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Front USB ports not working, but rear USB ports work…

Q: Front USB ports not working, but rear USB ports work…

This is a brand new custom built PC for web browsing for a motel lobby.

Win7 Home Premium
AMD A4-3300 Llano
MSI A55M-P33 FM1
Rosewill FBM-02 MicroATX Mini Tower

Running latest BIOS and latest drivers downloaded directly from manufacturer's website.

I tried switching between all 3 internal headers and none of them would detect the flash drive.

If I plug the drive in the rear ports it detects right away leading me to suspect the case's ports might be defective but I don't have another USB 2.0 card lying around to confirm.

Based on this info does it seem likely that the front ports themselves are faulty?

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A: Front USB ports not working, but rear USB ports work…

You might check to see if the case end of the USB cables are properly plugged into the front panel holding the headers. Some board need more than one brand of USB drivers, Renesas, NEC, etc.
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Vista Ultimate -bit ASUS Rampage Formula motherboard USB mouse and keyboard connected in back ports Two things Back ports working, partially ethernet) working front ports stopped (USB, happened Avira antivirus warned me of some threats which I either ignored or deleted Windows Update Back ports (USB, ethernet) stopped working, front ports partially working had some updates ready although I m not sure if it updated I turned off my PC for a couple of hours turned it back on and realized that my USB keyboard was not working on the password screen I eventually unplugged it from the back and plugged it into the front where it worked However my USB mouse did not work when plugged into the second front port nor did it work when plugged into the front port in which the keyboard worked I accessed System Restore using my keyboard and restored to one day previously When it finished both keyboard and mouse worked although I got a pop-up message alerting me that the quot drivers for your device could not be installed quot When I clicked quot OK quot the mouse stopped working again I have checked BIOS and both mouse and keyboard are recognized so it does not appear to be a hardware issue nbsp
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hey guys,

i use a couple of speakers which is plugged to the rear speaker port, I'm using windows 8 pro atm and i cant access my front panel audio port to connect my hp, so can some one suggest me an app to control the audio ports which will allow me to plug my speakers and headphone and just to make 1 audio output,

reply fast thanks

A:Front and Rear panel audio ports control

That Motherboard number of G41d3b in your System Specs indicates a Biostar board [which should have been included]. Have you checked the maker's site for any software they might have that will do that?
G41D3B :: Motherboard :: BIOSTAR
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Ran out of ideas what to try. Please help! Thanks!

P/S My mobo only has two rear USB 3.0 ports, the rest are all 2.0 ports AFAIK

A:Rear USB 3.0 ports not working

Have you carried out physical checks, i.e. opened up the case and checked to see if the ports are actually connected to the motherboard? It's not outwith the bounds of possibility that something got bumped when you were installing the SSD.

I did install the Intel USB 3.0 driver & all the drivers listed in the link below:Click to expand...

Did you install these before or after you were having issues? If the former, try finding a good restore point and restoring from there.
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And it happens only when I boot the computer up and find that neither my keyboard or mouse are working then I plug them into front avaialable usb ports and they work fine And then If I try to uninstall universal bus controllers by device manager then my keyboard mouse stops working obviously then I shutdown via power button plug keyboard mouse again back to rear usb ports and they start working till few days I'm on windows x with latest updates and all latest drivers etc The funny thing is this problem is with me since last years or so and I changed Power supplies since then and luckily one motherboard changed mouses and keyboard Hard disk stop sometimes USB Ports working... All rear too So what's the problem even if they are plugged in rear ports I get quot USB Disconnection quot sound sometimes I'm sick with this issue now thinking about buying a bluetooth keyboard mouse but there are other things that needed to be plug in into rear ports or should I go for an internal USB PCI card Check My system specs Please

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What about your Power Options, power saving plan. Maybe set too aggressive ?
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I'm ok with computers, but... In my 'Device Manager' (see attachment under "other devices") it says there is no drivers installed.

I cant find any 3.0 drivers at ASRock's website
ASRock > FM2A75M-DGS

A:Motherboard's rear USB 3.0 ports not working

What is that ASRock XFast USB Utility ver:3.02.30? Have you tried that?

I am not liking ASrocks idea of the "All-In-One" driver package. And it is for just this reason. What if you want to install or change just one of the drivers? You might try installing that package again if the above utility is not the one. Maybe it will give you options.

Also check carefully through the UEFI BIOS setup settings. Look for anything related to USB3. Maybe you need to enable something there.
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A:Keyboard for some reason doesn't work in rear ports.

try and do a system restore to before any of these problems occurred. Start, programs, accessories, system tools, system restore; then pick a date and time at which you know the system was working fine with the rear ports. IF that doesnt work; then you might try and see if there are any updated drivers for your usb hub controller(s).
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A:Front USB ports no longer work

What computer you got?
Vista version?
Drivers up to date?

there could be lots wrong so please specifiy
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A:Front Audio ports won't work...

if you recently made a fresh OS install,

1. install the sound driver (comes with the mainboard CD)
2. go to BIOS & enable your onboard sound.
3. please get a windows update.
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A:Front USB ports wont work?

Those USB ports normally come in block. So the broken one probably short circuits the other front ports.
Best option would be, to replace the complete block.I wouldn't want to bother you with removing wires from the damaged port.

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(1) Just put together a new computer with Win7 and ASUS M2N68-AM SE2 motherboard
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(3) When plugging in a device in the front USB, it says "Installing Device..." and then "Device couldn't be properly installed"
(4) But strangely a USB flash drive works fine in the front USB
(5) Also, USB hubs don't work. They act just like my front USB ports.

