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    how do i get my usb ports to work?

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    by ptsjr1 ·

    I recently bought a compaq presario (used) and when I plug something into the usb ports the computer wont even power it up let alone read it. How do I fix this.

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    • #2896789

      Clarifications

      by ptsjr1 ·

      In reply to how do i get my usb ports to work?

      Clarifications

    • #2896788

      Depends on what it is you are plugging in I suppose

      by oh smeg ·

      In reply to how do i get my usb ports to work?

      But have you looked in Device Manager to make sure that the USB Driver is installed?

      That would be my starting point.

      Col

    • #2896779

      Might be confusing with same Drive letter.

      by phonethiri ·

      In reply to how do i get my usb ports to work?

      1) first check you have already installed necessary USB Driver for the thing you plug.

      2) If you already installed necessary USB Driver, I think your plugged usb drive might have same drive letter with some installed drive ( eg. E: , F: ).

      Please make sure you can see your device in Device Manager.

      If you can, then change the drive letter (eg. to H:) in the Disk Management for your new device (for example. you might see as Removable Disk).

      Thanks.

    • #2896775

      Permission

      by graynett ·

      In reply to how do i get my usb ports to work?

      I had a similar problem when I installed more then 26 (or more) different Devices in the same USB port. From Cameras to printers and memory sticks I then tried to replace my web cam in the port Nothing! It was a permission thing in the registry easy to fix if you can find where the permission is required took a long time to track down the cause through knowing that was the fault, helped! {HKEY_Current _config\system\currentControl|setcontrol\Enum\USB\]} [ Some where there to give permissiom]

    • #2896761

      boot with usb plugged in

      by bob.wasson ·

      In reply to how do i get my usb ports to work?

      This is a long shot, but…
      If your c: drive is encrypted it may not allow you to boot up while another potential OS drive is attached. If you can boot into windows with it plugged in, you should go to device manager and confirm that your usb ports are alive and well. I hope this helps-

    • #2896683

      boot order problem..

      by mireks_polsl.pl ·

      In reply to how do i get my usb ports to work?

      Probably the system is configured to boot from usb drive first, then hd. Check the bios setting (boot order).

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