laptop usb ports ??????
ok so i worked on this guys laptop....
did the standard backup / clean wipe / OS reinstall
i had all the data on a external drive and plugged it in dropped everything on the computer and DONE!!!! i get a call from him a day later saying that the USB ports are not working at all :confused:
when he goes into device manager there are no errors or yellow "!".... also i told him to delete the ROOT usb hub from the device manager and restart the computer... the computer reinstalled everything and still nothing...... ANY IDEAS.......
Sometimes Winblowz will pick a "generic" USB driver that's supposed to function but at times issues relating to compatibility may arise. Either he's doing something wrong or your best bet is look up his Make/Model on manufacturer's website and see if there's a manufacturer-issued driver for the USB ports. For all you know, he's sticking it in upside down (can still happen if USB thumb drive), not formatted something, or another original FAIL.
Maybe check the bios (you know hit F8 or what ever when first power up the comp), maybe the usb's were turned off when everything was wiped clean.
Thats my only advise lol hope it helps
I will check both ideas...
I've been repairing computers for more than 15 years. this IS your problem. Check the manufacturers website first. If the manufacturers website does not have a driver your are not screwed, that just means it was included in a later windows update. Just keep updating windows till you are on the latest version then delete the hardware and let it reinstall with all the new downloaded drivers.
Originally Posted by nightstah
If you are going to format and reinstall windblows it is always good practice to restore bios defaults before you start. It can save you a lot of headaches.
Originally Posted by bahawks2
I have not been able to reach the client as he has been working... Will let you know...