19th November 2004, 03:57 AM
i m having some problems with my plug and play. when i plug in my card reader, my computer cant seem to detect it. but if i plug in and reboot or boot up with the reader plugged in, my comp detects it. its the same for all my usb devices ie. camera, printer etc.
anybody has any idea whats wrong?
does updating my bios work? i m using an ASUS P4P-800, Win XP Pro
and also, how do i boot up in dos mode?
really hope any tech experts there can help!
19th November 2004, 09:34 AM
From your post I think that the problems is with your USB ports, did you try other USB ports? Does your usb devices work on other computers? If none of the USB ports work and your USB devices work on other computers, I suggest a reformat to get a new setup, if that doesn't work. Then it is a hardware problem. Is your computer still under warranty? Get them to fix it, before you kill your computer totally.
19th November 2004, 09:37 AM
Did you enable USB PNP in your bios? Try disabling/enabling it
19th November 2004, 09:38 AM
19th November 2004, 11:30 AM
thanks for ur help guys, i did wat u guys suggested(enabling the usb ports and auto detect).. but still it doesnt work(the PnP feature)
i dun think its hardware? cos as i said, when i plug in and boot up, the devices are detected(my usb ports are currently on board)
does updating(flashing) my bios work? i read the asus site and they said i need to boot in ms dos mode. anyone knows how to do it?
still very desperate
19th November 2004, 11:33 AM
Yepz, insert a win98SE CD, boot to command prompt and do the updating there
19th November 2004, 11:52 AM
espn, but i m using Win XP Pro leh
is there anyway i can "repair" my Win XP Pro(cos dunno if its my windows have prob)
heard that XP has a repair feature? but will it disrupt all my program files?
19th November 2004, 11:54 AM
19th November 2004, 12:00 PM
hey espn, what do u do ah.. u seem damn well versed in all tech stuff...
i in computer engine in ntu(yr1).. have no bloody idea wats going on!!!???!?!?!heh heh
erm, how abt the repiar function?
thanks for ur fast replies!!!!
19th November 2004, 12:47 PM
19th November 2004, 12:51 PM
reinstall windows to get a fresh OS running after that use winupdate to update your OS to the latest.
19th November 2004, 01:02 PM
19th November 2004, 01:09 PM
will spend the afternoon fighting with my com then!
19th November 2004, 03:33 PM
thanks guys for all ur help...
i updated my bios and all's fine again(erm, till the next prob crops up again)
19th November 2004, 03:37 PM