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USB hub problem

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by mrcoons, Dec 31, 2001.

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  1. mrcoons

    mrcoons Thread Starter

    Apr 17, 2001
    I've had my Dell Inspiron 8100 (XP Home OS) for a month now and have had no problems with my USB devices until now. I have 3 devices that I use every day so I purchased a Belkin USB hub. I installed it yesterday and everything was fine. I have rebooted (for various reasons) around a dozen times and about half the time it doesn't recognize it. (The 3 devices are Belkin gamepad, SanDisk reader & HP printer.)
    I can unplug it wait a while, plug it back in, it lights up and tells me to install the CompactFlash reader which was already installed. So I reinstall the software and everything is fine. At least until I reboot.

    I have not reinstalled the USB drivers but have checked and did not find any driver updates from Dell nor Microsoft.
    The hub has external power.
    My power management setting is "Always On". I changed to this setting because of a problem between XP and my video card (they caused numerous BSOD until I made this change).
    I posted this same question on the Dell forum but did not get any replies.
    I've also sent an email off to Belkin's support site, to see what they have to say. Probably pointless but at least I tried.

    Any sugestions?
  2. brianF


    Dec 2, 1999
    If you previously had your usb devices connected directly without the hub I would try this.

    Go to add remove hardware, remove all usb devices, unhook all three usb devices and leave the hub only connected. Reboot, let it reinstall the hub again.
    Then shutdown and add you devices one by one.

    The hubs seem to add another device under usb and the system might be confused.

    At least that's what it appeared to do on my sons. Did the above and it is working now.
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