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Solved: Unknown USB Device on All Computers

Q: Solved: Unknown USB Device on All Computers

Hi all,
My friend gave me her USB device in tears because after an improper eject, it is now unrecognizable by any of the PCs she connected it to.

The error in the device manager (in WinXP) is "Unknown Device" and that's what popped up after I first plugged it into my PC.
I've tried disabling, uninstalling, updating drivers - the typical slew.... is there any chance it, or the data salvageable?

I haven't tried it on my CentOS system yet -
Any thoughts are greatly appreciated!

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first I already wanna thank everybody who replies to this and try to help me. Yesterday morning I tried to download a sound driver that would make the Stereo Mix option available. It was not from the original website of Realtek or HP. It was from here: http://driveragent.com/c/archive/196a161c/Realtek-High-Definition-audio#summary. After I finished the installation and restarted my PC there was a red cross next to the sound icon and when I tried to open volumemixer it said 'No audio output device installed'. I tried to uninstall it with system restore. Than I also tried to install the latest sound drivers from the Realtek and HP site but both didn't work. Also I saw on another topic that maybe some services were stopped but that wasn't. Now I really don't know what to do. Hope someone can help me.

Tsjeuke

PC manufactrurer: HP
Operating system: Windows Vista Home Premium SP2 32-bit
 

A:There is no output device (Realtek HD Audio)

Your PC manufacturer is HP but what is the model?
 

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I wish to record some of my digital sound (e.g. my friends in Skype) using Audacity and stereo mix. However, using the built-in stereo mix record feature Audacity has, no sound is being recorded. So I checked out the stereo mix device under 'recording devices' in 'Sound' and found that it was not detecting any sound at all.

I'm not totally sure as to how all it's settings must be, but it's like this now:

Listen to: enabled
Playback through: Speakers (Realtek HD Audio)

The device is set to be 'used' ofcourse.

Any help would be greatly appreciated...

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A:No sound coming through 'stereo mix' device

Go to Edit -> Preferences and to the 'Audio I/O' or 'Devices' tab, and make sure the the audio INPUT is set to the source you want to hear from, in this case, the pc sound card or such, apparently Windows 7 does not change the input device when you select the Stereo Mix function for some reason.

If that's not the case, maybe your sound driver isn't allowing the stereo mix to work, you can try the Control Panel configuring method, which you can find at the audacity website (i can't set up links yet, but go to wiki.audacityteam.org/ and add this: index.php?title=Mixer_Toolbar_Issues#Using_the_Control_Panel) [sorry for this, but it's for a good reason, i'm not a bot/spam ]
kind of a pain to read through and configure everything, but will fix the issue.

If you don't want any trouble at all, you can just plug you speaker in the PC's 'Line In' plug (the blue one), and set Audacity's Input device to "Line in" or such.

Good luck.
 

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A:Sharing printer and files between win 7 and win 8.1 computers

If the printer has Ethernet support, connect it to the router and then use Add Printer as a Network printer on every PC (ie not directly connected to any PC) and at least that will solve one issue. Remember to get the correct print driver for each system; Win/7 vs Win/8.

I'll surf for the sharing issue and post back ...
 

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How do I proceed ahead with this issue.

Have I somehow unmounted the hardware internally?
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A:AMD Radeon 8850m device is missing

Have you tried going to Dell support site and down loading the orginal drivers and software for your graphics.
 

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A:DNS problem on one laptop, other computers on network working

Fe3C said:





Summary:
Using openDNS address.
Turned off IPv6
ipconfig /release
ipconfig /renew
ipconfig /registerdns
no virus/trojan
system restore failed

None of the above worked.
Other computers at home using the ISP's provided DNS server work[1].
My computer works with other connections, but not my home network.Click to expand...

Good work. The router is fine[1] so don't fuss with it anymore.

Look for an updated driver for your WiFi adaptor.

On any working system run IPCONFIG /ALL and compare it to the results on the failing system. Look for missing Gateway address or IP address like 169.x.y.z

Some concern re failing system restore, but that's not a networking problem per se.

