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Windows 7: Device failed to connect

05 Feb 2013   #11
pieren

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Yes, it is actually the Failed to Connect sound.
I haven't added any new USB device, all devices are apparently working fine.


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05 Feb 2013   #12
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The only other thing I can think of is that one USB port or connector is bad and making/breaking contact. If you have extra USB cables, swap them around to see if that helps.

Did you try a Clean Boot as Saurabh A suggested?
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08 Feb 2013   #13
Saurabh A

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi pieren,

As suspected by 'Britton30', it could be a deteriorating 'USB port/connector'; did you try isolating any such possibility?

Apart from a 'clean boot', you may also try the following step:
- Go to 'Device Manager' > Expand 'USB Controllers' category > Right-click to uninstall all 'USB Root Hubs' one-by-one > Go to 'Action' in 'File Menu' > 'Scan for Hardware Changes' > Functionality of all 'USB Root Hubs' will be restored automatically > Restart the computer and check results.

Hope this helps.
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