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Problem with USB ports on ASUS X401A

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September 14, 2012 4:07:19 PM

Hy guys, after many frustrating attempts to install Win 7 on my Asus X401A with a USB stick (no dvd drive) I finally did it but now there's another problem, the USB ports won't work, I tried 3 different sticks and the light on them won't even work so I'm guessing there is no power to the ports but obviously they should work since I installed Windows from the USB 2.0 port.

How can I get them to work because without installing the drivers the notebook doesn't work well?

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September 14, 2012 8:08:47 PM

Yes I know, I have the drivers but how di I get them in the notebook without any USB?
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September 14, 2012 9:16:48 PM

Maybe I'm missing something but can't you download the drivers straight from the interweb? Or do you need a driver to connect?
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September 14, 2012 9:26:06 PM

check to see if it got disable in bios.
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September 16, 2012 7:37:43 PM

In stupid Windows nothing works without the drivers, but Linux to the rescue and now the problem is solved.
Cant believe I didn't think of god old dependable Linux from the beginning.
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September 16, 2012 7:38:20 PM

Best answer selected by mike_fox.
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November 29, 2012 11:13:15 PM

mike_fox said:
Hy guys, after many frustrating attempts to install Win 7 on my Asus X401A with a USB stick (no dvd drive) I finally did it but now there's another problem, the USB ports won't work, I tried 3 different sticks and the light on them won't even work so I'm guessing there is no power to the ports but obviously they should work since I installed Windows from the USB 2.0 port.

How can I get them to work because without installing the drivers the notebook doesn't work well?


How did you install Windows 7? I was told by best buy you cannot change the operating system because the developers locked the bios. Please tell me what you did. I can’t stand this windows 8. I want to format my entire system but I can't

Thank you!
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March 28, 2016 5:49:43 AM

emerald14 said:
mike_fox said:
Hy guys, after many frustrating attempts to install Win 7 on my Asus X401A with a USB stick (no dvd drive) I finally did it but now there's another problem, the USB ports won't work, I tried 3 different sticks and the light on them won't even work so I'm guessing there is no power to the ports but obviously they should work since I installed Windows from the USB 2.0 port.

How can I get them to work because without installing the drivers the notebook doesn't work well?


How did you install Windows 7? I was told by best buy you cannot change the operating system because the developers locked the bios. Please tell me what you did. I can’t stand this windows 8. I want to format my entire system but I can't

Thank you!


Its a complete lie, I just bough an asus X554L And downgraded it to windows 7 instantly, I realized the usb ports were not working for some kind of reason, I googled it up but found no solution, At the end i Decided to find one by my own and i found one...

Here are the steps;
>Enter your bios
>Go to the "Advanced" Menu
>Go to "USB Configuration"
>Disable "XHCI Pre-Boot Mode"
>Press f10 Save and exit
>Boot up and There you go

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