a the moment my keyboard is working but my mouse is not. sometimes my keyboard will also cut out but by restarting i can get it working again. can anyone please help me???
 

A:Computer not recognizing mouse

have you tried another k/b and or mouse
 

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Well, my computer must have been infected because my keyboard and mouse turn on while in BIOS(Forgot my password like an idiot!). I can't get into my Windows 7 PC because I can't enter my password...
****Specs****
eMachines computer T6520
2 or 4 GB of RAM
The original processor(AMD Athlon I think)
WD Caviar Green 1.0TB 32MB cache SATA HDD
Some IDE HDD
Logitech k310 Washable Keyboard USB
Mad Catz R.A.T. 7 USB mouse
I don't even know what motherboard it is.
****End of specs****
Thanks,
FNCPro

A:USB Mouse and Keyboard is not recognizing when starting.

Hi FNCPro,
 
I think I understand your topic but are you asking for help to retrieve your password or what specifically ?

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I recently bought a gaming mouse: Professional 6 Buttons 5500dpi Optical USB Wired Gaming Mouse Mice for PC Laptop | eBay and Windows won't recognize it (Code 43) and it calls it: Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed), I tried contacting the seller but he didn't know of any driver for the mouse. please i need help ASAP.

Thanks.
Gabriel.

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I bought an Acer Aspire 5515 laptop last week with the Vista Home Edition OS. It worked fine for a few days, but now it doesn't seem to recognize my mouse at all. I've been Googling for a solid three hours and nothing seems to have worked.

As far as I can tell the mouse works alright on XP machines, so I'm fairly certain this is a Vista problem. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Vista: Not Recognizing Mouse

Try to connect to other USB port, and reboot PC, or use keyboard, to search for hardware changes. If mouse has more than 3 buttons, it usually comes with disk, try installing it.
 

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I couldn't quite find a forum that was a good match for my question, so I went with General. Hope I'm in the right place.

Win 7 Home Premium 64 bit SP-1.

There is a cloning program that I use and really like called EZ Gig IV. It's made by Apricorn. I know there are a million free programs out there, and I've tried a lot of them, but this one is so simple, and really meets my needs. So.. would appreciate avoiding recommendations to change programs. Thanks.

They just updated their software version with some bug fixes and enhancements, and now their Boot CD no longer recognizes my USB keyboard or mouse. I've even tried swapping them with other brands. Oddly, it works fine on my wife's PC. Slightly different model computer, but same HP and OS.

Their last version of Boot CD worked fine. Also, their updated program works fine within Windows. It's just the updated Boot CD v4.3.5

EZ Gig allows free downloads of their Boot CD if 2 forms: 1) A bootable file (made once the program is running in Windows) 2) an ISO file. I've tried both with same issue. Here's the link: http://www.apricorn.com/products/software/ezgig.html

I spoke with their Tech Support and was told there is nothing that can be done. Perhaps true.

I have no experience in this area, but am hoping there is a way to use their ISO file and somehow combine it with a Windows 7 file that would provide the drivers, or whatever is missing, and make the thing see my keyboard and mouse. I've heard some things about W... Read more

A:Boot CD not recognizing any mouse or keyboard

If you want to go with the WinPE option, here is one of the easier video tutorials.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQGujsHcq6U

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I reinstalled my windows xp onto a new hard drive. It will recognize my keyboard and mouse, but when I plug my dell keyboard and my logitech wirless mouse into the usb ports it will not recognize them and come to the hardware update wizard. Also if I switch the mouse and keyboard that does work to a different USB port they will stop working. Im not to sure if it is the USB driver its self that is not working or something else.
 

A:USB Port not Recognizing mouse and keyboard

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As soon as I bought the woreless mouse was working well but then without any message it is not being recognized any more. I tried to copy files from a remote Iomega hard disk and at the beginning of the paste it was working well but suddenly stopped there was a message about an error and when I tried to rebegun the task it is not possible any more. Appear that the device is being connected but nothing happens.From a video for other model it was said that I have to reset the computer but I did not find the way in the Spectre x 360 as it seems it is a new model and what was said did not work for my computer.Note that a pendrive is working well to read, copy and save files in the same USB port.Thank you for any help.

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I recently bought a gaming mouse: Professional 6 Buttons 5500dpi Optical USB Wired Gaming Mouse Mice for PC Laptop | eBay and Windows won't recognize it (Code 43) and it calls it: Unknown USB Device (Device Descriptor Request Failed), I tried contacting the seller but he didn't know of any driver for the mouse. please i need help ASAP.

