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Usb ports will not recognize flash drive, camera and printer

\015 When I shut down my computer and then restart it sometimes it won't recognize my printer then I have to reinstall driver for it and it is fine until I shut down again. On occasion it will appear after just a restart. But....the usb ports will then not recognize my new camera or flash drive. Can you help with this?\015\012Thank you...Janette\015

Answers :

USB devices are great when they work and a pain when they don't. Moisture in the air can corrode copper and aluminum contacts, depending on what they are. Gold contacts are best, but that makes the cables more expensive.
\015\012Instead of reinstalling your printer driver when the printer is not recognized, just unplug both ends of the USB cable and then plug it back in. This refreshes the contact connection. For your camera and flash drive, ALWAYS use the "Safely Remove Hardware" icon in the System try in the lower right on the task bar to disconnect them before removal. Windows needs control over removal to make sure it is not writing to them and corrupting them. With the printer, you can safely remove the cable when it is not recognized because it is not sending to it. By pluging the printer back in, the computer and Windows sense the change and checks it out. Another option may be to replace the USB cable for the printer.
Pl state which pc u hav, its motherboard, the operating system and what anti virus is used?
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\015\012its quite possible tat ur hardware is malfunctioned, possibly teh\015\012operatin system (windows XP / vista / ME / 98) is gone currupt, or\015\012simply u can unhook the USB of the printer before restartin it, and\015\012hook it again only after restartin it.
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