Work on a wired network first and then move to wifi.
Empty all manual settings on the LAN Connection (get properties, scroll to tcp/ip, click property button - - check ALL tabs; delete everything.

You should be able to PING 8.8.8.8 and then PING google-public-dns-a.google.com.
This shows the LAN adaptor has connectivity and DNS resolution.

Now do the very same sequence with your WiFi connection.
Disconnection from the router and then reconnect.
Inspect IPCONFIG /ALL again to look for valid IP addr, gateway addr and valid DNS settings. (not the OpenDNS you had before).

ping 8.8.8.8 ; if this doesn't work, then the WiFi settings are invalid even before DNS is an issue.
 

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A:Running three videos on separate computers simultaneously

I want these videos being projected to all start and run simultaneously, keeping them in sync with one another.Click to expand...

almost 99.9% impossible. Whether it's streaming or simple MP4s, each system is pulling independently and every system has a unique client-host latency and will likely get out of sync almost immediately.
 

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A:No audio output device is installed

Well, one way or another, your computer isn't using the device, so have you checked to see if it's disabled in any way? right click the speaker and go to playback devices, it'll come up with a list of your sound devices, make sure the one you're trying to use isn't disabled (right click to change that) if you're unsure which is yours, just enable them all lemme know if that helps at all
 

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A:No suitable graphics device found

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A:New IDE HD in Acomdata 509 case not recognized by any of 4 different computers

Addendum: One of the drives is in a 509 Combo case, so I tried the 1394/Firewire connection.
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A:"Reboot and select proper boot device"

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First it is a big time security hole to allow shared access directly to a drive




Windows cannot access \\insertnamehere\insertdrivehereClick to expand...

Sharing should be to a directory such as

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NTFS access to the specific sharedFolderName
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any of the other computersClick to expand...

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First, is your C1E feature activated? Disabling it on my friend's PC fixed a similar issue.
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A:The dreaded no audio device

List any Problem devices

Make sure devices are connected and powered on
Click Start->Run, enter: msinfo32. Click the + sign next to Components to expand it
Click Problem Devices. Anything appear?
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On the other hand, if no devices are listed, tell me so
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Notice progress in lower left window corner
When done, click Save Information button and save as a text file to your Desktop
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You might need to install a new micro-SDHC flash card into your phone
 

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A:Explain method to externally access a computers hard drive

Lets slow down and backup for a bit. You don't even need a hard drive in the system for it to post a screen. Unless you are simply trying to recover data, taking the drive out and connecting it to another computer is not going to gain you anything.

Disconnect the power cord from the power supply.
Take out all cards within the PC. If you don't have on-board graphics keep the graphics card in the PC.
Disconnect all drives, DVD's and HDD's.
Take out your memory modules so you can test them one at a time.
Pull out the coin size motherboard battery and put it back a few minute later.
Insert a memory module (try a different module later if you have more than one).
Make sure the monitor is connected
Connect the power cord to the power supply
Try and boot the system and then let us know what you see happening.

Are there any lights blinking or illuminated?
Are the fans spinning?

 

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A:No video output after reassembling good parts -- solved

I guess you could say...
The shlt hit the fan.
ok, terrible pun, I'm sorry.
 

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A:Rate these two computers so I know which to buy

What are you using the computer for? If you're doing any sort of gaming then the second one is going to be way better (although you're still looking at playing on low settings).
 

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A:Unknown wireless card

Well in regards to a "trusted source" that you might secure the driver for a "RTL8187B", give the following source a try! I've been using C|Net for years, they almost have never let me down!

Realtek RTL8187B Wireless 802.11b/g 54Mbps USB 2.0 Network Adapter Driver​
http://download.cnet.com/Realtek-RT...B-2-0-Network-Adapter/3000-2112_4-206215.html​

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I am not sure . But a router would be a much safer way to go> Hang in hear some one my have a better answer for you.
 

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A:FTS Computers -- legit or not?

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Go with your gut, see what it say's, if it feels good about this.........then go with it! If your gut tells you whoa slow down, something ain't right.............stay away from the deal then!

