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USB dramas

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by tshabani, Feb 2, 2003.

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  1. tshabani

    tshabani Thread Starter

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    I'm still having trouble getting the USB port on my partner's older laptop to work. Pentium II 250mz, was running Win '95, but I have upgraded it to '98.

    I enabled the USB in the BIOS and the Dud's advice was "Once that is Enabled press the Escape key and then got 'PnP/PCI Configuration' and make sure 'Assign IRQ for USB' is enabled.
    Press Escape again then got to Exit and save Changes, press enter and confirm with a 'Y' and the PC will carry on booting as normal. If that doesn't cure it, then the problem is something else altogether...

    I could not find 'Assign IRQ for USB' to enable it. I rebooted and got message "This device is either not present, not working properly, or does not have all the drivers installed. code 10" I have reinstalled the driver and it still doesn't work.

    I'm about to throw the thing out of the window!
     
  2. tshabani

    tshabani Thread Starter

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    Sorry, Dud, not the Dud.:eek:
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If the machine originally had W95 on it, chances are the USB is a very early version, and may well have issues with the current USB support in Windows. I'd check with the manufacturer and see if there's a BIOS upgrade for the machine, or perhaps a USB driver update that might help.
     
  4. tshabani

    tshabani Thread Starter

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    The machine is a KTX which I've just found out is Korean for rubbish. The company went bust and they have no technical support. Windrivers.com might have an update, but I would have to pay US$29.95 for a six month membership just to find out that they don't have one after all. How easy is it to install a new USB port into a laptop?
     
  5. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    If you have a spare PCMCIA card slot, they're available that way.
     
  6. tshabani

    tshabani Thread Starter

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    What a good idea. Why didn't I think of that? I think the computer will be granted a reprieve. Thanks
     
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