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Unable to install any device drivers

Hi so i have a strange dilemma where windows will not allow me to install any device drivers which were already previously installed. Whenever i connect my DSLR camera or HTC One or iPad or any other USB connection for that matter the error message "Device Driver software was not successfully installed" appears. I am administrator and i think it could possibly be my antivirus or firewall blocking me but im not sure. All of these drivers have worked before and now they have suddenly just stopped.

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    Hello, try to uninstall the Root Hubs.
    Note: Make sure unplug the Smartphone and DSLR
    - Open Device Manager
    - Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers category
    - Right click each USB Root Hubs, on pop-up menu, select Uninstall
    - Reboot PC.

    If this does not fix, then you must uninstall the hidden devices which are the generic drivers for your devices (installed via plug-and-play).

    - Open Device Manager
    - Click View -> Show Hidden Devices
    - Expand each category, you will see Grayed Devices
    - Right click each of them, on pop-up menu, select Uninstall

    For the HTC One, you will need a USB Driver which is downloadable on the HTC Site, just download and install.

    For the iPad, I think this requires the installation of the iTunes since it has the drivers for Apple Devices.
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