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    Silver Lounger
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    USB Malfunction Notification

    One odd thing in Win 8. If I attach my pen drive it works,but Windows pops up a notification to say that a USB device attached to the system has malfunctioned. Also, after I have finished with the pen drive and clicked the safely remove hardware icon and then removed it,Windows pops up another notification to say that “the last” USB device attached to the system malfunctioned.I have no idea why this happens. (I do not get this notification in Win 7).

    I would be grateful if someone could explain this behaviour,and what,if anything,I can do about it.

    OS Dual Boot Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit & Windows 7 Pro With SP1 64 bit. (Intel Core i7 7700 Kaby Lake Processor -Asus B150 Pro (LGA1151) Motherboard-GTX550 Ti DirectCU Graphics Card-Memory 16 GB DDR4)

    Roy Whitethread

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    Administrator jwitalka's Avatar
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    Try this procedure from

    1]Go to control panel

    2]Go to System and Security
    3]Go to Device Manager
    4]Click Universal Serial Bus Controllers
    5]Right click the USB
    6]Click Uninstall
    then Reboot computer while pendrive is inserted in USB
    Then connect to the internet.
    When you connect to the internet if the said USB is empty
    (i.e. no device is inserted in it) they install the device
    eventhough the device is not present, causing the said error.

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    Bronze Lounger DrWho's Avatar
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    Personally, I'd have to suspect a funky install of Win-8. (we've seen dozens of those, in this and other forums)
    I say that, because I've installed Win-8 many times already, followed by inserting several different Flash Drives, to install various programs, and I've never seen any such error messages. None!

    If everything in Win-8 is running properly, that should not happen.
    I would make sure, that in the BIOS, Legacy USB support is turned ON.

    Cheers mates!
    The Doctor

    PS: I just tested Win-8/RP/32, on my laptop, with five Flash Drives I picked up at random.
    The only thing that came up on the screen was a window showing me what was on the Flash Drives.
    Oh, and I got the little sound effect when I either plugged in or UN-Plugged a Flash Drive.
    All was working as expected.
    Experience is truly the best teacher.

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