Thanks.
Gabriel.

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After updating my Windows 8.1 today (KB2919355 and KB2933809), I realized that the taskbar sometimes doesn't recognize the mouse when it is at the very bottom pixels of the screen. I have yet to find a pattern to when it happens, but I just tested that it always happens when I switch to something that opens in full screen in the taskbar, go in the opened window and then go back down into the taskbar. It can get really annoying when you are often going from one program to another. I use start8 if that can influence it any way but I don't think that is the reason. Thanks for your help!

Edit: Not only programs in full screen it seems.

A:Problem with the taskbar not recognizing the mouse

Hello Spinatbaum, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If you mean while in a modern app or screen, I find that pressing the + T keys work best to open the taskbar with.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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My computer out of the blue one day on start up didnt recognize my mouse or keyboard. I tried plugging the keyboard and mouse out restarting my computer a bunch of times and i can't do anything in the bios because my peripherals don't work. I plugged in my mouse and keyboard into another computer and they worked fine. I would really appreciate it if anyone could help.
 

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Hello I am posting this because I have looked all around the Internet for a solution to no avail. I had recently updated my desktop to Windows 10 from Windows 8 and when it asks me to log into my profile I can no longer use the mouse or keyboard. My computer is now nothing more than a $600 doorstop. How do I fix this?

A:Windows 10 Desktop not recognizing Mouse and Keyboard

@HPGamer280?, welcome to the forum. When requesting help you should always include the make/model (i.e. p6-xxxx) of the computer and/or monitor. This information is necessary for us to review the specifications of them.  Also, what is the model of the mouse and keyboard?

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Laptop stopped recognizing Logitech Mouse USV. Moved it
to another Laptop and it worked fine. Tried another mouse
and it would not recognize it either.
 

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One day while using my computer i noticed my mouse stopped working which is plugged into my USB port. After investigating i realized my USB ports were giving power but my computer was not recognizing them. My keyboard still worked since it was plugged in the old Keyboard input however when i went to get an old mouse to plug in the mouse input it still wouldn't recognize it. My Control panel wouldn't open the "Mouse" menu either. After awhile i went back to try my computer and noticed now the Keyboard wont even work. Thinking it was a port issue i took my extra computer and just plugged the hard drive into the extra one and now i have the same problem so I'm pretty sure there's something wrong with my hard drive. I have no idea what to do since i cant log in or anything. Please Help.
 

A:Hard Drive not recognizing Mouse, Keyboard, or USB

Never connect or disconnect mice and keyboards that have the round PS/2 connectors without first turning off the computer.

Have a local friend who knows about computers take a look at it.
 

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So. When I first installed it today the mouse worked fine, I had logitech setpoint on there (Mouse is a logitech M100)

And after installing some updates, the mouse wouldn't work with vista. I highly doubt an update broke it, So I prefer responses not about that since they were security patches.

Regardless I kinda need the mouse to work since I sort of well lack a touchpad. (broke not drivers)

Please hurry with your responses.

A:Vista not recognizing Logitech mouse. Just my luck.

Nevermind. I really don't care anymore.

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I was having trouble with my pavilion burning up hard drives so I purchased a new one rather than replacing it with the same one HP always done. I purchased the hard drive from Best Buy and they installed it into my laptop. I then loaded the OS and applications and drivers using the original recovery disks provided by HP. After that I updated windows XP until all the updates were completed.
My problem is that the computer doesn't recognize usb mouses. I tried using my Razer Diamondback and it wouldn't recognize the hardware. After using the driver install disc provided with the mouse it still wouldn't work. I also attempted to download the lastest drivers directly from the website and that wouldn't work. I've had two other people who are much more computer literate than myself look at the computer and they couldn't figure out the problem either. It appears that it is only a problem with mice. I tried another mouse and it didn't work either. Also it recognized other usb 2.0 equipment just not mice. My friend also said that with the current XP installation service pack 2 it should automatically recognize most usb devices even with the driver disks. Any help into what could be causing this problem would be appreciated.
 

A:Laptop not recognizing mouse plugged into usb port after hd switch

Hi friend....

