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Windows Xp Pro Driver Issue

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Space Cowboy, Jan 16, 2006.

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  1. Space Cowboy

    Space Cowboy Thread Starter

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    Ok,

    I tried out this site and it showed me where I needed to update some drivers.

    Problem is I don't know how to correct this one that's left.

    Any Help Out There?

    Thanks


    TouchStone's NEW Driver Agent
     

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  2. Rollin' Rog

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    You should see it in the Device Manager under HID devices. If it has a RED X, just remove it and reboot. You will see an "update driver" tab in the interface, but there is no update -- just standard XP drivers which you should already have if the other is working properly.
     
  3. Space Cowboy

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    There is no red X so I guess it's a false alarm.

    Are there new drivers out for USB ports?

    Version 2 or are they built into Windows XP?

    Thanks
     
  4. Rollin' Rog

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    If you have any of the service pack updates you should be set.

    This is what you should see under both instances (driver > details)

    see attachment.
     

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  5. Space Cowboy

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    Thats what I got. Seems like allot of human interface devices though?

    thanks
     

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  6. Rollin' Rog

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    You have 4. Each device that requires it will create a separate entry. To see which device, look at the "location" entry in the description. I only have 2 but the drivers are the same.
     
  7. Space Cowboy

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    OK That makes sence.

    So how do you tell what USB drivers you are using. If they are version 1.1 or 2.0 or whatever?

    Thanks
     
  8. Rollin' Rog

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    You have USB 2.0 IF one of your USB Controllers says "Enhanced". The driver details will include usbehci.sys.

    I can't tell from your screenshot since it appears to be cut off at the point where these controllers are fully listed.
     
  9. Space Cowboy

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    Thanks .. I do have one that say's "Enhanced". Just curious if the website was for real or if they are trying to get in my very thin wallet ;)

    It did give me some direction on which drivers they felt needed updating so not a total loss. After you install the active x thingy you can just delete it with HyJackThis.

    Cheer's
     
  10. JohnWill

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    Just because some site says you should update drivers, that doesn't actually mean it's a good idea.
     
  11. Space Cowboy

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    Which ones is it a good idea to keep an eye on? It did point out that I wasn't using my SATA driver for nforce. I was using windows generic.
     
  12. StumpedTechy

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    Usually I only update drivers if I am having a glitch or if something comes along that tells me it requires a specific version of a driver. If it ain't broke don't fix it is my motto and if I am running windows generic and it runs as I had hoped then more power to it.

    That and no matter what I NEVER let windows update do any driver modifications.
     
  13. Rollin' Rog

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    I agree, the time to start scratching you head is when things are not working right. Performance is your best test.
     
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