1.    21 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro

    USB 3 Ports Stopped Working

    My front and rear USB 3 ports stopped working. The rear USB 2 ports still work. When I plug an external HDD into the front USB 3 ports it powers up the drive, but it isn't recognized in Windows Explorer. My USB card reader doesn't light up. Device Manager doesn't show any USB 3 devices, and nothing is showing a yellow x in Device Manager.

    Any ideas? The last time I used the front ports was a few weeks ago at most. There have been Windows 10 updates since then, but I don't know specifically when they stopped working.

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    Edit: Solved. After reading on another forum that powering down solved the problem, I thought I'd try it. I was skeptical, but surprisingly, it worked. Resets did nothing, but powering down for a few minutes, and then turning it back on did restore the USB 3 ports.
    Last edited by Aradiel; 21 Mar 2016 at 09:40.
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