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No USB ports working on laptop

 
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imcoocoo



Joined: 30 Jan 2008
Posts: 28
Location: Tampa, Florida, U.S.A.

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 12:26 am    Post subject: No USB ports working on laptop Reply with quote

My hp Compaq NC6000 USB ports finally decided to stop working after close to three years of outstanding service;
I've got 2 or 3 folders and a few must-keep files that i want to transfer to my HP Evo D510 Small Form Factor desktop.
When i plug an ethernet cord in to both computers, a help balloon indicates the connection has "limited or no connectivity".
But i'm sure both computers will get a network connection via ethernet if plugged in to a dsl/cable modem or router.
I also have an LPT parallel cord which i have plugged in both computers now;
Don't really know which option to use from here,
and also don't know what else has to be done to transfer files over to the desktop.
I know that the "Shared Documents' folder is being shared on the laptop, so i put the must-keep stuff (a copy of it, not the original) there.
Do i have to also map a network drive on the desktop side?
And create any additional user accounts?
BTW, wonder if i can just use xp-s built-in simple file sharing to transfer the files over?
If i do have to use the advanced sharing instead, here is the user credentials for both computers:
Laptop: User name is IJason, Password is allmightygod;
Desktop: User name is Administrator, Password is password.
BTW, both computers are already on the "JASON' network.
The desktop is known as "JASONDESKTOP".
The laptop is known as "JASONLAPTOP".
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JonS



Joined: 31 May 2010
Posts: 813
Location: Morecambe

PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 7:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

for a direct ethernet conenction to work you need a crossover cable, not a normal one. Then you have to set up sharing on the machines, make sure both are assigned to the same workgroup, THEN you should be able to see across the network

Peer-to-peer via LPT needs an LPT crossover cable, but there are issues with this in Windows version from 2000 onwards. Often does not work. However you could try downloading this trial software and using it with your LPT cable
http://www.briggsoft.com/lmaven.htm

Finally, all versions of windows from XP onwards has in-built support for file transfers using USB crossover cables such as this http://www.belkin.com/IWCatProductPage.process?Product_Id=275561
There are lots on the market, they work with the file transfer wizard. Your local computer shop should be able to supply
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