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usb device not recognized

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by alibal, Apr 30, 2010.

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  1. alibal

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    thanks in advance for your expertise. i'm a novice...
    just bought a new-to-me 3 gig, 64 bit inspiron laptop with windows 7 and norton anti-v installed. otherwise wiped clean.
    since installing a lexmark interpret s405 wireless printer today, i've been getting this error message every 2 seconds: "usb device not recognized. one of the usb devices connected to this computer has malfunctioned, and windows does not recognize it." it started during printer installation. but i now have NO usb's connected! of course, i tried rebooting and went through a whole diagnostic chat with the lexmark people. doesn't seem to be the wireless printer... any thoughts? it's driving me nutz!!
    thanks so much.
     
  2. antech

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    Might be a hardware problem.
    Call the manufacturer and ask them for assistance.
    Any USB Webcam,Printer,Hard Disk,Flash Drive attached?
     
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  4. BillVB

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    I actually have a working solution that I tried:

    Open up 'Windows Explorer' and put 'C:\Windows\inf' and then press 'Enter'. Look for a file called 'INFCACHE.1', right-click and select 'Properties', then go to 'Security' tab. Click the 'Edit' button and then add a user group by pressing 'Add', type 'Administrators' in the 'User Groups' field, then click 'OK'. Set 'Administrators' to 'Full Control', and then click 'OK'. Now move the file 'INFCACHE.1' to a folder for backup purposes. Reboot your computer, and install your device again, this will build a new, uncorrupted 'INFCACHE.1'.
    This should work.

    Let me know how it works out for you.
     
  5. antech

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    I am having a similar problem BillVB.
    Thanks for the info.
    I had also started multiple threads regarding that
     
  6. BillVB

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    No problem mate,

    Do me a favour and mark it solved if it worked :)
     
  7. antech

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    Sorry
    but such filename doesnt exist in windows 7
     
  8. BillVB

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    Hmmm...

    Try reinstalling the hardware, but actually uninstall it first, instead of doing a direct reinstall
     
  9. antech

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    Sorry BillVB,
    But I am NOT THE POSTER ,
    alibal is!
    Lets together wait for his response
     
  10. BillVB

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    My apologies,
    I fear that I am a post thief.
     
  11. antech

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    No problem Buddy
     
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