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When I try to transfer files to my 8 gb flash drive on the front usb ports the flash drive is not be recognized.

I have tried...

- checking cables from ports and from motherboard.

- updating chipset drivers.

- enabling all usb options in bios.

The flash drive works on the back usb ports just not the front ones. I am lost on this.

Thanks in advance.
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If you go into Control Panel>System & Security>Device Manager are there any yellow exclamation marks in your devices?
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If you go into Control Panel>System & Security>Device Manager are there any yellow exclamation marks in your devices?

No.Everything is running fine.
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Does plugging anything else into these front USB ports get any results for you? If not I have a feeling that the front USB ports might be busted as there does not seem to be any problems with the drivers(assuming they were all installed correctly and without error). Have the front USB ports worked on your computer before? If they have do you think some kind of update or software installation might have done something to your hardware or perhaps if you recently did some work on the internal components of your computer you may have damaged it somehow. I hope I helped and you find an answer soon!
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I can charge my ps3 controller and windows does detect it,so the usb ports are working fine. Still confused.
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Originally Posted by Fishinfan View Post

I can charge my ps3 controller and windows does detect it,so the usb ports are working fine. Still confused.
I'm not an expert on this but I do know that charging something from a USB is different to exchanging data. Since your flash drive works on the rear ports but not on the front I would guess that either the internal 20 pin connector or plug is faulty or the front and rear ports are controlled by separate controllers? Have you tried plugging something like a mini HDD or DVD drive into the front USB? Can you check with the mobo manufacturer whether the front USB is on a separate controller and if it is then uninstall and reinstall it?
Edited by PinzaC55 - 3/6/14 at 6:27am
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Also, have your tried plugging the front ports into a different header on the mainboard than the one it is currently on?
   
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I'm not an expert on this but I do know that charging something from a USB is different to exchanging data. Since your flash drive works on the rear ports but on the front I would guess that either the internal 20 pin connector or plug is faulty or the front and rear ports are controlled by separate controllers? Have you tried plugging something like a mini HDD into the front USB? Can you check with the mobo manufacturer whether the front USB is on a separate controller and if it is the uninstall and reinstall it?
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Originally Posted by Ultisym View Post

Also, have your tried plugging the front ports into a different header on the mainboard than the one it is currently on?

^ this

The fact it charges your controller means it is getting power, but that's it

This means it almost certainly has to be one of these:
* damaged driver
* Mobo/bios
* connector/plug

I'd follow PinzaC55's Ultisym's advice smile.gif
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^ this

The fact it charges your controller means it is getting power, but that's it

This means it almost certainly has to be one of these:
* damaged driver
* Mobo/bios
* connector/plug

I'd follow PinzaC55's Ultisym's advice smile.gif


My usb external drive works in the front usb ports.
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strange that the usb external drive works but the flash drive doesn't and especially given that the flash drive works in the rear ports

do you have any other usb flash drives to test out, or just the one? - if a different one worked, then it would suggest either some weird fault on the problem flash drive, or a compatibility issue

have you tried formatting it?

are the ports and flash drive usb 2 or 3?

also, if you haven't tried already, might be worth uninstall/re-install of usb drivers
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