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I am a newbie. I bought an used ACER Veriton 5600g Celeron 2.0Ghz, 512Meg, 40Gig. It has Win XP Pro SP2. It's have two USB ports in front and two at the back. None of them are working. I tried an ioptical mouse, the light comes on but the PC doesn't detect it. I tried a flash drive, nothing as well.
I've enabled the USB settings in the BIOS. But when I look in Device manager, click on properties, I get code 45 (this hardware device is not connected to the computer).
I've googled back and forth but can't find any answer to this. Has anyone come across this before?
I am concerned that a wire might have come off during transportation. How do I check?
Open your case, find the USB ports in either the front or the back, and trace any wires coming from them to make sure both ends are connected securely. It's unlikely that the back USB ports have any wires connected to them since they're probably built in to your motherboard.
In device manager, you can right click to uninstall a driver. What happens after that? Can I re-install a driver?
Certainly, but make sure you have the right drivers for your hardware first so you can reinstall them.
Have you checked the Acer support site?
The back port are fused onto the m-board. In this case, they should work right, but they don't.
In Device manager, a flag has been raised on "PCMCIA and Flash memory devices". The guy who sole me the PC reckon drivers for those are missing, that is why the PC didnt detect my flash drive.
USB drivers are pretty standard right? I can just download them from MS website, correct? I am a damn newbie in this.