Sorry wrong section - I'll repost over in "laptop" - Mod please delete
HP DV6108 - running XP
When I plug my external hard drive into the USB port up I get this error.
"USB device not recognized
One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognize it, for assistance in solving this problem, click this message"
When I click on that message it pulls up a list of USB ports
USB Root Hub
I only have three USB ports on the laptop. The external hard drive works fine if I plug it into either port on the left side of the machine. The port will work fine for a wired optical mouse and I just tried my IPOD and it worked. I use this port also for checking coeds one my car with an OBDII to USB connector, and that doesn't work(and can only work with that COM port). I only got this external a month or so ago and think that it might have screwed something up. I tried to do a restore, but that didn't change anything.
When I go into the Device manager it lists these under the USB
Universal serial Bus Controler