Portable HDD and pens not recognised in USB ports

  1.    08 Aug 2016 #1

    Portable HDD and pens not recognised in USB ports

    I have a 2 year old CIT cobra case and have always had varying issues with portable HDD's and USB pens being recognised don't have any issues with the rear USB ports...one USB pen actually changed its contents partly to what was on it before I formatted it....

    I am reluctant to accept that it may be a hardware fault, but beginning to think it must be.

    I don't know if CIT cases are well made, or if this is unusual.

    I am looking at replacing the case, possibly with a ZALMAN Z11 Plus Midi Tower Computer Case, particularly as it has room for 5 internal HDD's, which I need..

    wonder if I have any other options and am I going the right route

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    08 Aug 2016 #2

    If I'm following you correctly. Your front USB ports are not working, but the rear USB posts do work.

    The rear USB ports are directly connected to the Main Circuit Board, but the front USB ports have a wire running from the case to the MCB. Try unplugging the connection on the MCB which runs to the front USB ports. Then, plug it back in. There may be a bad connection on the MCB.

    Also, check in Device Manager for issues with the USB Controllers.

      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Hi all, I've been holding out for years now and I still can't believe that there aren't more or any manufacturers making good active Bluetooth stylus options for Windows systems. I'm referring to the likes of the Adonit Pixel, Ink & Slide, or...
portable unlocker in Software and Apps
Hello I downloaded it to my desktop and see the folder. It works as I integrated it with start. However, if I remove the desktop folder will it remove the start program too. I have a clean desktop and do not know where to put this folder. TY Peter
Portable Stuff in Chillout Room
If you're like me, who hates earbud wires hanging about, getting caught on stuff, then here's a couple high tech 'bad-boys' to watch out for! 8474 Earin | The World's Smallest Wireless Earbuds
Windows Portable Devices in Drivers and Hardware
Just bought a Ion Air Pro 3 WiFi action camera. Works on W7 but the WPD driver has a yellow triangle in the device manager but I can access the camera memory card. In W10TP, no yellow triangle but it blue screens when I try to access the camera...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 20:31.
Find Us