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Windows 7: Strange USB device issue

28 Sep 2011   #21
swervr1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi Guys,

I will reply to the above in sequence.

maxseven - I downloaded and ran DriveCleanUp taking the option to remove, but no change to the issue.

pooch - I created an elevated CMD window and entered the commands as you said. The safely Remove Hardware window appeared and contained the USB memory stick I had plugged in. However when I tried to stop it and other hardware I tried I received a message saying "The XXX USB Device is not removable and cannot be ejected or unplugged"

Britton30 - I checked the UPnP Device Host and it was started but designated Manual, so I changed it to Automatic.

Unfortunately still no change. After each of the above I rebooted the system.

Regards
Mervyn


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28 Sep 2011   #22
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

If you have a corded PS2 mouse, you could try removing all USB drivers and rebooting to see if Windows will find a new/better driver. I know you did this before. Other than this I suggest post #14.
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28 Sep 2011   #23
swervr1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

I am now thinking, as you suggest, the only option is to do a re-install. I will carry out a repair install first and if all else fails start again from scratch! (Oh bliss lol).

Thanks again for trying to resolve this.

Regards
Mervyn
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28 Sep 2011   #24
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Are you running in AHCI mode?
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28 Sep 2011   #25
swervr1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

pooch,

I'm sure that AHCI is not running. That would have involved selecting that as an install option wouldn't it?

Regards
Mervyn
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28 Sep 2011   #26
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

No select AHCI mode before you install, in your BIOS.
AHCI : Enable in Windows 7 / Vista
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29 Sep 2011   #27
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That may be the reason why you are having problems, follow the guide posted by Britton and then you can safely select AHCI in the BIOS
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01 Oct 2011   #28
swervr1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

The only thing with regard to the AHCI is that this system has been running unchanged for over 3 years and I only had this issue with the USB device recognition for the last couple of weeks, something must have changed but I'm sure I don't know what.

I will carry out a repair install over this week and report back how it goes.

Regards
Mervyn
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01 Oct 2011   #29
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

OK thanks for keeping us informed it will be interesting to hear how it works out
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01 Oct 2011   #30
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Just make backups of your data first and set your AHCI on in BIOS if you have not done so. A repair install is fairly straight-forward and easy.
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