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My USB Ports are sporadically failing RRS feed

  • Question

  • I have a dell Precision Mobile Workstation (another name for a clunky heavy laptop) M6600, running Windows 10 X64 Ver 1903.  The computer is about 6 years old, but for the most part it works great. Recently, though, I'm experiencing sporadic USB Port failures on all ports (2 USB 3, 3 USB 2 and a two port USB 3 PCMCIA card).  Sometimes they all work fine, but more and more frequently, they sporadically won't recognize a plugged in device.

    I've tried all the standard fixes that I could find on the internet, but none worked.  When I check for new drivers from Dell, I'm told that I have the latest ones; most likely because of the computer's age.  I can't determine if this is a sporadic hardware failure or software.

    FWIW I'm including a screenshot of Device Manager; ignore those two "Other Devices", they've been there since the day I bought the computer, and I can't get rid of them, but I do believe that they're a separate issue.

    I'll be very grateful for any help.


    Capt. Dinosaur

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:07 PM

Answers

  • Capt. Dinosaur,

    Sorry cap but you have posted to a forum that deals exclusively with questions/issues about Microsoft Project, a project management application. I suggest you re-post to the following forum:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=whatforum

    John

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:14 PM

All replies

  • Capt. Dinosaur,

    Sorry cap but you have posted to a forum that deals exclusively with questions/issues about Microsoft Project, a project management application. I suggest you re-post to the following forum:

    https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/home?forum=whatforum

    John

    Wednesday, September 25, 2019 4:14 PM
  • I moved my question to a different forum; still no sure if it's the right one.

    Capt. Dinosaur

    Thursday, September 26, 2019 8:07 PM