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bigmike991

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Computer won't recognize any USB devices
« on: October 12, 2007, 11:20:58 AM »
Hello, I really need help with this.  I just bought a external harddrive and my computer won't recognize it.  Here is the background:

My fingerprint reader and printer worked fine through USB.  I plugged in my external HD and my computer would not recognize it.  I read up on it and it said try unplugging your other USB devices.  I unplugged all USB devices (except keyboard/mouse) and plugged in my external HD.  My computer recognized it.  I go to plug in my external HD again a few days later and it will not recognize it anymore.  Now, when I plug my other USB devices in (fingerprint reader/printer), my computer will not recognize those now.   Does anyone know why my USB's are acting up like this???  I could not find this problem on the forum.

Thanks!

Mike

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    Re: Computer won't recognize any USB devices
    « Reply #1 on: October 12, 2007, 11:29:51 AM »
    Get an externally powered USB hub.
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    bigmike991

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    Re: Computer won't recognize any USB devices
    « Reply #2 on: October 12, 2007, 11:31:56 AM »
    But I really don't think it is a power issue because they all worked fine at some point.  My computer just won't recognize anything anymore. 

    bigmike991

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    Re: Computer won't recognize any USB devices
    « Reply #3 on: October 12, 2007, 11:41:19 AM »
    Nevermind...they seem to be working again.  I just don't know why they work when they want to.

    Thanks!