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USB 3.0 ports work for mouse and keyboard, but not for anything else

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October 16, 2012 11:09:10 PM

Hi all,

As the thread title states, some of the USB 3.0 ports on my newly-built computer will not work with anything other than a mouse or a keyboard. Bluetooth headset, USB flash drive etc. will not show up in windows when plugged into these ports. The ports will charge and power all devices. EDIT: I should add that these ports are at the back, and are part of the motherboard; they are not front ports attached via a cable.

Solutions I've tried:
- Making sure USB 3.0 is enabled in the BIOS
- Flashing BIOS to latest version
- Installing the newest Intel USB 3.0 drivers in windows

My specs:

Processor: Intel i7-3770K
Motherboard: Asus P8Z77-V PRO
Memory: Patriot 8GB Viper 3 1600MHz (2x4Gb) RAM
SSD: Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SATA III
HDD: WD 1TB 7200RPM 64MB cache
Graphics: eVGA Geforce GTX660Ti+ 3GB GDDR5
PSU: Corsair TX550M Modular
OS: Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64-bit OEM

Any help you can give me would be greatly appreciated! :) 

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October 17, 2012 12:24:16 AM

Did you install all three USB3 drivers?
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October 17, 2012 12:38:56 AM

knightdog56 said:
Did you install all three USB3 drivers?


There are three drivers I need to install? I thought there was only the one driver, which I found here:

http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&...

Are there more drivers I need to install? I already tried the ones that came with my motherboard's dvd...
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October 17, 2012 1:04:07 AM

Best answer selected by DifferentFrogs.
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October 17, 2012 1:05:06 AM

TIL one needs to install more than one set of USB 3.0 drivers... Thanks knightdog!

I found that my motherboard's homepage at ASUS had drivers from both Intel and Asmedia listed on the download's page. So I installed those, and everything's now working great.
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