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- How to enable USB ports
November 14, 2006, 3:19 am
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I thought I had used USB devices on it in the past but maybe I am
I now cannot get my USB camera to work . It is not recognized. So I
connected a working HP printer to the USB port. I started to install
the drivers for the printer. Shortly, I got a message saying that I
either need to enable the USB function or I am missing USB drivers.
Under start>settings>control panel>system I find nothing having to do
In BIOS, under Chipset Features Setup I see "Onchip USB" which is
disabled. If I choose "enable" I see another choice which says "USB
Keyboard Support" which has the choices of "enable" and "disable".
Is this Onchip USB supposed to be "enabled" or "disabled"?
How do I set up my USB ports? Do I need to install drivers?
I'm lost. Please help.
Re: How to enable USB ports
Likely just because its disabled in the bios.
The keyboard entry is just for when you have a usb keyboard, likely you dont.
You should be able to just plug it in with something simple
like a mouse or a USB memory stick with XP. Gets more
complicated with Win9x and the detail varys with the version.
Usually with the more complicated stuff like printers.
With cameras and XP you should be able to see the
files on a new disk drive with XP with no drivers.
You need to specify the OS you are using first.
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