Unknown Device problem during driver installation

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chris96ar

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After formatting my PC for some reason my wifi usb adapter TP-Link TL-WN321G stopped working. After 5 days :mad: trying to fix it I decided to post here to get some tips.
So far I tried reformatting my PC, uninstalling all usb ports and reinstalling them and even installing new ones! (yeah i but a 10-1 double usb port card) the problem persists.
All the info i have so far are:
-TP-Link TL-WN321G, TL-WN422G, my Toshiba external Hard drive and my Samsung phone are all Unknown Devices.
-When I try to manually install the drivers I get the "the folder you specified doesn't contain a compatible software driver for your device" error.
-My mouse is not working corectly when connected to these ports.

My PC specs are
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz
Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-E SLI
(bios Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG)
2GB RAM
GPU NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
BTW my device manager is like this at the moment:

Please help me? :( :(
 

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After (re)formatting you then installed Windows 7, right? Then the latest drivers, beginning with the chipset, from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site? Then the latest wireless driver?

Did the wireless work for awhile after the above and then stop? Does it show as "OK" in Device Manager? Does it have a LED to indicate when it has power, and is it ON?
 

chris96ar

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After (re)formatting you then installed Windows 7, right? Then the latest drivers, beginning with the chipset, from the PC (or motherboard) manufacturer's web site? Then the latest wireless driver?

Did the wireless work for awhile after the above and then stop? Does it show as "OK" in Device Manager? Does it have a LED to indicate when it has power, and is it ON?
yeah i forgot to mention ^^ my motherboard runs the latest bios i updated it first thing after the format.
The adapter is dead after formatting no sign of life *sigh* the led it has is never on and the device manager gives me an error 43 "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)"
 

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My PC specs are
CPU Intel(R) Core(TM)2 CPU 6420 @ 2.13GHz
Motherboard ASUSTeK Computer INC. P5N-E SLI
(bios Phoenix - AwardBIOS v6.00PG)
2GB RAM
GPU NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GS
OS Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
ASUS P5N-E SLI

That motherboard appears to have full driver support for Windows XP and partial driver support for Windows Vista.
 

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chris96ar

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Unfortunately as i stated in my original post i had the same problems with two tp-link adapter my phone and an external Hard drive im formatting the pc right now though what i dont understand is how my pc had no issues the past year.
 
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Well ......let us know after the clean install if u are still having usb issues
Win 7 should load the generic usb drivers
 
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As drivers are updated the compatibility can change and they may no longer work. I may try reverting back to the old bios.
 

chris96ar

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with windows vista do you think that reverting to a previous bios might fix this?
 

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You're saying your computer had no issues the past year with Windows Vista, but it has issues now with Windows 7 Ultimate?

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chris96ar

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You're saying your computer had no issues the past year with Windows Vista, but it has issues now with Windows 7 Ultimate?

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i said the pc had no issues with windows 7 the past year.
 
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