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Unresponsive back USB ports

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Kaimyu, Dec 5, 2009.

  1. Kaimyu New Member

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    Hey guys,

    I'm having a really stange problem with my 4 back usb ports. They all have power, and work in the bios, but as soon as windows loads up, it decides to stop working. There is still power, but windows doesn't detect any devices regardless of how many times i abuse the port with a usb key.

    Even stranger is that they seem to work immediately after i resume for sleep, but if i try to reconnect the device (i.e. take out they deivece, plug it back into the port), it doesn;t work again....

    From that, i'm guessing it is not windows fault.....possibly

    Anyways, things i've tried:
    various chipset drivers from intel
    update bios
    abuse it with more devices
    look up and install non-existant motherboard drivers
    safe mode
    windows 7 RTM & vista business
    chaning power settings -> disable selective usb sleep, or something like that

    and now i'm all out of ideas, and resorted to usb a usb card....

    Any ideas guys, before i give up all hope?

    Thanks,
    Kaimyu~
     
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    Marineborn New Member

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    hmmm interesting, it sounds like windows isnt recognizing new devices, *raises eyebrows*....hmmmm when you plug something in try to scan for new hardware and see if it finds something, usually when you plug something in your usb will send a signal for it to start detecting what you plugged in and run threw its driver database too see what matches, yours might not be doing that. next time you plug something in go to your control panel and go add hardware and go to automatcally search, and see if it comes up with anything
     
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    thanks for the quick reply; but there is absolutely no repsonse from windows when i plug something in, whether in the add device panel, or the device manager. the ports are there, i think, but nothing else shows up :(
     
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    odd, hmmm, try updating or rolling back your usb drivers?
     
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    You've done practically everything you can. From what it looks you listed you even tried completely different operating system installs to no avail. How about the Windows Installation's reaction to USB kb/mouse? What about booting an Ubuntu Live CD? I'd like to rule out busted USB ports.
     
  6. Kaimyu New Member

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    ah~ thanks for reminding me DirectorC.
    yes, i have tried in linux, and yes it does work, at least a mouse does, not sure about anything else.
     
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    Does the mouse work during Windows install?
     
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    nope =\
     
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    try a ps2 keyboard and mouse, if all else fails
     

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