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Windows 7: USB device not recognized, in Windows 7 Only

14 Jul 2009   #11

Windows 7

Apologies for hijacking this thread.

(Correction, the USB dongle referred to above was not made by Trendnet, rather was an Encore Wireless-N USB adapter.)

I ordered a Rosewill PCI wireless adapter and installed it into this Gigabyte MB based computer. That solved the mass storage issue, BUT, the Rosewill PCI device didn't work properly. It connected to the wireless access point with a good signal, but the throughput to the computer was awful. When I tested at it was worse than dialup.

So, the common denominator seemed to be the motherboard. The Gigabyte board went back to Newegg and I purchased an Intel DG41RQ MB and installed it last night with Windows 7 64-bit. The Rosewell internal card reader was recognized automatically and worked properly. At separate times, I tried both the Rosewill PCI wireless card and the Encore USB adapter, and they both worked.

All is good.

But, who would have known? Very frustrating. I'm thinking...during the installation with the Gigabyte board.....Wrong drivers? Incompatible OS? WHAT AM I DOING WRONG? All the error messages that aren't really telling me anything useful! No indications at all that it was the motherboard.

Exactly what was wrong with the Gigabyte board? Don't know, but there was *something.*

Computers aren't easy.

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12 Aug 2009   #12

Windows 7 RC

I have come to the same conclusion. I have a USB Keyboard and a USB mouse which are plugged into a KVM which pluggs into the computer via usb. When I disconnect the USB devices connect PS2 mouse and key board and reboot I can add any "mass storage device" and it works fine. The minute I connect the USB mouse and keyboard the problem comes right back. Just a RC version issue and problem fixed in full version? I hope so cause I would hate to have to replace my hardware because of an OS issue. JK
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13 Aug 2009   #13

Windows 7 RC 64-bit

Worked for me too. I couldn't backup using the HP SimpleSave external USB drive (Western Digital). It kept erroring out. I unplugged my printer's USB cord and ta-da! worked perfectly. :) Thank you for the advice!!
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10 Sep 2009   #14

Windows 7 RC
Similar Problem

I get this notification everytime I resume using the computer after it hibernates/enters standby mode from inactivity. The culprit is my USB mouse. However, the mouse installed perfectly fine and functions fine while the computer is in use, and resumes working after leaving hibernation/standby mode. It only stops being recognized during hibernation/standby mode. I am tired of receiving this notification. How do I disable it?

EDIT: This notification disappears before I can click on it since the device resumes functioning.
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18 Nov 2009   #15

Windows 7
similar usb problems

hello, please excuse me if i have posted this improperly, i too am having a similar usb problem with my windows 7 laptop when i plug in my thumb/flash drive. when i insert my thumbdrive i get the standard "windows is installing the drivers for this usb device" message but after wards i get a message that says "Device driver was not successfully installed" i clicked it for more details and found a message that says" please consult with your device manufacturer for assistance getting this device installed. sandisk cruzer micro usb device failed" at first i thought it was my USB drive but i checked other USB drives and computers running windows xp, vista, and 7 the problem only happens on computers running windows 7. please help me i'm running a dell xps 1640 with windows 7 64 bit if you need more information to help please let me know what it is. thank you
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19 Nov 2009   #16

Windows 7

it seems that i have stumbled upon a "temporary" fix. when i left my sandisk usb drive in during a restart the computer seemed to recognize the thumb drive and now i have full access to it in my computer as well as in devices and printers. altho windows still pops up that blaloon that says device driver not successfully installed but this seemed to work for me. i hope the windows 7 team will find a permanent fix if this helps any one please let me know
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27 Dec 2009   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I have had the same problem (USB harddisk not willing to run 2.0) on and off. I usualy solve this by deactivating my Logitech settings in the systemtray. Right after that 2.0 works again.
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24 Aug 2010   #18

windows 7 64 bit

my usb mass storage hard drive don't work in windows 7 .its plugged in the light is on a pop up says the device is ready to use,but it isnt showing up in my computer.i go to admin tools,computer management,storage,disk shows up as disk 5 unknown Not initialised,when i try to initialize it a window pops up saying the device is not ready.anyone know how to fix not answer this question with another question (i see a lot of that on here lmao)there is all the info you need.thanks
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25 Aug 2010   #19

WIN7 Ultimate 64bit

This can work for laptops and desktops
Just switch off & pull the mains lead (take out laptop battery) for a few minutes.

The residual memory in the usb chips then gets erased/reset and will relook for connected usb devices on starting system.

Worth a try.

- internal wires/connector of external h/d loose > check/push together.

Try different usb ports
check usb lead is ok
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26 Aug 2010   #20

Win 7 Home Premium 32 bit,

@ f3rr3ll...

Hi, Have you re-formatted that external HDD yet?

You have to give it a letter & then go through the format procedure.
It's probably showing up as "not allocated."

I just went through it with my external HDD which I had formatted with another M/C before the Win 7 install.

HTH.Regs, M..
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