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Windows 7: USB Devices not showing up...

22 Feb 2012   #11
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Well, I have a large gray beard. Let us now the outcome when possible. That was a strange error message. I sound a broken record, one more thing to try is a restore point before the issue started, if one is available. Are the new devices USB 3?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2012   #12

Windows 7 64 bit

Hi there, sorry to keep you waiting.

No, the the devices aren't USB 3 as they work on my laptop which have USB 2, I tried a system restore point, only problem is that on windows 7 there aren't any system restore points (which is what I miss about XP, you had loads of them!).

Looks like I may have to do a system reboot (as what was mentioned before, if I disable the usb points that are faded it may work. Problem is, none of mine are faded. I spoke with a friend about this who is an IT expert and sent him an invite to try and resolve the issue, and we tried it several times, but no matter how many times we tried, it just wouldn't work!)

Looks like I may have to reinstall windows 7. My HDD is partitioned, is it true that the stuff that is saved on your partition stays there? I have a custom built PC, so installing it is VERY time consuming.

Here is the error message I get when I open system restore. Which is quite strange, as I do seem to remember creating one.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Feb 2012   #13
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

How about uninstalling all USB devices in device mgr? Reboot and see if Windows will install some driver that will work.
Yes what is on a partition, other than what you reinstall on, will stay there. You'll likely have to reinstall programs though, even if they are already installed on the other partition.
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