If your XAMPP app looks similar to the picture above … if you are not able to access website via localhost or your lan IP … or if you can’t access you local server from other devices … you need to check again your installation.
Be sure you didn’t installed the VM version (as promoted on their home page). Check the download page and download and install the normal version of XAMPP.
It may have happened to you that the moment you connect the USB, the computer fails to recognize it and displays an error message “USB Device Not Recognized”. This is a typical USB issue which drives the user to frustration.
USB Device Not Recognized error message
Picture this, it’s your marriage anniversary and you wish to relive those joyous moments all over again. You want to cherish your marriage memories which will live for many years to come. To celebrate your anniversary, you decide to treasure the wonderful moments shared with your partner and consider celebrating your marriage for a second, third, or infinite number of times.
For that, you connect your USB drive which has the video file of your marriage ceremony. While watching your marriage ceremony, the computer shuts down unexpectedly. After a few minutes, when you restart the system and reconnect the USB, you run into an error i.e. your USB is not detected by the computer. As luck would have it, the system is unable to read the USB, and consequently, it ruins your happy moments. Can it be any more annoying than this?
You can relive the moments as there are several methods which can fix “USB not detected” issue. That said, let’s get into the methods to resolve the USB detection error.
Methods to fix “USB not detected” error
Method #1: Restart your system
Safely remove the USB and shutdown the system. Unplug the cable from the power outlet and wait for a few minutes. This will reset the USB hub and all the microprocessors. Restart your system again. In the case of a laptop, you can remove the battery and then restart it.
Method #2: Disconnect your USB
Another method is to disconnect the USB device, restart the system, and then connect the USB. If the particular USB port is unable to recognize it, then you can connect it to the different ports. Sometimes there are hardware issues which results in USB not detected error.
Method #3: Update Device Drive
Are you using the latest drive? Have you installed the necessary updates? There might be a possibility that you’re running an outdated device which is causing the USB detection error. You need to update the drive. Here’s how:
Go to Control Panel and select Device Manager
Locate the unknown device. Right click on it, select Properties < Driver
Finally, select Update Driver tab
Method #4: Windows USB Troubleshooter
You can use Windows troubleshooter utility and fix the issue. If you’re not that good with the command line or doesn’t want to get into the technical aspects, then this method will suffice. All you have to do is just click on the “USB not detected” error and choose from the two given options as shown in the figure below:
Windows troubleshooting process
Method #5: Uninstall USB
Another method is to safely uninstall the USB and connect it without having to restart the system. To uninstall the USB device, follow these steps:
Go to Control Panel < Device Manager
Navigate the USB (unknown device), right click on it and select Uninstall
After uninstalling the USB device, restart your system
Uninstall the USB
Method #6:Other Feasible Options
If you’re still unable to fix the “USB not detected” issue, then your step would be to recover the data from the USB. Chances are that the problem could be due to hardware failure. It could be that the computer crashed or the USB turned inaccessible. Either way, you may lose your data. In the worst case scenario, if you lose your data, then a data recovery software will bring it back. That being said, Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery – Professional is a viable option to retrieve your lost data. With 3 easy steps – Scan, Preview & Recover, restore your marriage video with ease!
Stellar Phoenix Windows Data Recovery
Sometimes your USB controller turns unstable or corrupt; therefore, try connecting it to the system via a cable. Furthermore, make it a point to install the latest important hardware updates to prevent any similar issues and have the backup of your marriage video so that you can retrieve it under severe data loss situations.
The Bottom Line
USB related issues should not impede your joyous moments. Now you know several methods to counter the “USB not detected” error. This is the ultimate guide to resolve the issue and if you have another hack, feel free to add it in the comments section.
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Word is unable to save the AutoRecover file in the location you have specified. Make sure that you have specified a valid location for AutoRecover files in Preferences, and that you have permission to write files to the location you specified.
If you get into this error massage check if there is any location set for the autorecovery files (I had it empty), and change it or set one:
Go to: Word > Preferences (or press ⌘,) > Personal Settings > File Locations.
Either double click on “Autorecover files” or single click and then click on “Modify”.
Pick a folder and then hit “Open” I have it in Documents > Microsoft > Office 2011 Autorecovery.
Avoid folders where Word app can get into trouble with file permission (changing or saving). Also, if you use Desktop or other folder that is synchronized with iCloud, be aware that large documents need more time to upload. A small internet connection might block word access for quite a long time and this message can become quite frustrated.
Some time ago I’ve offerent an easy way to repair your damaged Fonts or to simply clean your “Fonts” folder for Windows 7 and Windows 8. Now is time to offer the same for Windows 10.
