How to fix usb ports/device flickering when plugged in

September 29, 2020 at 06:57:57
Specs: Windows 10
Hello,
I recently decided to put my SSD from my laptop into my tower computer. Before I did so, I wiped both the hard drive in my tower and the SSD. Before and during the wipe on the tower, the USB ports were working just fine. After the drives were wiped I plugged the SSD into the motherboard and the hard drive as well. Everything was fine on boot the only problem was the USB ports. The basic message popped up to insert a boot device and press any key but my keyboard wouldn't light up. I unplugged the keyboard and tried all ports including the back ports. The keyboard will light up for 0.5 seconds then go completely off. No mobile devices charge and the mouse encounters the same issue. What could be the problem?

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#1
September 29, 2020 at 08:46:41
Two things come to mind... Presuming you did a normal win-10 installation... chipset drivers for the motherboard... and less likely... blow out the USB ports with canned air.

And make/ model of laptop would be useful here...


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#2
September 29, 2020 at 09:05:05
The ports are clean, they were operating just fine before the hard drive was wiped. The problems started as soon as I plugged in the SSD from my laptop that I also wiped. The laptop that had the SSD was the Probook 6450b

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#3
September 29, 2020 at 09:25:17
That laptop doesn't appear to have any driver support on the hp site for win-10; at least not when I went there. The hp site lists drivers for XP through to win-7 only.

There are however other sources claiming to provide them.

How did you install win-10?


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#4
September 29, 2020 at 09:30:58
Windows 10 is not installed. I'm at the first boot screen asking to insert boot media and press any key. Usually, I would go into bios and select my USB windows 10 installer but my keyboard wont work for me to get into bios.

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#5
September 29, 2020 at 09:32:19
And the laptop is fine, I took the SSD out of the laptop and put into my gaming pc, the mother board is Gigabyte GA-f2a88x-d3hp

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#6
September 29, 2020 at 13:12:15
Does the tower PC not have ps2 connector for a keyboard (and maybe even a mouse)?

Found this which appears to deal in some measure with a situation not dissimilar to yours - even if not totally; and may allow a workaround in yur case?

https://www.intel.com/content/www/u...

Incidentally what make/model is the TowerPC - or at least the motherboard if this is a home built system?

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#7
September 29, 2020 at 17:33:29
"I would go into bios and select my USB windows 10 installer but my keyboard wont work for me to get into bios"
Can you boot into the bios with no drives connected?
If so, change the UEFI or Legacy setting.
If a dual setting is offered, try that.

Note: No other drive should be connected when installing an operating system.


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