This is so bizarre but it's actually causing me some problems because I recently broke an arm and cannot reach the back of the computer to plug in an USB device.

Would greatly appreciate your help guys!


A:USB ports in Front don't work, but the ones in the back do?!

Do you have all Win 7 updates installed? Recent ones included USB drivers.

Are the board connectors backward?
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CPU-Z validation for specs below.
Speccy information:

A:Front USB 3.0 ports not working?

What does Device Manager show, any issue with USB Controllers?

Make sure the case USB ports wire connector is plugged into the Motherboard. Unplug then plug the connector back in.

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A:Front Audio And Mic Ports Not Working

Before I look up your front panel connections and your mobo, let me ask you what speakers are you using? Does it have a separate (remote) volume control? Mine has jacks for both on the side
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A:Antec Front US Ports not working...?

Double check the connectors and make sure they are correct.
The data lines are polarized.
+ needs to be connected to + and - to -.
Make sure the cable you are using is acually a data cable and
not just a charging cable.
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Just to clarify, are the USB ports working like they should be?
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A:USB ports (front/left) not working after upgrade from 8.1 Ho...

Hi @write_on, Thank you for posting at HP Forums. I understand that the USB does not work either with Windows 10 or Windows 8.1. According to the failure ID you gave, it is a USB failure with a code 434. It seems like a hardware failure. Please use the following link to create a case for your issue, and contact HP. If you live outside the US/Canada, please click the link to get the contact information for your region.
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A:Front USB ports suddenly stopped working

You might have to open up your case, trace back the cable, and re-plug it. It could be detached, or the USB controller on the front ports could be fried somehow too.
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A:front USB 2.0 ports suddenly stop working

since it happened right after an update lets try to bring the computer back in time when it did work, please follow this guide:
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A:Front USB Ports not working on HP Slimline s5-1224

Check within Device Drivers for any flagged items.  Check that the USB cable from those ports is still plugged into the motherboard.
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I did clean all old Windows updates using disk cleanup which may have caused the problem.

So far, I uninstalled the USB driver and tried to reinstall the software with no success.
I have attached a picture of a screenshot after the driver installation failed.
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A:Front USB ports not working, driver problem

Just a couple of questions, how did you reinstall the drivers? Through Device Manager or running from the motherboard disc utility? And did you have any USB devices plugged in when installed it?
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Also could you post a screenshot of Device Manager with the USB controllers section expanded.

For what it's worth I have a very similar set up in my back up rig (A10-5800k on an ASUS F2A85-V Pro) and have never got the front USB 3.0 ports working on the BitFenix front panel I added. Not saying we won't get yours working, just that you're certainly not alone with this issue.
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When I plug it into speakers into the front audio jacks (There are two) Realtek HD Audio does not give the message "A Jack Has Been Plugged In". The back ports work fine for the record.


Windows XP SP3

Motherboard: MSI 975X Platinum PowerUp Edition

Realtek HD Audio Manager:
Driver Version
Audio Codec ALC888.

If you need any other information please let me know as soon as possible.

Thanks in advance!

A:Solved: Front Panel Audio Ports Not Working

Well I got it working after much forum searching!

"Had same problem but problem isn't the chip.
In Realtec Audio Manager, if you hover over the pink and green icons for the front panel you'll probably see they're both set up for speakers or headphones.
To solve you first need to unplug the microphone.
Then click on the 'folder' icon, which is just to the right of where it says 'ANALOG'.
Then make sure you enable fron't panel jack detection and enable the auto pop-up dialog.
Then plug the mic in, and when the pop-up asks tell it that you've plugged in the Mic.
Suggest you disable the front panel detection and the auto pop-up afterwards as it's a right pain.
You can get a similar end result if you use the 'Connector Retasking' facility - just right click on the pink or green socket icon.
Hope this helps someone.
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A:[SOLVED] Front Panel Audio Ports Not Working

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I'd really appreciate any help! :)
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A:Headset not working, front ports not working

First, its possible inside your computer case, there is just a loose cable that is causing the problem with the front jacks on your computer. Check inside, right behind where the earphone jack is for a cord running to somewhere on your motherboard or Sound card.

If that dosn't work,
Do you have a CD/DVD player with a earphone jack and have you tried that?
Assuming its the port that is bad itself and not just loose, you could check in at radio shack, bestbuy, or for a cord that splits the output. If you get lucky you might find one with a chanel select that will allow you to swap which recieves the output.
The other option, from radio shack I got a Bluetooth USB adapter for $20 and a good pair of BT earphones, again purchased online for cheap (I recommend samsung BT500 earphones).

Another alternative, my speakers have a earphone jack in them as well (the computer speakers, as well as the reciever I currently have my sound card plugged into).

If you have a quality home theater set up, for $80 on new egg you can pick up a good soundcard with optical, Coax, and AV out which you plug into your home entertainment center that again will allow you to use headphones.
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A:Sound issues: back ports not working, front (headphone) port works

the front ports are most-likely canceling out the rear ports, unless you've dealt with a similar setup that worked fine.
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Open Device Manager and expand the Universal Serial Bus controllers section, are there any entreis with a next to them?
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System Info - See Your System Specs

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The Dell Dimension 3000 desktop was introduced on or about September 2004, so it's well over 10 years old.

It's worth less than $100.00, so I'm surprised that you purchased it and that it wasn't donated to you.

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A:sound/front panel ports

i have the same situation but when i mute sound still comes out out of headphones. i kinda like it so no complains here
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did u reinstall the sound drivers and teh mitsumi interface?

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First off, I moved your post as you posted in the general informational post about the RealTek drivers, which is not really a help thread.

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A:Code 43 Error on Front Panel USB ports

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