External USB Drives Do Not Connect
Posted on 2006-06-05
I am using Windows XP Pro, with SP2 installed. For a long while, I ran into trouble running USB storage-devices. Every time I connect the device, it says "USB Device Not Recognized". It seems to be totally random about the selection of devices that malfunction, because, as an example, he has no trouble connecting one of my 1GB sticks (well, there is a slight problem... It always tells me it runs at a lower speed than the maximum possible, but I never managed to change it) and my friend's iPod, while he never recognizes my earlier 512MB stick, or the newer 3GB MP3 HDD.
This time, it has become really problematic, as the working stick is not around anymore, and I need to transfer some bigger files... I know for sure that the other devices work, as I have no problem connecting them to other computers, where they work like they should. I'm not sure if it's got something to do with it, but I think it's related: The windows device-manager told me that "windows could not determine the settings for the Multiport Communications Port (COM3)"...
I've tried the BIOS, but I didn't find anything helpfull (and, I'm afraid of messing up something there). I've got an ASUS P4SP-MX, if it helps.