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USB ports stopped working.

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    USB ports stopped working.


    On my Hewlett-Packard 110-412na machine running Windows 8.1, the USB ports stopped working a couple of times recently

    Since USB is the only interface between keyboard and rodent, and I waited 20 minutes or so, I had to switch the machine off and back on again.

    I looked in Device Manager where everything looked ok (no yellow flags). The properties of all the devices stated that they are all working properly.

    On the second occasion I was writing in Notebook, which doesn't have automatic saving, and lost a lot of work.

    What might have been the cause of the USB shutting down?

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    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2


    Bad or missing driver. You can use Speccy from piriform.com to see what it shows.
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    Quote Originally Posted by broe23 View Post
    Bad or missing driver.
    Despite the following:

    Quote Originally Posted by Syncopator View Post
    I looked in Device Manager where everything looked ok (no yellow flags). The properties of all the devices stated that they are all working properly.
    , I also told the system to update drivers for each of the USB items. No newer drivers are available.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

USB ports stopped working.
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