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USB device not recognized, read everything thread I could find (code 43)

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Last response: in Laptop General Discussion
April 14, 2013 3:37:47 PM

Sorry, not sure exactly where to post this.

I know there is a million threads on this issue, and I have read them all and tried all things. Nothing is working. I have four USB ports on my laptop (it's a cheap custom build) and none of my USB devices are being recognized on it. One day everything worked fine, the next nothing is being recognized and drivers are failing to be installed correctly and I get code 43. I have a external hardrive, USB cam, and USB mouse...nothing works.

I've tried taking the laptop apart and cleaning it, uninstalling the devices and reinstalling in the device manager, updating the drivers, powering off the computer and taking out the battery and holding down the power button for a few seconds, windows updates, patches, messing around in the registry. Nothing works.

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a c 384 D Laptop
April 14, 2013 3:59:45 PM

What is the make and model of your laptop.
April 14, 2013 4:07:44 PM

jarotech said:
What is the make and model of your laptop.

Toshiba satellite a135-s2306
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April 14, 2013 4:41:22 PM

jarotech said:
I found a link with your problem, try it and come back with what you found :

No, I'm afraid that didn't work. The two solutions were to uninstall everything under the USB in the device manager, and to take out the battery and leave it unplugged for five minutes. I've tried both of them before and it still doesn't work. Thank you, however, for looking for me.

a c 384 D Laptop
April 14, 2013 4:48:00 PM

Ok, have you a device who indicate you have power to the usb ports ?
April 14, 2013 5:14:20 PM

jarotech said:
Ok, have you a device who indicate you have power to the usb ports ?

I'm not sure exactly what you meant, but I'm assuming you meant to ask if I have a device that will tell me if my USB ports recieve power. In that case, I do not.

However, when I plug in my USB mouse, the laser part of it will light up and stay lit, indicating that it is receiving power. When I move my thumb over the laser part of the mouse it lights up brighter, meaning that it senses something. Also since my computer detects something was plugged in, I would assume that the USB ports work. It's just that the drivers won't install, and it says unknown USB device.