Windows – USB device not recognised on Windows 7

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I have an extremely strange issue.

Up until 3 weeks my Intermec device functioned perfectly on my HP Elitebook Windows 7 machine. Then for some reason I started getting "USB Device Not Recognised" message. I went through the normal troubleshooting

  • Uninstall USB Hub and let everything re-install
  • Re-install drivers
  • Tried different ports

I then got hold of another colleagues device (exactly the same device) plugged it in and it worked fine. I tried my device on his laptop (exact same spec/make and OS) and it worked absolutely fine.

I then replaced my motherboard on the laptop to see if there was some issue with the USB ports however it still shows the same issue.

I suspect it is perhaps a corrupt registry entry somewhere as I have replaced all the USB inf files in case they were corrupted and still the same issue.

Has anyone had similar USB problems? If so how did you solve them?

Best Answer

  • I would do three things:

    1. A System Restore to at least 3 weeks back, before the problem started.
    2. sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt
    3. chkdsk /f from an elevated command prompt at least twice
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