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1answer
81 views

Resetting Windows drivers

Is there a way to "start over" with all the drivers on Windows 7? I've been having trouble for days now trying to install drivers for my Android devices. I keep getting "Access is denied" error, ...
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5answers
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USB Ports Not Working

None of the USB ports work anymore on my HP EliteBook 2540p laptop which is running Windows 7 Pro SP1. By "not working," I mean if I try plugging in a thumbdrive or external HDD it does nothing ...
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2answers
178 views

How to find last-added USB device in Windows?

Is there a way to find the last-added USB device in Windows (perhaps something like "dmesg" for Windows)? I'm plugging the USB device in, and it makes the sound of connection, but when I check ...
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1answer
328 views

Windows detects my camera but won't display it in explorer

When I connect my 5DmkII to my computer windows displays the autplay prompt and asks me what I want to do. But it doesn't open the folder when I click that option and instead does nothing. Looking ...
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1answer
185 views

Do all USB3.0 to SATA adapters present to OS as USB Mass Storage?

My first experience with external USB hard drive enclosures was with Windows 98SE. At that time, drives were IDE, not SATA, and I remember that after drivers were installed (I remember using one ...
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1answer
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Communications Port (COM3) not working - Dell Vostro 3500 - Windows 7

I seem to be unable to get the COM3 port to work on my Dell Vostro 3500 laptop. I am trying to work with the Arduino application, which requires COM3 to work. The laptop has recently had a clean ...
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2answers
1k views

Memory stick not showing in My Computer

I'm using Windows 8 64 bit Pro edition. I have a Sony memory stick which isn't showing up in my computer section. If I open Device manager I can see the stick there named as a mass memory device. I ...
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1answer
719 views

Seagate 3TB drive not showing up in Device Manager in Windows

Context My aunt gave me a 3TB Seagate external USB drive for Christmas. It takes a little jiggling (power cycle) to work on my Mac, where it shows up as a perfectly functional NTFS partition, but in ...
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3answers
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Windows 7 randomly installs an “Unknown Device” successfully

Rarely (several days to weeks between occurrences,) and seemingly at random, I get a balloon notification from Windows 7 (x64 SP1 Home Premium) that it is installing hardware for me. Whatever is ...
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2answers
847 views

Why do I have to manually install basic usb drivers everytime I switch a devices USB port in Windows XP?

When I say basic USB devices, I am talking about your standard keyboard, mouse, thumb drive. Nothing special or exotic. They will appear in Device Manager with an !, error code 1, saying that they ...
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1answer
500 views

How to connect Altera DE2 board to Windows 7?

I added the driver that comes with Quartus II web edition and it finds the card: And the card appears in the device manager so it indeed looks correct so far. But when I start Quartus Programmer ...
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3answers
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Rename devices in Device Manager

This is mostly just for the USB ports, as I recognize everything else in computers... Anyway, is there a way to rename, or otherwise, identify which USB port (or other hardware for that matter) is ...
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1answer
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Cannot install USB driver for my Samsung Galaxy S Plus

I cannot run my Android Application on my Samsung Galaxy S Plus. I followed the guidelines on the Android Developer site. The first time I tried this I was able to select Device Manager and in the ...
2
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3answers
9k views

How can I find out what chip is used in USB <-> Serial (RS232) converter from FTDI?

I have an USB <-> RS232 converter with no designation of producer on it. After plugging it into USB port on Windows Vista 64bit computer I chose an option to automatically find and install drivers ...
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5answers
2k views

Why does my netbook have more USB controllers than ports?

My netbook has three USB ports, but when I look in the device manager: Five are listed. Does this matter in the least (or, why are five listed)? The reason I bring this up: See, if I know that ...
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1answer
6k views

How to check if flash drive is using USB or USB 2.0 drive?

Sometimes, when I plug in my flash drive, it's using USB1.0 driver, instead of USB2.0 driver. Is there any like in Device Manager that I can check the driver information?
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1answer
791 views

“USB Device Not Recognized” from USB Storage devices

Usually when USB devices are plugged in, they will be successfully recognised and installed. Unfortunately, there are those occasions when my wonderfully-archaic computer decides that it doesn't want ...