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How many USB ports do you use?

Q: How many USB ports do you use?

Was just thinking, how many USB ports do you guys use? I would imagine more than the average user as I suspect that members of a technology forum wouldn't use the same as the average user. If possible I would like to know what you use the ports for in the comments, personally I use 6, one for my mouse, one for my webcam, one for my speakers, one for keyboard's USB hub (which I never use), one for my wireless xbox controller receiver for PC and one for my iPod cable. My keyboard is PS/2 for the actual keyboard part, if you were wondering. Thanks!

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A: How many USB ports do you use?

Mouse, keyboard, webcam, XBox 360 controller, Logitech G27, WooAudio WA7, sometimes I swap out portable hard drives and thumb drives and occasionally plug in a custom joystick for playing SSF4AE... and that's just for my gaming rig.
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A:USB ports giving me trouble

Your drivers are corrupt. You can uninstall them and let windows reinstall them. This may fix the problem . But if the usb ports are bad. You will get the same problem back. You can also try a restore point to when the computer or laptop usb ports were working fine. I hope this helps.
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A:Front usb ports not appearing

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A:Static IP connection - All ports refuse connections

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A:USB ports stopped working

Borrow or purchase a ps2 kb. Enter BIOS and enable USB KB/Mouse. I'm not sure it is called exactly that, but it is something similar that you will be able to find. I too have a Gigabyte motherboard (older than yours even) and have had problems with it liking USB kb inputs until I explicitly set that in the BIOS. What is weird is sometimes USB will work if that isn't set, or sometimes it will half-*** work, as in I could get into the BIOS or force the boot selection menu, but then the kb wouldn't work.

So bottom line is, I know what you are describing, but I don't know of a good fix, outside of just acquiring a ps2 kb which will get you out of this situation 100% of the time.
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Can you try infrared or bluetooth devices?
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A:New modem / issues with ports

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A:Front USB ports suddenly stopped working

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A:Router: Blocking ports only on Wi-Fi?

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A:CD/DVD drives and USB ports not working

no? ok. thought I would get a response. I THOUGHT WRONG! lol
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Isn't this still under warranty? Can you take it in for warranty work?
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The replacement motherboard is probably bad. Have I ever bought bad motherboards? YES! Both for laptops and desktops...
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A:All devices in USB ports install as Unknown

It's another long shot but again, is easy to do, so give it a try. You have the same symptoms so try the same trick as in this thread Driver failure, unknown devices in USB controller. It worked there. Maybe for you too> <fingers crossed>

LookinAround said:

I've seen this trick work on only just a couple occasions but is easy so is also worth a try for your symptoms

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Hope it may help <fingers crossed>Click to expand...
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A:USB ports makes cooling fan run full speed?

Powah said:

Is this a problem with wires? Or is it just a problem where the ports at the front need replaing all together?Click to expand...

Hard to say at this state.

By "a piece broken off", do you mean Mr. Tony broke the flashstick so that the USB-male is still plugged in, but the drive itself has been detached? Have you removed the piece which is still inside? (It helps ) - also, which OS is the computer running? This is sort of important, as different OS's works (a little) differently regarding the USB-ports.

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A:My USB ports are underpowered, how do I fix this?

Both USB 1.1 & 2.0 supply power to the attached device(s) - - but ONLY 500ma per slot. You were right to get an enclosure for the HDD, but it needs to be externally powered to drive the higher current needs of an HDD.

It does seem strange that

everytime I plug my iPad on my computer it says "not charging"Click to expand...

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A:USB ports not working properly?

Possibly you aren't inserting the flash drive all the way in?
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A:USB ports randomly stopped working on Windows 7

I've noticed that nobody's replied to your post, so I figured I'd try to say at least a little something. I'm not too sure that it'd be of any help to you, but have you checked any settings in your BIOS that might be responsible for the control of it? It's probably a bit of a long shot but it can't hurt to check it out.
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A:USB ports no longer working, stemming from mobo?

