Anything that I plug into the usb ports isn't recognized on my computer. When I plug something in, my computer doesn't make the usual "bloomp" sound and nothing pops up. When I search for my usb in my computer, it's not there. My computer acts like I didn't plug anything in. Please help!
If you look at the Device Manager (devmgmt.msc) do your USB devices show as being correctly installed? Does your system have any USB 3.0 ports?
Something to look for in Device Manger is an option to reset a USB device. Sometimes, if you have a card reader and use safe removal to remove the media, is messes up that port and may need to be reset.
It's only started happening this week. Before then everything was working fine.
On the Device Manager, none of the USB devices under Universal Serial Bus Controllers have the little yellow exclamation sign, if that's what you mean by being correctly installed (Sorry - I'm not exactly computer savvy)
How do I reset a USB device in the Device Manager?