USB problems

By jwecu ยท 5 replies
Nov 20, 2009
  1. the only usb device that computer recognizes is printer. have windows xp and dell desktop.
  2. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Hello and Welcome to Techspot!

    First off: How many devices do you have connected to the system via USB?
    Second: What are they?
    My guess is that you don't have the proper drivers installed for the devices you are trying to use.
  3. jwecu

    jwecu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    usb ports

    Thanks for responding.
    I have a lexmark printer connected, it works fine.
    I tried to connect my cruzer flash drive again and now it will not work.
    I have att wireless and the usb port will not recognize it anymore.
    I tried connecting other usb devices and windows will not recognize any of them.

    I forgot, I have another computer and all of these devices work just fine. The other computer has windows xp professional.
  4. GeekieNick101

    GeekieNick101 TS Rookie Posts: 373

    Are the ports you are using for the printer in the back of the computer and the other ports you are try to use are in the front?
  5. jwecu

    jwecu TS Rookie Topic Starter

    usb ports don't work

    they are all in the back!
  6. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Look through the steps in the post [post=720762]Troubleshoot: Windows Won't Recognize Your USB Hard Drive[/post].

    Apply those that make sense.. then give us an update (or feel free to ask for more info along the way...)
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