Problem with my USB port

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shifty

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My usb port is not working, i've tried to install my scanner, camera. Its not detecting anything.
 
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In Device Manager after you expand USB Controllers you should show something like the following: Intel might be replaced with VIA if you have their chipset.

Intel XXXXXX USB Universal Host Controller
USB Root Hub

There may be several USB Root Hub lines.

Have you any other devices that are USB? If so do they work properly. If they do the issue is not your USB.

Sometimes when USB HP printers are removed they don't completely remove themselves and you can end up with weird lines showing the device is still attached.

If you do not have any other USB devices and have never used any other USB devices your expanded view of USB Controllers should appear as above if it is working properly.

The Kodak camera software does not always load correctly if that is the brand camera you are trying to attach.

You may have to reinstall your USB. Before you try, make sure you have the USB Drivers Disk that came with your Mobo or OEM.
Your PC manufacturer or your Paperwork that came with your 3rd party Mobo should explain how to install USB. (depending on whether or not you have an OEM PC.

Frank
 

shifty

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I have two usb controllers, one is Sis PCI TO USB open host, and the other USB Root hub.
This year I only had the hp 2200c scanner. Since i bought my pc as an open box item, it came with manual, and the recovery cds.
 
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The program should work on Windows ME. I have used it on Windows 2000 Server and it functions there. Just plug a device into the USB port and run usbview.exe. If the program shows that it found a device your USB ports are functioning properly. If you switch the device to another port and then run usbview.exe again it should show that a device was disconnected and show it now on the next port. If this happens then the problem is not the USB ports.


Do you have access to a Win98 CD?
Have you used the USB ports before?

I have seen scanners that require software to be installed and a reboot before plugging in the scanner. If you don't follow the proper install sequence it will hose the install.

If this is the first time. It is possible that the USB ports are disabled in the BIOS. I would check that first.


This file may be on your WinME CD as well.

Tools | reskit | diagnose | usbview.exe
 
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I assume the USB ports are part of the mobo and not an add in card. The drivers for the USB may be corrupt, the devices that you are plugging into the ports have not been properly installed per manufacturers instructions, or the ports are trashed.

Do you have a WindowsME CD? If you have a Floppy or CD from SIS that specifically contains the Chipset Drivers use it instead of the WinME CD.

You need to write down exactly what Device Manager shows for the USB PCI to USB Host Controller. Usually it will say something like SIS <model number> PCI - USB Open Host Controller.

1. To remove the USB drivers open Device Manager.
2. Expand the USB Controllers
3. Right Click on the SIS <model number> PCI - USB Open Host Controller.
4. Select Delete
All item pertaining to USB Controllers will be removed from Device Manager.

5. Reboot the PC.

On boot up PC will recognize USB ports. If it does not recognize them chances are the ports have been disabled in CMOS or they are physically damaged.

The Add New Hardware Wizard will appear if it finds the ports.
Put your Drivers disk in the drive

6. Click next.
7. Select Search for Best Driver and Click next.
8. Select Specify Location click browse and locate the Disk that you inserted.
9. Click next.
10. Select the updated Driver (Recommended) if it shows one.

11. If it does not show one select "One of the other drivers" and click View list. Select the correct Driver from the list. SIS may not be listed as SIS but as Silicon Integrated Systems.

12. Click next
13. Click next
14. Click finish

The System will add the USB Root Hub and boot into Windows.
You are finished re-installing the USB System.
Follow the installation procedures for the particular devices per manufacturers instructions. The device should then function. If not you may have damaged ports that may require a service technician.
 

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I don't have the cd or floppy for the sis. But i do have the winme cd.
 

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Since it is a sony, my computer has the recovery cds (system,driver,application). I removed it and rebooted and it said New hardware found etc and it automatically reinstalled it. So i went and checked to see in device manager and now it has a question mark next to the SiS 7001 PCI to USB
 

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Click on it and click update driver. Will it find a better driver? If not we need to find an updated on online.
 
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