Help with USB ports

By A_Gonzales_3 ยท 5 replies
Nov 8, 2009
  1. My USB ports stopped working a few days ago. I'm guessing it was probably connected to the unscheduled checkdisk which deleted a couple of corrupted files pertaining to a USB Disk Security program. Now the USB ports don't work like they should; my mouse lights up when I connect it to the laptop, but doesn't work. The prompt says device is not recognized, or something like that. I already uninstalled the USB Disk Security program but the ports still don't work. How do I get them working again?
  2. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Please give more info about your system specs (computer make/model, what version Windows and what SP level, what USB devices do you have)
  3. AnaTom

    AnaTom TS Rookie

    You could try chekdisk again, with everything unplugged.
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Run System File Checker:

    Start > Run > SFC /ScanNow > ok
  5. A_Gonzales_3

    A_Gonzales_3 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Neo Empriva Laptop
    Intel Core 2 T5200
    120GB HDD
    2GB RAM
    Windows XP SP2

    USB Devices:
    Canon Printer
    USB-powered speakers
    USB flash drive
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    You should first update Windows and then reinstall the USB controllers and chipset drivers. Then get back to us

    See [post=744411]USB Device Problems? Check for Windows Updates[/post]
    See [post=751005]How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers[/post]
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