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I have had my laptop for under 6 months, and yesterday it started saying USB device not recognized, but there isn't anything plugged in. Now it is taking forever to turn back on after being shut down. Any advice?


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The USB thing seems to be a common problem for Toshiba's. You can try updating the driver. Go to Toshiba and the support section. Look up your model and download any usb drivers. Run the usb driver and see if that fixes it.
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\015\012If it doesn't the next step is to go to control panel=system-hardware or device manager- go down to the usb section and delete all of the entries. There will be sections marked host controller and usb hub. Delete all of these. Reboot the computer. Windows will now discover your usb ports again and reinstall the drivers. Than may help or fix it.
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\015\012The next step is a bit more drastic but will cure a lot of weird tosh problems (and others) and that is to reinstall windows. If you need to use the restore dvd make sure you save all of your documents, pictures, shortcuts, email and so on off as the dvd will likely wipe clean the hard drive.
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\015\012Past that point if the usb problem still exists it is a hardware problem and the main board would need to be replaced to fix it. It should be covered by warranty so check first.
Look in hardware device manager for any errors. Some internal hardware devices connect by usb internal in laptops.
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