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USB port crisis

  1. I have this system am working on, a toshiba satelite (pentium m) whose usb port keeps crashing my hard drives, corrupt flash drives, causes malfunctions in usb printers. I have tried reinstalling the O/S thinking then that it possibly was a corrupt driver or something, later i took out the board to check for short circuits or burnt components but all to no avail.

    I will be grateful if anyone has any idea what can be done about this.
     
  2. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    After reinstalling the OS, did you download and install the appropriate chipset drivers from Toshiba's website?
     
  3. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Of course i reinstalled all required drivers plus updates.
     
  4. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Oh, I see now. Initially, I misread your post as stating that the issue first occurred after you did a fresh OS install.

    Earlier this year I too encountered a Toshiba Satellite laptop that had seemingly un-fixable USB ports. One port, however, did work. Are all of yours broken?
     
  5. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Absolutely every port is "MAD"
     
  6. EDO219

    EDO219 TS Rookie Posts: 212

    Yikes, this is sounding more and more like a bad mobo.

    I'm assuming device manager recognizes them? Otherwise, the issue could be the deep sleep Windows glitch, but I doubt that is the case.
     
  7. akannitaoheed

    akannitaoheed TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 79

    Thanks for your time
     

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