Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Sometimes USB ports work, sometimes they don't

03 Nov 2014   #1
dswapp

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 
Sometimes USB ports work, sometimes they don't

My USB ports work for some usb devices, i.e., I use a wireless mouse and the USB port works for that. puhave inserted my SanDisk for downloading audiobooks yesterday and it recognized it and it worked, but when I inserted my external harddrive so I could retrieve a file that got lost somehow, but the computer wouldn't even recognize it. It didn't give me any kind of message it just didn't do anything. I couldn't pull up the files, it wasn't listed in the explorer window, nothing. This is a new problem and I've tried to figure out what to do on
the internet, but my problem seems unique. Can anyone out there help me. I'm not a techie and all of this computer stuff boogles my mind sometimes, but with clear instructions in simpleton words, I can usually pull it off. Please help if you can. It is greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
dswapp

I use Windows 7
If you need other info, let me know exactly what it is.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
03 Nov 2014   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

hi, have you try plugging it into another computer to see if external hard drive works?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Nov 2014   #3
dswapp

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and 64 bit
 
 
some of my USB devices sometimes connect sometimes they don't

Thank you so much for your reply.I haven't as my technological knowledge is very limited. The weird thing about it is That some of my USB devices work are recognized and other devices are not that used to be recognized all the time. I'm wondering if there's something in the settings. I uninstalled all of the USB hosts in the device manager and restarted the computer following directions from various websites and I'm hoping that will work. I didn't have problems yesterday, but I didn't use very many devices. The worse of my problem is if my external hard drive won't connect.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Nov 2014   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by oscer1 View Post
hi, have you try plugging it into another computer to see if external hard drive works?
have you tried this
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Sometimes USB ports work, sometimes they don't




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Front USB ports not working, but rear USB ports work…
This is a brand new custom built PC for web browsing for a motel lobby. Win7 Home Premium AMD A4-3300 Llano MSI A55M-P33 FM1 Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower Running latest BIOS and latest drivers downloaded directly from manufacturer's website. I tried switching between all 3...
Hardware & Devices
USB 3 ports do not work
Confession: I bought an HP ENVY laptop with WIN-8. I hated it and replaced it with WIN-7 PRO Service Pack 1. The single USB2 port still works fine. The three USB3 ports do not work. I did not check them out before I replaced the operating system but I suppose they were supported with 8 but not 7....
Hardware & Devices
Is it possible ALL 6 USB ports to not work ?
I have plugged in a device into all 6 ports and none work, even after a start up...
Hardware & Devices
USB 3.0 ports refuse to work as USB 3.0 ports
A few days ago I installed a USB 3.0 card (to be precise, this one: 2-Port USB 3.0 SuperSpeed PCI-E Controller Card - Free Shipping - DealExtreme). It uses the very common NEC µPD720200 USB 3.0 controller. I installed the required drivers for Windows 7, and the card worked fine for the first...
Hardware & Devices
LIBusb, USB ports doesn't work. Safe mode also no work
After I install LIBusb I could work futher. But after I put him off en reboot an hour later my wired mouse en keyboard didn't work anymore. When I restart in safe mode both still doesnt work. OS: W7 Home Premium 64b Computer: HP Pavilion p6250 Please Help!!
Drivers
All ports of the USB does not work
All ports of the USB does not work She was working before ! :cry: http://img260.imageshack.us/img260/5435/73424011.jpg My motherboard is (( PC-AM3RS790G - PURE CrossFireX 790GX ))
Drivers


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:53.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App