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: USB Drivers aren't working for my devices.

11 Feb 2013   #1
JMills

Windowos 7 64
 
 
USB Drivers aren't working for my devices.

Hello all and and as a disclaimer please excuse any and all of my ignorance, I am not at all very good with computers, it even took me a minute to figure out my OS lol! but i have a serious problem: My USB drivers are no longer reading my phones and other devices the message i get is "USB Device Not Recognized", When i click the message and go through the troubleshoot it gets no where. It's like my computer doesn't even realize that the devices and drivers are malfunctioning, also i don't know if it is related but it seems like files, apps and folders are constantly being deleted without my consent and no one else has access to my pc. i suspect foul play hidden in my system. Any help would be very appreciated. thank you so much everyone!


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
11 Feb 2013   #2
indianacarnie

 

Welcome to the forums!
Have you ran any malware/Virus scans?

I would suggest malwarebytes. http://www.malwarebytes.org/

The free version.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Feb 2013   #3
JMills

Windowos 7 64
 
 

k i'll try that thank you! i did run HitmanPro Anti-Malware and ran the Avast! Anti-Virus, they didn't find anything though. I'll let ya know the results i get from the link you provided, but i might be out for the evening with the family Thanks again, Hope your night is nice!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

11 Feb 2013   #4
indianacarnie

 

Enjoy your evening with the family! If Malwarebytes comes up clean, you could try a a sfc/scannow to check and repair system files in case of corruption. Heres a link to a tutorial on how to do that :

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Feb 2013   #5
JMills

Windowos 7 64
 
 

Hello again! i ran the Malware bytes and it removed a coupe Trojans and PUPs, I ran it a second time and again it found trojans and pups, so it seems to me whatever the malware scan is finding and removing has a way to stay in the system. can u give me a brief explanation of what trojans and pups are?

I also ran the SFC but it seems my computer is now missing a lot (most ><!) of those commands and files.. when i tried to manually run SFC i couldn't even access the operations.

Whatever has happened on my system has erased my hard drive restore points. At this point i'm wondering if there is a way to start windows 7 from the very beginning, like a complete factory reset, and hopefully not be very costly.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 USB Drivers aren't working for my devices.




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Monitor doesn't work and USB devices aren't detected
Okay, so I'm helping a friend out in building his first computer but the problem we're facing now is that the monitor connected up to the computer (that's finally put together) doesn't show anything, and the USB devices (being the keyboard and mouse) connected don't work. If there's anything you'd...
Hardware & Devices
the colors aren't working
example: please help!:( R513HCOS3s4
General Discussion
SATA drivers aren't being found [help]
Hello. As of yesterday, my computer was working fine, but then I goto boot up today and it doesn't even recognize my Hard drive. I'm running windows 7 ultimate, 64bit. The computer won't even boot, my bios boot priorities are set as default. Any help will do. Thanks!
Hardware & Devices
some themes aren't working
I've downloaded several themes onto my laptop, running windows 7 x64, but some work and some don't. I've gotten killiki and elegant glass to work, as well as a couple others, but i can't get counter elements and a few others to work. Anyone know what the problem could be?
Themes and Styles
F2 F3 F4..... Keys aren't working
I recently got given a Microsoft Wireless MultiMedia Keyboard 1.1 Model: 1014 I plugged it in and went to windows update, it installed the keyboard and all working. Now i have a program that i want to configure the F1 keys to make them do something in the program, I've done this before on my...
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 01:39.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App