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Windows 7: USB Devices in Windows 7 Problems (video)

10 Nov 2009   #41

Windows 7 64-bit

Thanks again whest

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10 Nov 2009   #42

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium

Under Integrated peripherals can you check to see you have Legacy USB storage detect enabled - You didnt say you did this - its supposed to be the default setting which enables usb hard drives and usb flash memory devices - I think no one would believe this could be true if it somehow wasnt enabled .

My only other suggestion, which makes sense is to reinstall the OS, as you were saying it was working at some stage - is that correct? If you do - make sure you dont have any usb devices connected when you reinstall the OS - on the other hand you might succeed in fixing it by simply doing a system restore, but dont count on it, sometimes, rarely though, system restore cant reverse it .

I found a similar problem - have you tried the filter thing - well have a look -
USB HDD not found - freezes W7
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Another one that fits but depends whether you have been using hibernation or sleep, if you disable them both and use another power scheme and reboot its fixed.
USB Ports constant problems
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10 Nov 2009   #43

Win7 RC

not sure i can help but i was having a USBdevice problem .. my win7 PC was making a removed device sound and my mouse would freeze for a second then everything would be normal . It would do it randomly. I ended up switching my mouse with the same one from my sons room and now it seemed to correct the problem. both mice seem to work fine and it works fine on my sons win7 computer. I suggest maybe tring to switch out the mouse and/or keyboard and then try. I'm betting this wont fix anything but its worth a try
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10 Nov 2009   #44

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium

Hi smiles, how are you going with the problem.

I have one other idea plug the drive into your laptop - copy all the data to the laptop drive - go to disk management find the drive, and delete the volume and then recreate, and start a new partition in the empty space. Now you have a completely W7 compatible disk - copy the data back, and see if it wont crash the drive.

Read this also:

Move Disks to Another Computer[This topic is pre-release documentation and is subject to change in future releases. Blank topics are included as placeholders.]

This section describes the steps to take and considerations associated with moving disks to another computer. You might want to print this procedure or write down the steps before attempting to move disks from one computer to another.
Backup Operator or Administrator is the minimum membership required to perform these steps.
Verify volume health
Use Disk Management to make sure the status of the volumes on the disks is Healthy. If the status is not Healthy, you should repair the volumes before you move the disks.
To verify the volume status, check the Status column in the Volume List view or under the volume size and file system information in the Graphical view.
Uninstall the disks
Uninstall the disks you want to move using Device Manager.
To uninstall disks
Open Device Manager in Computer Management.
In the device list, double-click Disk drives.
Right-click the disks you want to uninstall, and then click Uninstall.
In the Confirm Device Removal dialog box, click OK.
Remove dynamic disks
If the disks you want to move are dynamic disks, in Disk Management, right-click the disks that you want to move, and then click Remove Disk.
After having removed dynamic disks or if you are moving basic disks, you can now physically disconnect them. If the disks are external, you can now unplug them from the computer. If they are internal, turn off the computer, and then physically remove the disks.
Install disks in the new computer
If the disks are external, plug them into the computer. If the disks are internal, make sure the computer is turned off and then physically install the disks in that computer.
Start the computer that contains the disks you moved and follow the instructions on the Found New Hardware dialog box.
Detect new disks
On the new computer, open Disk Management. Click Action and then click Rescan Disks. Right-click any disk marked Foreign, click Import Foreign Disks, and then follow the instructions on your screen.
Additional considerations
When moved to another computer, basic volumes receive the next available drive letter on that computer. Dynamic volumes retain the drive letter they had on the previous computer. If a dynamic volume did not have a drive letter on the previous computer, it does not receive a drive letter when moved to another computer. If the drive letter is already used on the computer where they are moved, the volume receives the next available drive letter. If an administrator has used the mountvol /n or the diskpart automount commands to prevent new volumes from being added to the system, volumes moved from another computer are prevented from being mounted and from receiving a drive letter. To use the volume, you must manually mount the volume and assign it a drive letter using Disk Management or the DiskPart and mountvol commands.

If you are moving spanned, striped, mirrored, or RAID-5 volumes, it is highly recommended that you move all disks containing the volume together. Otherwise, the volumes on the disks cannot be brought online and will not be accessible except to delete them.

You can move multiple disks from different computers to a computer by installing the disks, opening Disk Management, right-clicking any of the new disks, and then clicking Import Foreign Disks. When importing multiple disks from different computers, always import all of the disks from one computer at a time. For example, if you want to move disks from two computers, import disks from the first computer and then import disks from the second computer.

Disk Management describes the condition of the volumes on the disks before they are imported. Review this information carefully. If there are any problems, this will tell you what will happen to each volume on these disks once the disks have been imported.

If you move a GUID partition table disk containing the Windows operating system to an x86-based or x64-based computer, you can access the data, but you cannot boot from that operating system.
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11 Nov 2009   #45

Windows 7 64-bit

Whest, I will use my USB flash drive (Smaller and problem is with it too) to determine if this meathod works, thank you for constantly trying to help out your a great mate Currently fiddling with the filter has just made my pc not run properly lol i system restored. also will try reinstalling windows today and see how that goes. Cheers.
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11 Nov 2009   #46

Windows 7 64-bit

Still having problems with this guys, going to take it in to a computer place in the next few days so we can firgure out the problem D:
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11 Nov 2009   #47

XP, Vista, W7 64bit Home Premium

Let us know what they say, and see if you can get a quote or guarantee they will fix it. Its a good idea, as you at that stage where you need a rest from trying to fix it, and some professional help may not be that expensive, as they have been in thick of it for a good while, and maybe they will be able to quickly diagnose the problem.
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12 Nov 2009   #48

Windows 7 64-bit

Yeah, this weekend I'm gonna tell my dad to take it in, with me so me and the guy can talk. As I want to get into computers and programming when I leave school to go to uni so going of this forum was a way for me to get help and fix my computer with my own hands. Though that hasn't worked, I have learned alot and I thank eveyone who has posted and helped out, Cheers.


P.S This thread is still open to suggestions.
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13 Mar 2010   #49

windows 7 pro

there is no error message before a freeze or bluescreen the best thing for you to do is run defrag and clean disk off of windows control panel that will speed up the hard drive enough to get a real err message!!!
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14 Mar 2010   #50

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult x64 - SP1/ Windows 8 Pro x64

If by any chance you are still having an issue with this, try the Problem Steps Recorder to record what's going on while you re-create the problem.

More info at the tutorial Problem Steps Recorder

Let us know if you have solved this issue, and how.
This information will be useful to someone else that is having a similar issue.
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