01-19-2010 02:22 AM
When i plug my nook's usb into my pc a warning pops up saying that usb device not recognized and i don't know how to fix this problem. My computer works on windows xp, i donlt know if that has something to do with my problem. But iwould like to fix this so i can sync my pc to my nook!
01-19-2010 09:41 AM
Mine does the same thing...and my Nook is turned on. I get the same message. My computer does not recognize the usb device. It worked fine the first time I plugged it in, but not subsequently when I have tried to upload wallpapers/screen savers.
Any thoughts, anyone? Thanks.
01-19-2010 12:56 PM
Just wondering if you are using a USB hub-sometimes those aren't as reliable as say the USB on the back of a computer. I once read where there are some power issues-I'm not all that up on it, but worth a try to try another USB port.
I've had problems with this reliability with other devices-I have a 7in one card reader and USB hub on the front of my computer-a device that worked fine in the one front USB wouldn't work the next time I used it, but worked on the other front USB. Also, a device that wouldn't work in front works in the back USB.
02-03-2010 10:33 PM - edited 02-03-2010 10:35 PM
I'm running Windows XP and am having the same problem. The Nook was turned on before connecting to the pc via USB cable. I first got a message saying device recognized, new hardware installed, and then nothing. Using Explore in Windows doesn't even find it. I've plugged it into all four USB ports and still nothing. The computer then shut down all ports so that it didn't even recognize my wireless mouse. The device works fine on my netbook, but not the two year old Dell.
02-04-2010 06:57 AM
I'm having this problem too, and I've tried to sync it with Windows 7 and Linux computers. I even borrowed my friend's Mac and tested it with that. Windows sees it, but doesn't reconize it. It didn't show up at all when I tried with Mac or Linux, even when I ran lsusb from terminal. I'll keep trying things and report back if I discover anything useful.
02-04-2010 07:35 AM
The computer then shut down all ports so that it didn't even recognize my wireless mouse.
What kind of anti-virus software are you running? If the computer is shutting down all ports, it sounds like some sort of software may be intervening!
02-04-2010 09:33 AM
Running Trend Cillin-PC, but I'm running that on my netbook, too, and the Nook runs better on the netbook. Not perfectly and not in each port after the initial recognition.
02-04-2010 09:39 AM
I've connected my nook to my laptop running Linux and my desktop PC running Windows XP.
I noticed when connecting to my laptop that it wouldn't be recognized when it was in sleep mode when I plugged it in. I had to wake it up first then insert the cable.
This only happened once and I don;t know if it relates to your situation.
02-04-2010 10:41 AM
After thinking on this a bit, I have experenced this problem connecting my Sony eReader to my NetBook. (I don't connect my nook nearly as often because I read more B&N eBooks on it and read the non-B&N eBooks on the Sony).
Anyway, try rebooting your computer and see if it will work. For some reason my NetBook (running XP) will connect once and works fine, but any subsequent connection just gets an audible di-ding but it isn't recognized until I reboot.
I know this isn't a fix by any measure, but might provide you a work around...
02-10-2010 10:27 AM
I've had periodic problems with the USB ports. I finally bought a USB hub to use in one of my reliable ports and for the most part that worked fine, but it doesn't access the Nook. I called Dell support and after dealing with the call center in India (who initially suggested my entire Data had to be purged!!!), they sent out a technician who replaced the mother board. My issues with nook recognition are now gone. I'm glad I finally exercised the extended warranty. Maybe your issue isn't Windows either.
02-10-2010 10:30 AM
I had to restart my nebook. After rebooting I plugged the Nook back in. It took longer to recognize it, but it did find it finally. I discovered that my pc had a busted motherboard. After replacement, the nook usb functioned correctly.
02-10-2010 02:05 PM
Try it with the nook fully charged. This may be part of the problem.
Also, some badly written device drivers for other products can cause problems with the type of connection used by the nook. The nook does not need special drivers or other software to connect. Roxio cd burning software often is a culprit for this kind of issue in my experience.
02-11-2010 09:10 AM
The nook was definitely charged. I read so much that I charge it every day. The new motherboard definitedly corrected my issue with the nook cable, but I'll look at Roxio (I have only the creator program), too. Maybe Roxio is why I can't successfully use the updated Silverlight for streaming videos on Netflix.
02-15-2010 10:25 PM
we just bought the Nook today and we can't get it to detect on any computer, we tried it on a XP laptop, a XP desktop, a windows Vista and a Windows 7 machine (all ranges of tech and age) it didn't detect properly once. I assume that the cable is bad. I guess we'll bring it to B&N to get checked out.
02-15-2010 11:00 PM
02-16-2010 12:07 AM
Yea, we charged it up to 100% before we even started playing with it. The wireless works fine and everything else does too it just doesn't show up as a known device on any computers it is hooked to.