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Unknown device on usb hub windows vista os

By shey_fav062001 ·
Hello, i am having an issue with my usb hub ports (4) on my laptop. Anytime i try to insert any device in my usb port, i get the response "USB device not recognised". I will like to get any assistance on this issue as i can't use my flash drive, external mouse and data cable with my phone as modem to browse on my laptop. quick response will be highly appreciated. Thanks.

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Not the only one

by Grey Hat Geek In reply to Unknown device on usb hub ...

Seems you are not the only one having this problem. Go to this link, it may help.

http://www.compatdb.org/support/topics/176233_usb_device_not_recognized_malfunction.html

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My advice would be to first

by The Scummy One In reply to Unknown device on usb hub ...

download the latest driver pack, making sure to obtain the chipset drivers.
Uninstall the USB ports
reboot
install the chipset drivers (and other updates that may be needed).
reboot.

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Some devises are quite choosey.

First thing to try is this: Go into the bios. When the computer boots press the "F2" or "DEL" key on your keyboard, you will now see a blue background with white text or a black background with white text, carefully search for the "USB" section and make sure in the usb section the "Legacy" part is "Enabled", and everything usb is on "Enable". When done click on "save and exit", this will reboot your computer and hopefully your usb devises will work. If not then the list below might help.
Get a tool/program that will clear your temp files, something like:
http://www.privacyeraser.com/
This will flush your computer and hopefully get the devises working. You could try and update your motherboard drivers if possible the bios also.

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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USB hub not working on Toshiba Satellite A135-S2276 windows vista

by shey_fav062001 In reply to Some devises are quite ch ...

I tried what you suggested by going into the bios. I was not able to get into the bios as it was asking for password and the password i supplied which is the one i use to gain access into my laptop did not work. I did not password the bios when i started using the laptop so i don't know what to do next. Will appreciate any further assistance.

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Then if you did not put a password into the bios..

You will not be able use any of the usb ports (period). The password is not located in the bios but on a security chip, and if you do not know the password then you will have no access to the bios. So the best place is to ask the person who sold you the computer or go to Toshiba and ask them to put in a new security chip. :)

Please post back if you have any more problems or questions.

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