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HELP! I bought a new USB device, plugged it in, got the popup in my Windows tray area saying it was installing the device drivers and then after a long wait it said it couldn't install the device's drivers. Now whenever I unplug and plug the device back into the USB port I hear the plugged-in sound but nothing else happens so I can't re-try to install the drivers for the device! When I unplug it from the USB port I also heat the unplugged sound, so I KNOW my computer is detecting it, it just won't install the drivers.

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Re: USB Won't Detect My Device!

Have you tried to plug it into a different USB port? Sometimes that works for me.

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Re: USB Won't Detect My Device!
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Have you tried to plug it into a different USB port?

Thank you for the suggestion, yes I have already tried that, no joy. Sad

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Re: USB Won't Detect My Device!

What always works for me when a USB device stops being detected or just won't install the drivers is it look for it in your list of USB devices and manually remove it before plugging it back in again. The easiest way is to grab a free utility from here: USB Device View, and follow these steps ...

Fix USB Detect Problems Solution Tutorial
First, set up the options like this (the check marks)
 
 

Fix USB Detect Problems Solution Tutorial

 

Then look through the list of your USB devices ...

  • If you find it ( and you probably will if it's being detected but won't install the device drivers, because the device has unique serial numbers, etc.) ...
  • Highlight it ...
  • Right-click it ...
  • Click on "uninstall selected devices"

The next time you plug the device into your USB port it should re-recognize it and (hopefully) install the drivers properly this time.

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Re: USB Won't Detect My Device!

That worked! Thank you SOOO much!!

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