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USB-driver ****up

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by eljoschi, Feb 6, 2007.

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  1. eljoschi

    eljoschi Thread Starter

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    hello. my mum bought an old PC, but the USB-plug won´t recognize memorysticks or so. they also don´t start blinking nore can i find any hardware or software-swith to activate them. it runs under W2000 and i would like to know if there is an exe-file i could download which -after i run it- makes the usb work? ;*)
    thx
     
  2. tmcquarrie

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    I'm having the same problem, but my usb won't recognize my ipod either!! It seems to be a recent thing, I can't remember the exact date but like 2 weeks ago pretty much the entire usb on my computer stopped functioning.
    Everything I plug into it says "device not recognized"

    I tried uninstalling the usb hubs in 'device manager' and restarting but to no avail.

    I'm desperate... I just bought a new ipod shuffle, and I can't even load anything! Help us poor souls out.. please =)
     
  3. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    USB mass storage should run without drivers for 2K. Try this:

    Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG

    -------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
    REGEDIT4
    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"

    -------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

    Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

    Unplug ALL USB devices.
    Open Device Manager.
    View, Show Hidden Devices.
    Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
    Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
    Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
    If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

    When this is done, reboot TWICE.

    Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

    NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
     
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