But if you do this, you'll be able to play more than just Minecraft!

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A:Video and USB device loss

You put in a lot better graphic card and you increased the RAM.

Still on the same power supply?

Thats my thoughts, replace the power supply with something good.
 

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I don't believe there is a "built in" remote function but the script works.
http://www.windowsnetworking.com/kb...owToEnableHibernationOnMultipleComputers.html

There is also EMCO Remote Shutdown.
 

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Just an update, I fixed this in a way that makes absolutely no sense. I gave up and then just started messing around with it. I put two hard drives in instead of 1 and it booted right up. Removed them put back in the original now it works fine. All I can think of is that the drive controller was somehow corrrupted, and even with bios reset stayed messed up; then the 2 drives somehow got it working again (2 drives providing input somehow fired it up?). Anyways, I hope this obscure happenstance helps someone else.
 

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http://www.ecrater.com/p/13107698/billionton-class-1-pcmcia-bluetooth-adapter
 

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A:No bootable device -- why?

sjhoann said:





i tried installing windows xp because it's the only C.D i have, but when it comes to accepting the terms ... it says press F8... and i press it and it does press .....Click to expand...

You need to wait about this many more after you press F8 .....................................................................................................................................................................................................................
no joke, good luck!

Don't you have the restore disk that came with it? Check HP's website for info on system restore.
 

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A:Networking new computers

jenclayton said:





I am new to networking. We have a small network in our office. We received had to replace our a few old computer with xp.
Windows 7 is our new computer. Everything seems to be working great with file sharing. Our main computer that everyone works off recently became not accessible to certain computers with XP.Click to expand...

XP needs the LTDR (responder) installed and made active; see http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5577



We switched to TrendMicro with the new computers.
Our old computers used Panda, and we do not have access to the firewall.Click to expand...

hmm; someone *MUST* get control of the FW on all systems - - usually the admin account. While working on the symptoms reported here, DISABLE your TrendMicro, Panda, and all other such tools



I uninstalled one of the xp computers with TrendMicro; however, that didn't work. It pops open a window stating the computer is not accessible. Please contact administrator. Everyone is networked to the same "WORKGROUP." When the main computer is shut down and restarted, everyone can use it for a short period of time. Any advice?Click to expand...

All Windows 7 system need to be declared as a WORK network and enable Simple Print/File Sharing.

The XP system will need the same Simple Print/File Sharing.

ALL systems will need the firewall to enable Simple Print/File Sharing

The TCP setup is correct when every system can ping every other system using the IP address.

The File Sharing is correct when all systems can map a common drive (whichever you are using for shared documents) and map+open the Shared Folder.

Now once this works, you can take ONE XP & ONE Windows 7 system and enable your Antivirus software. If you start to see problems again, then it is in the Antivirus.
 

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Regards,

Goldy.
 

A:Can I connect a router to a Telstra Elite mobile Wi-Fi device

the features make note



Connects up to 5 Wi-Fi enabled devicesClick to expand...

which says it is acting like a router for itself. That allows you to attach a SWITCH
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If you already have an extra router, connect a port from the Telstra Elite to a LAN port on the router (leave the WAN port empty).
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A:HDD shows as "device not ready"

etc

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A:I have solved my limited connectivity and need some answers

I think the lack of responses here may be the result of everyone else being confused as well.

Try explaining that a little better, its not exactly clear what your problem is.
 

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A:No audio output device is installed

Is this a New Acer, or have you had it for a while.
Many Acer's are not capable of being over-driven. They will become hot and sometimes fail when over-driven at high volume
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A:Computer shuts down when I remove USB device!

I assume those memory cards appear in Windows as removable media (with drive letters assigned?)

Use the Safely Remove Hardware icon in your notification tray to notify Windows to stop all I/O to those "logical drives" (the memory cards) before you remove them
 

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A:No bootable device

Is the hard drive detected in the bios, if not the motherboard might be bad. I replace a lot of laptop motherboards
 

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A:I/O device error with external hard drive

The Freeagent's power supply has probably failed
 

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A:How to format a USB device?

