USB Device Not Recognized

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Pinkipad, May 26, 2012.

  1. Pinkipad

    Pinkipad New Member

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    My computer did not recognize my USB device I use almost daily -- my printer. Tried all 3 USB ports in my netbook to no avail.

    That was 2 days ago. Yesterday I plugged it in and all was fine.

    Just now I tried to print but, again, that annoying icon was in my sys tray, saying USB device not recognized.

    I shut down each night. Nothing has been installed or removed in a week.

    Help!
     
  2. helpifIcan

    helpifIcan Extraordinary Member

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    Does it see other USB devices like a USB key, drive, mouse, etc.
    If so then it could be the printer, a bad cable.
    If not you could try deleting the USB driver and letting WIN reinstall.
     
  3. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    If it does see all other USB devices, uninstall the printer in Device Manger and let it reinstall it.
     

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