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Can I make XP scan for USB devices?

By ungua
Nov 5, 2009
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  1. I have two external harddrives, a printer and some memory sticks connected to my notebook via a hub. It will usually not detect any of this. Removing the USB-cable will work every once in a while, but isn't there a software-way to make XP scan for and detect USB-devices?

    Best regards
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 18,353

    You could run DriverCleanup: http://www.uwe-sieber.de/files/drivecleanup04.zip
    Unplug your USB devices that are having issues
    Then run the DriveCleanup tool
    Then restart
    Then plug in your USB devices one at a time (note: you may need to re-install the latest drivers of your USB devices, but most install automatically)
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