The most likely to happen in your case is that while repairing your system they reseted CMOS/BIOS or they updated it (it usually resets itself to defaults after update). In BIOS there is an option for usb keyboard and mouse support. Since you have a laptop this option could be by default disabled. Hopefully, getting into BIOS and enabling usb mouse support will do the job! This option is more likely to be found in the "integrated peripherals" section of your BIOS setup. Then exit and save. Usually to access BIOS you have to press DEL during the POST/startup screen. You may have came across the message "Press DEL to enter setup". I cannot know many details since BIOSes have differences between computers especially laptops. Of course go ahead on asking questions if you want me to be more specific on something.
 

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Received the Thunderbolt 3 dock today, though the display works fine, the dock/laptop won't recognize any external USB devices such as mouse. keyboard, webcam, etc. I tried installing the latest drivers to no avail, from: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/acc100356 Anyone else havign this issue?  

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Hi guys,

New here, so I hope I'm not out of line asking for help, and that I'm asking correctly. I've exhausted my own ideas on this but the problem is driving me IN.SANE.

THE ISSUE:
When using an external (USB) mouse with my ASUS Win7 laptop, the mouse randomly lifts up and re-clicks while clicking or while dragging (despite the button remaining consistently depressed), resulting in selection of the wrong objects, inadvertent double-clicks, and incorrect dragging. From what I can tell, this affects only the left click and not the right.

WHAT I'VE TRIED:
Laptop touchpad - no problem. Everything works fine with the built-in touchpad.
Another mouse - same problem. These are wired mice, so it's not a battery or connection issue.
Another USB port - same problem in all four. There's no visible issue with the motion of the mouse/cursor, so it seems to be communicating OK via USB.
Safe Mode - no problem, from what I can tell. The wired USB mouse seems to click and drag as normal in Safe Mode.
Mouse Settings - no effect. Adjusting the click/double-click/drag settings doesn't seem to change anything.
System Resources - no effect. Clicking/dragging seems to show the same results in the RAM/CPU monitors whether I'm having the problem (with the mouse) or performing the same actions without the problem (with the trackpad).

WHAT I CANNOT FIGURE OUT:
What haven't I ruled out? What else could be causing the issue?

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A:Mouse problem: Any external mouse. Touchpad OK. Mouse OK in Safe Mode.

Hey mate, and welcome,

Possible problem:
1. Mouse itself is bad. Either the button itself or internally
2. Driver is not at its best

Try:
Going to the mouse manufacture website to download the most recent driver for your Windows 7, either 32 or 64 bit. If it doesn't work, try without any driver (so that windows driver takes over).

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Hey guys and gals!

Well i got a tough one for you guys and I hope that you are up for the challenge. Here is the situation.

A few months ago my DVD burner was working perfectly fine. Something happened not sure as to what since I don't use them that much. I was unable to burn or play DVD's but i could play and burn audio CD's. I then proceeded to use this program that comes with the HP called either PC tune up and repair or PC Doctor. The program made me run some tests on the DVD burner which told me it was a faulty drive.

I then went out and bought a new burner. I put it in and now i'm getting the same results. When ever i try to burn somthing I get the "please insert blank disc" which i've tried many different dvd-r's and brands. also, when i installed the new burner i can't use my other cdrom as well.. the cdrom is doing the same thing.

In windows explore it recognizes the drive, but when a CD is inserted nothing comes up. It shows the drive as blank. I went into device manager and it said that they were working properly.

Also, I was using Nero and Ashampoo as my software. i deleted the DVD rom from my device manager and restarted which didn't work. I uninstalled and reinstalled my burning software. I did the whole upper and lower registry thing as well. Any idea what this could be? could it be bad cable? Thanks





OS: Windows XP Home
Pooter: HP pavillion a620n
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A:DVD/CD not recognizing anything

Worth checking: http://www.afterdawn.com/guides/archive/aspisetup.cfm
 

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**UPDATE!!**

Ok, I had loaded Roxio onto this computer...not knowing any better. So I figured out that this was the issue. I took Roxio off of the machine, restarted and then bam my cd/dvd rom is back!! YEAH for me but bummer since Roxio is one of my most favorite programs..

Thanks,

Jen

Ok, so I am brand new to Vista. I have had to purchase two computers, 1 desktop and 1 laptop, in the last week and both are Vista. I have not had huge issues too much so far, everything seems really cool.....don't have trouble getting around or finding things. But I do have a major problem with the desktop.

It is not recognizing the cd/dvd rom drive!! I go into the device manager and there is the little yello "!" icon by it so I go in and try to see what is wrong with it and it says the driver is already there.