Very odd symptoms... I'd suggest you try booting into an alternate non-Windows OS, if your USB ports still don't work then you've ruled out Windows and would say it must be mobo/hardware/BIOS related i'd think.

See step #2 in link below to download and try booting into Knoppix then see if your USB ports still don't work. See How to recover your folders/files when Windows won?t boot
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A:How to open ports on your router

ragne2 said:

I was wondering on how to open ports so i can run a server and be a host.

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cause im too lazy to do all that command promt stuff. but if using command prompt is the only wy ill do it.Click to expand...

Opening a port is a goofy term - - let's start with just using a port.
For a port to exist, some program creates a socket and then uses it to LISTEN for connections. You can see this with (command prompt tool) netstat -oan
Programs which are awaiting connections show up like

the nnn are the 'port numbers' created by the program.

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HOWEVER, that's only one-third of the story; two other conditions must be met

the firewall on that system must be configured to ALLOW traffic to the specific port(s) desired
and, if a system not on your LAN needs access to a program on that system, then
the router must port forward
Consider this network

+ ------- System A
+-------- System B

if System A has the program (and the port is listening and the firewall allows)
then System B can get to it without concern for the router at all.[*]

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then the router must port foward.

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so first you need to arrange to have System A use a static IP address on your router.
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forward port xxx to IPaddress-for-systemA​
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During your-

Spudrifle said:

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did you try downloading and running OpenAL from here?
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-- Andy
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A:USB ports not functioning

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See USB Device Problems? Check for Windows Updates
See How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers
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/* EDIT */
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Your problem relates to Windows "Plug and Play". Specifically, it's called "hot docking". .

In order for hot docking to work as a Plug and Play event, several things must be in place and supported by both your hardware and software.

First off you mention a Thinkpad X61T. Is that a X61 Tablet???? Their site only lists X61, X61 Tablet and X61s.

What Windows operating system (I'll guess at XP Professional) and what Service Pack level?

And what is the version number of the "latest BIOS" you have installed.

Tell me if XP is running in ACPI mode
- click Start->Run, enter devmgmt.msc
- Look for Computer and double click it to expand it.
- Does it say "Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI) PC"? If not, exactly what does it say?
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are you sure its a dell with no ps2 ports?

That in itself has left me confused.... i have NEVER seen a dell without them (desktop of course....)
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do you know if your using onboard sound or a sound card?
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If you have a Dell;

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A:PC's usb ports not detecting usb or removable devices

- What is the make and model of your computer?

- Which operating system are you running?

/* Edit */ - Ooops, never mind. I see you have already included a system profile.
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A:Flash drive not operative in all ports?

The port is dead? Can you use any other devices there?
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Try the iPods on another computer
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I think it is a simple case of not having all your drivers and downloads installed.
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That Gateway has an internal cable that connects the USB to the card or the motherboard. Look for a loose or disconnected cable... or a damaged one.
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Your system doesn't have any online drivers to load for USB
Therefore Vista itself is supplying the driver files only.

Under that case, please got to:

Start --> Run --> devmgmt.msc

Once Device Manager Opens, check for any issues
A troubleshooting guide for Vista Device Manager is here:

But it seems to me that you are best to remove all USB drivers
Warning: Removing the USB drivers (fully) will also stop a USB mouse and/or USB keyboard.

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Allows Windows to automatically find and setup the new drivers

Test again for USB 2
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A:USB ports not working

How were you uninstalling drivers? If you were doing it any way outside of the Device Manager then there is a good chance you were doing it wrong. Just delete your USB root hubs from device manager and reboot. Windows should autodetect and install the drivers for them automatically.
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A:Problems with all USB ports on my CPU

go to the Dev Mgr
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now delete all the drivers

save and shutdown the system

connect your USB device to the system and then boot-up

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A:Usb ports dont work after replacing motherboard

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