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Windows 7: PC will not recognize any external devices?

07 May 2014   #1
whitty1001

windows 7 64bit
 
 
PC will not recognize any external devices?

Hi so recently my PC has stopped recognizing any external devices such as cameras, HTC phone and iPad. I have ran malware and virus scans in safe mode and found nothing. I have also gone to device manager and nothing shows up whilst plugged in. I have uninstalled all drivers that correspond to the devices and re installed them with no luck. I have also done the same with MOBO drivers. All USB 2.0 ports have been tried and none of them work. USB drives however do still work in all of the ports. NOTE all external devices previously worked and the only thing about my PC i have changed is the keyboard and mouse since this started happening.

Any help would be much appreciated if anymore info is needed please ask. Here are some important specs:

Win7 64bit
8GB corsair RAM
Intel i5 3570k @ 3.4ghz
Gigabyte Z77-G3H MOBO


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07 May 2014   #2
TechProGamer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I think you need to try some software for this procedure. Driver management tool that will find and update outdated drivers on your PC. I use this one. Maybe it will help you Bro ?
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07 May 2014   #3
ComputerGeek

Desk 1: Win 7 Pro 32bit; Desk 2: Server 2012 R2 & Win 8.1 64bit
 
 

I think you first need determine if your flash drives will really re-install

See How to Cleanup and Remove old USB Mass Storage Drivers. Reconnect a flash drive. Does it install?

For your ipad have you uninstalled and re-installed itunes?
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