Anyone have any ideas?? I really to get the internet going on theis computer for school and I can't get the software for the wireless router adapter to go.....of course because the cd/dvd isn't being recognized now. I can say though that yesterday it was and I loaded several programs onto this machine with no problem. Now today it won't work.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

Thanks,
Jen S.

A:Not Recognizing Cd/dvd Rom

Try the steps in this article to remove the filters that may be preventing your system from recognizing the drive. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929461

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I am running a HP dv9000 notebook with XP.
This morning I reformatted the hard drive and reinstalled windows because my computer had been crashing. It works really well except for now it is running slowly. I checked the system part of the control panel and noticed it is saying that I only have 256mb of RAM installed currently.

Computer:
AMD Turion 64 x2 Mobile
803 MHz (seems to fluctuate IDK if this is also part of the problem)
256 MB of RAM
Physical Address Extension.

I installed SP3 earlier and then subsequently uninstalled it thinking that was the problem. The BIOS screen and Belarc Advisor are both showing that I have 2GB Ram installed.

I have been trying things all day, none of them worked! Please help so I can get my computer back.
 

A:XP Not Recognizing Ram

check the bios for any ram settings, it can be limited there...otherwise run a memory test with a ubuntu cd (can be downloaded for free)
 

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Well I Have 4096MBytes of ram CPU-Z says so and so does my order sheet from alienware

my processor:
intel core 2 duo e4500 @ 2.2ghz

and i run vista home premium 32bit edition

but when i go to control panel i get this
any solutions or ideas to why its doing this guys ?
 

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Trying to burn or play cd's in windows media player or any other program for that matter, the E- drive player/burner has quit recognizing any cd that is put in. Will play a cd in the D drive. Any ideas or solutions?
 

A:CD-ROM Not recognizing

You can try to run "Microsoft's Fix-It" program to automaticly remove the Drive's Upper and Lower filters. Or you can Manually delete them using these directions from MS's site.

Windows XP
Click Start, and then click Run.
In the Open box, type regedit, and then click OK.
In the navigation pane, locate and then click the following registry subkey:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
In the right pane, click UpperFilters.

Note You may also see an UpperFilters.bak registry entry. You do not have to remove that entry. Click UpperFilters only. If you do not see the UpperFilters registry entry, you still might have to remove the LowerFilters registry entry. To do this, go to step 7.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
In the right pane, click LowerFilters.

Note If you do not see the LowerFilters registry entry, unfortunately this content cannot help you any further. Go to the "Next Steps" section for information about how you can find more solutions or more help on the Microsoft Web site.
On the Edit menu, click Delete.
When you are prompted to confirm the deletion, click Yes.
Exit Registry Editor.
Restart the computer.
Click to expand...

If that doesn't work, try uninstalling the drive from Device Manager and rebooting. Beyond that, it might just be time for a new drive.
 

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I have a new build with a Lite-On Blue Ray player, it has been fine playing CD/DVD but I tried a Blu-Ray and it does not recognize. I realized I had not installed "Cyberlink BD Solution" so I tried to do so- I am unable to install it! When I try to install it (BD Solution v6) I get an install shield error 1628: failed to install...

Can anyone help with getting this thing to work? Is there something I need to do to get the software to install or is there another codec I could use to get MP to recognize Blu-Ray disks?

I already went in and changed the region setting in Windows- no help!

Running Windows 7 64bit

Thanks!

A:Blu-Ray not recognizing Blu-Ray Help!!

Just google "installshield error 1628" and search for solutions within the last one month and you can find three or four fixes for resolving it.

But before trying any of those, try to install the program as an administrator and check whether it gets you through. Open the CD Install, right click on the specific installer and "Run as Administrator".

If it does not resolve the problem, then try the other fixes.

(Incidentally I too have a Liteon iHBS112 BD writer and had installed the BD Solution on my 32bit OS. Hadn't experienced any install problems.)

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Hi guys,

I am at my wit's end. I am working on a 200 MHZ Pentium machine with AT mobo, PcChips model M573 from the info that I have. I am trying to install a 128MB DIMM. The system currently has 2 16MB SIMMS with two SIMM slots available. There a total of two DIMM slots. I have tried every possible physical configuration. I can't find anything in CMOS relating to RAM specifically. I have checked the mfg website for more info. I can find no reason for this NOT to work. The system will not recognize the DIMM even if it is the only RAM in the system.

I've have combed this forum looking for any information and nothing offered so far has solved my problem. If anybody can offer any info, please do!!

This site contains some of the files I've used for reference
http://ajz.250free.com/586_M5xx/M571_M574/index.html

(the M573 links)

Thanks!
 

