In the last week, some of my USB devices have failed to be recognised on my Windows XP SP3 laptop.
It first happened with 2 external USB HDD enclosures connected through a mini USB hub. Connecting them individually did not resolve the problem. The error I received was:
USB device not recognized. One of the USB devices attached to this computer has functioned, and Windows does not recognise it.
More importantly, the laptop is no longer recognising my USB thumb drive, which functions perfectly on my Windows 7 machine at work.
Can I reinstall my USB drivers? Do I just delete the USB devices, reboot, and let Windows reinstall them? Do they need to be manufacturer-specific drivers?