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Windows 7: Device failed to connect


05 Feb 2013   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Device failed to connect

When I start up windows, I hear the sound of device failed to connect.

No error message shows on the screen.

How can I know which device is causing problem?

Thanks for your help

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05 Feb 2013   #2

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Hi pieren,

You may try a 'Clean Boot'; it is likely to help you in isolating the culprit. Please refer to the following 'web article': How to perform a clean boot to troubleshoot a problem in Windows Vista, Windows 7, or Windows 8

If you are using a notebook; and an external mouse is also connected, unplug it and check for the 'sound again'. While researching, I came across a similar situation in another thread where unplugging an external mouse fixed the issue. You may also give it a shot, if applicable.

Hope this helps.
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05 Feb 2013   #3

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

No, I am not using a netbook, so I don't think that the mouse is the problem.
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05 Feb 2013   #4

windows 7 home 64bit
 
 

You can type event viewer, in search, and see what error was happening at the time involved.
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05 Feb 2013   #5
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pieren View Post
No, I am not using a netbook, so I don't think that the mouse is the problem.
What are you using?
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05 Feb 2013   #6

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

I have posted the event viewer log in another thread (Many errors in event viewer).

I have read it, but I don't understand which is the problem.
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05 Feb 2013   #7

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pieren View Post
No, I am not using a netbook, so I don't think that the mouse is the problem.
What are you using?
I am using a Dell laptop.
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05 Feb 2013   #8
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Follow this completely.
To better help us to help you would you please add your systems specs? Here's how:SystemInfo See Your System Specs Under System Manufacturer/Model Number add whether it is a desktop or laptop and whether self built. Very important

Log in to Seven Forums and you will be able to transfer the info directly to the specs page in your profile from within the System Info app.

After doing this your specs will be available in each of your posts.
Click on My system Specs in the lower left of this post to see how it should look.
Full instructions are in the tutorial.
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05 Feb 2013   #9

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

OK, I have updated my sistem specs.
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05 Feb 2013   #10
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks. Have you at some point connected a USB device of any kind?
Let's verify it is the Failed to Connect sound. Go to Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Sounds and click the Sounds tab.
In the drop-down menu, as shown, select None/Apply. Reboot and see if the sound is gone.
Device failed to connect-sounds.png


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