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I have a new 8.1 machine that isn't recognizing USB port items when plugged in. Is there something I can do to correct that? I have a Windows 7 machine right next to it and the same item is picked up just fine when plugged into a USB port. Thanks for any ideas. :-)

A:Not recognizing USB

Is it ALL usb? Have you checked usb / mouse keyboard? Or is it just usb flash drives and disk? Have you installed the chipset drivers for your machine? Go to the vendor support site for your machine.

You should also add your system specs to your profile if you need further help

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My PC is suddenly not.............Rom! I have restarted my computer but still nothing happened..even the DVD DRIVE LOGO(H - isn;t appearing. I am not good in computers so pls give me easy ans.
 

A:Not recognizing my DVD-rom

Hi

you need to remove the side of the PC with the power off and reseat the big grey cable and the little 4 wire cable,

then as the PC boots up look for the option to enter the BIOS, its a bit of a minefield for those who havent been in it but have a look around in their and see if their is anything related to secondary IDE channel and make sure its turned on.

regards
 

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I am running Win 7 on a Intel Core I7 920 processor. My motherboard is a Gigabyte EX58-UD3R FE motherboard. My RAM is (4) G Skill F3-16000CL9-2GBRH 2G sticks of DDR3 RAM. It says the type is PC3-10700H. When I check my system settings in windows, it says I have 8 GB installed but only 6 GB usuable. Is there any way to make it so that all of it is usable? Thank you in advance for any help.

A:Win 7 not recognizing all RAM

Greetings,

I've done a bit of research on this, it looks like the only way to enable 8Gb is to update the bios. That motherboard is now a discontinued item. Which means you might consider purchasing a newer model with more options.

You can find more information here.. http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=3265#bios

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My CD/RW has gone out to lunch. It appears to be fine because the power light comes on and when booting up it comes up with the message: Detecting IDE Secondary Slave etc... This is good!

However, when I put in a CD it appears to load and all, but when I try to get to it I can not find it via My Computer or Windows Explorer.

Did the driver go out the door or do I have to look somewhere else.

I just recently purchased the CD/RW drive about a month ago.

Any help would be greatly appreciated - Thanks Tony
 

A:Not recognizing CD/RW

Here's a good way to find out if you have a hardware problem or a driver/software one. Boot from a win98 startup disk with cdrom support, and see if the drive is detected and can read disks. If not, the drive is probably bad. Also check inside the system to make sure a cable has not come loose. If it reads ok from the boot disk driver, you probably have a problem with your Windows IDE drivers, try removing and reinstalling them, and check to see if there are any newer ones available
 

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I have an old PC that I'm hoping to install Linux onto. I removed the HDD and installed it into my DELL PC so that I could format the HDD. Once I reinstalled the HDD back into the old PC, it is not recognized. Did I miss a step or something?

It's the only HDD.
 

A:Old PC not recognizing HDD

The BIOS has to recognize before anything else. Change the settings there. You should have an option in the bios something like "HDD Detection". Since I dont know your specifics I cant offer any more advice.
 

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Hi, I have recenlty bought Samsung 850 Evo SSD to replace my 750 GB HDD on HP G6. It looks like SSD is not recognized by the BIOS. Also, i dont see an option to change SATA to AHCI in bios.  My BIOS is insideh20 Version F .37. Please help.

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Hello all.
I think this goes in this forum if not I apologize. So my cpu fan died and I replaced it. My MB is not recognizing that I made this change. I have to spam F2 to boot from windows otherwise my computer shuts down as it still thinks my fan is dead. Yes the fan is installed properly and does work)

I have gone into BIOS and saved changes and while I can restart without an issue, when I power down completely and start back up.. I get the CPU has failed message .

I really need to reinstall my OS( win 7) as its been a year since last install. I am afraid to do so as I won't have a windows option in boot manager if I am reinstalling yes?

I hope I am making sense as to what my issue is)

my comp is a HPE-210y

Thank you for your time and I appreciate any help I will receive.

Ira
 

A:New CPU Fan, MB not recognizing

Did you buy an identical HP fan? If not you likely have too. Some systems like this expect the fan to spin at very precious speeds and if the replacement fan spins too slow or fast the system may not think it's working properly.

Why do need to reinstall Windows? Although to reinstall Windows you can use the built-in HP Recovery, see here: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en&docname=c01867418
 

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Windows is failing to recognize my external USB HD.