Hi Madihlaba11 :wave:

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A:I can't connect to my home network while other computers can

Do you have the correct wireless drivers for your laptop?
 

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Also when i click on the volume control, it says there are no active mixer devices
available. Then it gives me instruction on how to install it however it doesnt work.
Please help anybody....
 

A:No audio device

RE:

That happened to me too, but It happened randomly, just one day it didn't work (On XP Also) Try the motherboard drivers, otherwise just buy a cheap sound card. Get the drivers from the manufacturer website, with your computer model number - Like 533w or dv7

Good Luck, Brodie {Rudedog Racin}

EDIT: Check this out techspot.com/vb/topic149588.html
 

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A:Simple fix unknown

This might help: http://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20071012212936AAggQRW
 

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My question is, will the optical drive be capable of burning the iso to the DVD-RW?

The description of the optical drive from Speccy can be found in the attachment.

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A:Burning Windows 7 64-bit ISO using Benq DVD DD DW1640 ATA device

Looks like it'll support both +RW & -RW. More importantly, what size is the ISO? I've only seen 4.7GB rewritable DVD. So if the ISO is bigger than that, then you'll have to burn it to a double layer DVD. Which looks like your drive will support also.

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A:External USB 2.0 HD not seen in device manager

Try this:

1. Uninstall your USB Mass Storage Device then Scan for Hardware Changes.
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A:No audio device on Win7, drivers from Asus won't install

sound

which speakers are you using and which driver?
because most of the speakers are plug n play...
 

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A:Graphics card issue (not solved by any other threads)

I suggest a clean reinstall of the OS and drivers from scratch. Clean out your PC, re-seat all the components and continue with a fresh install of OS, drivers, etc.

If that doesn't work, then it's an issue with your card or the PCI-E slot on the motherboard.
 

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A:PCI device problem

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A:Asus motherboard "USB Device Over Current Status Detected"

I just did a search for this error and I see what you mean, there are dozens of different solutions. Had you made any changes just before this occured?

I think the best place to start is to begin by disconnecting everything from the mobo apart from one memory stick and the monitor. This includes disconnecting the hard drive/s, CD drive/s, keyboard, mouse speakers, printer, any USB device and unplugging the cable that goes to the front USB connections (if you have any) any cards including graphics (unless you have no onboard graphics to connect to the monitor) and any card readers or floppy drives. Then try to boot and see if you get the post screen or that error again.

Let me know what happens.
 

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A:No audio device and speakers are fuzzy?

It sounds (!) as if the wrong drivers are installed,
First, uninstall the device and restart the machine. It should reinstall the drivers automatically.
If this does not sort the problem, see if you can see the make and name of the motherboard. from the opening boot menu, If not, take the lid off the box and look at the board itself ,
Once you have that detail you can search on the net or the maker's website for downloadable drivers.
If all else fails, buy a sound card and install it as a daughterboard, remembering to disable the on board card at the same time.
 

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A:Seagate expansion hard drive not showing on computers

Sounds like the drive has failed as you had been getting warning signs with the I/O errors and now it has stopped working. There is a possibility that it is just the circuitry in the housing so you may be able to get it going again with a new housing. You could first test the drive by removing it from the housing and hooking it up to the internal connections of a desktop PC or by using a USB adapter.
 

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> Full virus scan
> Uninstalling all USB n device manager, reboot then reconnect devices

The problem may have arose when I shut the computer down with the HD still on.

I feel the problem may be the power supply, as when I plug in the HD, sound on my speakers start buzzing.

All my other devices work fine in all USB ports but my HD does not work in other computers also.

Hope you can help.

Thanks in advance.
 

A:USB device not recognized error

As the external drive fails to be recognised on other PC's as well then it is probably a fault in the circuitry in the enclosure, You can get a new enclosure and move the hard drive into it.

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A:Performance of USB device

What are your computers specs? Look at my specs in the upper right-hand corner of my posts for an idea of what computer specs are...

"my usb devices are running really slow"...

What do you mean by "running slow"?
 

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