USB problem?

  richcarr 20:39 16 Mar 08


I'm having trouble with my USB ports, the problem occured earlier this afternoon. When i was trying to put some files on to my external hard drive an error message poppedd up. Unfortunatly though i never read what the problem was.

Now whenever I plug in my external hardrive, it is receiving power no problem. But the device is not showing on 'my computer'. This is also the problem when i plug in a friends external hardrive.

Is it something to do with the drivers??

Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

  skidzy 20:58 16 Mar 08

Possible drive letter conflict !

Or for starters,refresh all usb headings

Goto device manager and uninstall everything under usb and reboot the computer,your hardware should now be recognised.

  woodchip 21:14 16 Mar 08

Try this Remove all USB hardware from Sockets turn off computer, then turn off all power including remove Mains socket and if Latop Battery, Now press and hold start button for 20 seconds. now retry usb

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