I'm running XP Pro SP2
Recently scanned with AVG and Spybot
The only programs running at the time were:
GAIM
Firefox 2.0

I've had this hard drive for 3 year and it's always worked with this computer. I was watching a movie I had stored on it and suddenly Windows decided it wouldn't recognize the drive. I've tried all 8 ports on my computer and nothing. I've also tried the ideas from this post http://www.techsupportforum.com/f149...nal+hard+drive
and that didn't work.

A:Not recognizing USB HD

3 years is pretty long to depend on a hard drive. Dont get me wrong Ive
got 7 years outta drives. Run your diagnostics for drive, floppy boot disk
whatever. If it doesnt check out, you would suspect a bad drive. If it
does not see it at all, it may be the external usb enclosure. To eliminate
this problem take drive out of enclosure, set it to slave, on the primary
ide channel. Might work might not, depends on ntfs or a fat32 enviornment.

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Hardware:
PC: HP Pavilion dv7
Drive: Optiarc DVD RW AD-7581S ATA Device
Media: Memorex DVD+R DL

Software:
OS: Windows 7 Ultimate
Programs: DVDfab 6, AVS Video Converter 6, imgburn, Alcohol 120%, Windows DVD Maker

Problem: No matter which program I'm in (including "Computer") it keeps telling me there's nothing in the drive. Right on the side on my DVD drive it has a symbol saying it reads and writes DVD+R DL. I get the same result with all of the above programs. All of my drivers are up to date. It recognized a DVD+R DL disc one time, but when I tried to burn to it, DVDfab gave me an "error 122" message almost immediately after it started burning. That's the only time it has recognized a DL disc.
 

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Im looking to find someone to chat with for 10min to help me troubleshoot this problem Im having with a PC I just bought. I built my own PC and am very literate but I cannot find a fix for this problem also Im clueless when it comes to AMD. It would be preferred if you have discord or something to fix this fast in 10min, but im fine with messages.
 

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The forum rules here state that all help must be given in the form of replies here in your thread.

Tell us the problem and the hardware in the PC and we will try to help.
 

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Im looking to find someone to chat with for 10min to help me troubleshoot this problem Im having with a PC I just bought. I built my own PC and am very literate but I cannot find a fix for this problem also Im clueless when it comes to AMD. It would be preferred if you have discord or something to fix this fast in 10min, but im fine with messages.
 

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The forum rules here state that all help must be given in the form of replies here in your thread.

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Yesterday I removed several unused programs from my wifes laptop, (HP Pavilion zv5000). One of them was a DVD authoring program. I also ran AdWareSE, and AVG AntiSpy & Antivirus scans. When I finished I checked the device manager and noticed that the CD/DVD had a problem. The status of the drive was.

?Windows successfully loaded the device driver for this hardware but cannot find the hardware device. (Code 41)?

The drive spins, and I can boot from it. However it does not show up in 'My Computer'. Will doing a Windows XP reinstall and taking the repair option fix this? Should I try anything else first?

A:XP not recognizing CD/DVD

In my opinion i think taking the repair option should fix that... but you might also want to try using system restore and restoring your laptop back a couple of days and see if that resolves the problem... you can access this feature my clicking start> run> in the run dialog box type "msconfig" without the quotes and then you should click on the button that says "Launch System Restore" once again.. without quotes. :) good luck!

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FYI the PC is a Pentium 120
 

A:PC not recognizing RAM

You need to figure out who makes your motherboard so you can go to their website and find out what to set those dipswitches to.

If you can't find manufacturer's name search altavista or some other engine for that model number it may take a while to find the site but you should find it sooner or later.
 

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A:HP not recognizing RAM

Did you just add another 256 MB module? If so, did you check if it's compatible with your mainboard (ECC, registering, parity, speed etc) ?

240 looks to me like you have an onboard graphics adapter that's taking 16 MB of RAM.
 

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When I use the Win7 hd in my laptop, I cannot see either other USB hds.

Any idea what I can do to make the other two USB visible when running Win7?

One addn piece of info ... I partitioned the WinXP and Vista into a c-drive and d-drive but left the Win7 hd as only a c-drive.

A:Recognizing a USB hd with an os

Are you plugging one HD internally and placing the other in an external enclosure to connect via USB to access files?

Generally, if you cannot see another HD then you need to enter Disk Management and assign it a drive letter in the OS you are using. So if you can't see XP/Vista while booting Win7, make sure both have a drive letter assigned in Disk managment.

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