Therefore, if you have Windows 10 and if you change some system fonts you might get into trouble. Some programs will show you strange characters instead of letter or strange fonts (in the wrong place). For this kind of trouble, a simple solution that I recommend is to simply restore the default Fonts folder. And this is how you can do this: Read More
If you have a HP laptop and if you upgrade your Windows to version 8 or 8.1 then you might got into some problems with Sleep function.
For example, if you set your computer to go into sleep mode after some time of inactivity, then you try to “Wake Up” your computer … it’s not gonna happen. Instead, when is trying to wake up, some sort of errors will occurs and your computer is gonna be automatically reset. Of course, all your opened programs will be close, as well as all your current work.
And this problem was around since Windows 8. On the internet you can find a lot of different and crazy solutions but in my case none of them worked…
But today, I’ve managed it… and it was very simple. All you need is to update your BIOS version to the latest one: “F.50 REV: A PASS: 1” Read More
A long time ago I’ve offered you a simple solution on how to restore your default fonts in Windows 7. The basic idea is that you can get in real problems if your default system fonts get messed up. For example, when you install too many fonts or even worst, when you allow other software to replace your fonts. In this cases, your explorer, your browser, your games and basically everything on your computer can show strange characters and bad font style.
To repair this error I recommend to restore all your fonts:
1. Go to C:\Windows\Fonts (where C:\ is my Windows drive) and delete as much fonts as you can. (ctrl+a to select all and delete key to delete … skipped where the system couldn’t remove the files)
2. Download the default Font folder (.zip file, 250MB) :
A couple of days ago I’ve updated my Bluetooth driver in order to repair a problem of my “always white wifi button“. Also, I’ve made an update to all my Wi-Fi Adapter drivers. Since then when I’m starting my computer, a lot of processor resources are used by a process called “RalinkCheckBTDev”.
I had a problem this days with my HP ProBook 4540s laptop. On the top of my keyboard I have are 2 extra button, one for internet and one for wireless communications (WiFi network, Bluetooth). Pressing the wireless button, my computer will switch on/off the Airplane mode. When The Airplane mode is active (with no wireless communication enabled) the LED is orange. When the Airplane mode is off (WiFi communication is enabled) then the LED indicator is white. Everything was fine until I Read More
Having a PC problem is not very nice. While user experience is very important for PC/Laptops/Netbooks customers, Sony came with a couple of tools that come in handy when a system/os problem occurs. This tools are usually used to diagnose system errors, backup and recover data, to recover Sony preinstalled software and drivers or to recover the entire VAIO to its original settings. Usual, this tools are found under a software called “VAIO Recovery Center” for older VAIO models and “VAIO Care” for newer.
But … what can be done when your VAIO can not load Windows?
Then the first option is is using recovery disks (DVDs). Your computer does not include those disks in the package but you can create them very easy (and this is recommended for all of you, VAIO users) -here is a tutorial on how to create VAIO recovery disks. If is to late and you can’t create them then you can phone SONY and get a copy of your disks but you have to pay for that. Be aware that this disks can not be used for multiple computer even if those are the same model.
A second option to recover your VAIO is using the build in recovery tools. To access the recovery tools from a SONY VAIO, the default key is F10. Immediately after you turn on your VAIO press F10 key. You may need to press it a couple of time while you see the first VAIO logo after you start your computer. This will ask you to boot from a different sector than normal one used to boot into your Windows or will enter directly to your recovery tools.
After a small waiting period, the VAIO Recovery Center will be launched.
Here you can:
1. Windows System Restore
System restore will restore your program files to a predefined restore point. Restore points are points in time, which may be changed by the user in System Properties. Under normal conditions, this program should not affect your personal files.
2. VAIO Hardware Diagnostics
The VAIO Hardware Diagnostics is a utility program that helps you to determine if your VAIO’s problem is related to your hardware or not. Computer problems can be caused by a number of factors including the hardware itself. Software installed on your VAIO or its settings could be the cause as well.
3. Restore C: drive
Restore the C: drive to its original factory condition. This includes all factory installed software. The time to complete the restore can take un to an hour depending on the amount of software being restored and the speed of your computer. This program deletes all files on the C: drive.
4. Rescue Data
Rescue Data detects the data which can be saved on the internal disk drive when Windows does not start, and saves this data to an external hard disk drive or removable media.
In case you need to use any of this options, take your time and read all the instructions you find. Be aware of the options that can harm your personal data. Consider the possibility of a backup before any recovery operation.