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USB 3.0 drivers no longer appearing in Device Manager

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    Windows 8.1

    USB 3.0 drivers no longer appearing in Device Manager


    Hello there. I have done something that is rather foolish. I have a Turtle Beach z22 headset, and I read that the USB cord for the headset doesn't work well with USB 3.0 ports, so I decided make an attempt to run the drivers for USB 2.0 on my USB 3 port. However, this didn't work the way I expected. The reason for trying to have the port run the 2.0 drivers is because it's the only port next to my audio jack, and in order to use a 2.0 port I would have to reach my USB cord all the way across my keyboard. My USB 3.0 driver for the port no longer appears in my device manager, and whenever I plug anything into the port, my laptop no longer registers it. Is there any way to get the USB 3.0 drivers running again?

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    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Try to run systen restore prior to change was made.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Try to run systen restore prior to change was made.
    Well this stinks. My computer isn't showing me any restore points previous to the change I made.
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USB 3.0 drivers no longer appearing in Device Manager
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