Have a dell Precision Mobile Workstation (another name for a clunky heavy laptop) M6600, running Windows 10 X64 Ver 1903. The computer is about 6 years old, but for the most part it works great. Recently, though, I'm experiencing sporadic USB Port failures on all ports (2 USB 3, 3 USB 2 and a two port USB 3 PCMCIA card). Sometimes they all work fine, but more and more frequently, they sporadically won't recognize a plugged in device.
I've tried all the standard fixes that I could find on the internet, but none worked. When I check for new drivers from Dell, I'm told that I have the latest ones; most likely because of the computer's age. I can't determine if this is a sporadic hardware failure or software.
FWIW I'm including a screenshot of Device Manager; ignore those two "Other Devices", they've been there since the day I bought the computer, and I can't get rid of them, but I do believe that they're a separate issue.
I'll be very grateful for any help.
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