Complete Guide to Troubleshooting USB Problems

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  1. JRViejo

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    MaximumPC Article by Mark Edward Soper.​
     
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    Excellent resource - thank you very much!
     
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    LenC, you're welcome! Take care.

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    Thanks from me too, I bookmarked the link the other day but neglected to say thanks.
     
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    bgoodman4, you're welcome as well! Take care.

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    Hi JRViejo;

    Nice info. Thank you will check it out!:D
     
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    Dundertaker, you're welcome! Keep the info handy in case you ever have USB issues. Take care.

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    I've read this article and am looking at USB information in my device manager. Can someone explain to me why there are so many USB entries and what does each of them mean? For example, what are all the "root hub" entries?
     

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    Those Root hub entries are usb ports at your disposal. The host controller connected with USB2 is probably a mouse/keyboard or something.
     
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    He didn't seem to go into much troubleshooting, such as with problems commonly seen. Just a few basics about settings you generally never go into or adjust.

    99% of problems I've found that are USB related are solved with 2 methods..
    *Removing the USB Composite Device in device manager..such as in the screenshot above, and letting Windows reinstall it. Very common with printers/scanners/AIW devices.
    *Downloading and installing the latest motherboard chipset/inf drivers from your motherboards vendor.
     
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