USB device problem

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I have a USB 256MB flash drive. It works fine in an old Win98SE
system. It works fine in the backplane connectors on my new ASUS
P4P800E Deluxe WinXP system (Win XP Pro SP2). But if I insert it in
either of the front connectors in the case I get the following error
balloon:

USB device not recognized. One of the USB devices attached to this
computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it.

Clicking on the balloon calls up a table with the correct port
identified, and the above message repeated along with the advice:

Try reconnecting the device. If Windows still does not recognize it,
replace the device.

Now, I'm not about to replace the device - it works fine. And if
there is a fault in the port it's a very subtle one, because my
digital camera is recognized on the same port & I can download images
with no problems. Any suggestions? It's a pest to pull the computer
out to access the back ports whenever I want to use the USB drive.
Dave Gillingham
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    The front ports may not be correctly set up. This is a common problem. In
    some cases, the connectors are not attached and in others the jumpers are
    not correctly set.

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    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
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    "Dave Gillingham" <dewg@private.optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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    >I have a USB 256MB flash drive. It works fine in an old Win98SE
    > system. It works fine in the backplane connectors on my new ASUS
    > P4P800E Deluxe WinXP system (Win XP Pro SP2). But if I insert it in
    > either of the front connectors in the case I get the following error
    > balloon:
    >
    > USB device not recognized. One of the USB devices attached to this
    > computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it.
    >
    > Clicking on the balloon calls up a table with the correct port
    > identified, and the above message repeated along with the advice:
    >
    > Try reconnecting the device. If Windows still does not recognize it,
    > replace the device.
    >
    > Now, I'm not about to replace the device - it works fine. And if
    > there is a fault in the port it's a very subtle one, because my
    > digital camera is recognized on the same port & I can download images
    > with no problems. Any suggestions? It's a pest to pull the computer
    > out to access the back ports whenever I want to use the USB drive.
    > Dave Gillingham
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > To email me remove the .private from my email address.
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    But I can download fine from my digital camera, using the same front
    usb port! That's why I'm so frustrated.

    On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:16:44 -0700, "Colin Barnhorst"
    <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> wrote:

    >The front ports may not be correctly set up. This is a common problem. In
    >some cases, the connectors are not attached and in others the jumpers are
    >not correctly set.

    Dave Gillingham
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    Dave,
    It might be that the front USB ports do not provide enough power to run your
    flash drive. The reason that your digital camera works, because it is
    providing the additional power needed, either with the internal batteries,
    or external power adapter. Some PC's front USB ports will not support USB
    printers, scanners, external hard drives, and must be connected to the rear
    USB ports.

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    "Dave Gillingham" <dewg@private.optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
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    But I can download fine from my digital camera, using the same front
    usb port! That's why I'm so frustrated.

    On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:16:44 -0700, "Colin Barnhorst"
    <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> wrote:

    >The front ports may not be correctly set up. This is a common problem. In
    >some cases, the connectors are not attached and in others the jumpers are
    >not correctly set.

    Dave Gillingham
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    To email me remove the .private from my email address.
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    As I said check the connections. Perhaps power was never connected.

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    Colin Barnhorst [MVP Windows - Virtual Machine]
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    "RRR_News" <rrr_news@isp.com> wrote in message
    news:O8JpfAAHFHA.3912@TK2MSFTNGP10.phx.gbl...
    > Dave,
    > It might be that the front USB ports do not provide enough power to run
    > your
    > flash drive. The reason that your digital camera works, because it is
    > providing the additional power needed, either with the internal batteries,
    > or external power adapter. Some PC's front USB ports will not support USB
    > printers, scanners, external hard drives, and must be connected to the
    > rear
    > USB ports.
    >
    > --
    >
    > Add MS to your News Reader: news://msnews.microsoft.com
    > Rich/rerat
    >
    > (RRR News) <message rule>
    > <<Previous Text Snipped to Save Bandwidth When Appropriate>>
    >
    >
    >
    > "Dave Gillingham" <dewg@private.optusnet.com.au> wrote in message
    > news:dhk0215vtnt1bptdd2d6uucr4q292ia9a7@4ax.com...
    > But I can download fine from my digital camera, using the same front
    > usb port! That's why I'm so frustrated.
    >
    > On Fri, 25 Feb 2005 09:16:44 -0700, "Colin Barnhorst"
    > <colinbarharst(nojunk)@msn.com> wrote:
    >
    >>The front ports may not be correctly set up. This is a common problem.
    >>In
    >>some cases, the connectors are not attached and in others the jumpers are
    >>not correctly set.
    >
    > Dave Gillingham
    > ------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    > To email me remove the .private from my email address.
    >
    >
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