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Windows doesnt autoinstall USB devices

Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:15 pm

Having a weird bit of trouble here.

If you plug in a new USB device, you have to go into the device manager and force it to search for drivers, it doesnt do it automatically when the device is connected. After the first time its been installed, it detects properly from then on.

Doesnt matter what the device is, from mice to USB sticks.

Windows XP Home SP2
Celeron D 340

Any thoughts?
So how fast is your car, anyway?

Oh, about 1200mhz.
 
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Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:17 pm

Is the plug'n'play service enabled?
 
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Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:23 pm

Enabled and started
So how fast is your car, anyway?



Oh, about 1200mhz.
 
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Wed Jun 14, 2006 1:24 pm

Splinter wrote:
Enabled and started

That's the only thing that comes to mind. Hmm. Sorry
 
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:51 pm

Ok I turned on the 'show hidden devices' on the device manager, and found that mdmxsdk is not properly installed, but Im guessing thats just a modem driver.

Im really stuck on this one.
So how fast is your car, anyway?



Oh, about 1200mhz.
 
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 3:56 pm

You might need to do a reinstall. You can do it without having to format the hard drive. Did you build the computer or was it a factory build (e.g. Dell)? Just wondering if during the install process setup asked you for your SP2 disk, like it did on mine. I skipped the whole SP2 portion the first time I install Windows on my computer and had three pages worth of problems.
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:11 pm

We've formatted this guys computer like 3-4 times, lol

I think he's just an idiot who keeps screwing it up.


One of the front USB ports is kinda screwy, it lets you plug in devices upside down, which causes a power surge on the internal hub and shuts off all the ports on the circuit. I dont think anything is physically screwed, because once you manually install the drivers, they work.

But yea, Ill probably just wipe the damn thing.
So how fast is your car, anyway?



Oh, about 1200mhz.
 
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:21 pm

Don't think you need to do an actual wipe, just a reinstall. That's fixed a small problem or two before for me.
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Thu Jun 15, 2006 4:47 pm

Have you tried just deleting the all the USB Host Controllers in devmgmt.msc and then let Windows reinstall them? If you're "shorting" things out I'm not surprised they're misbehaing, but that might reset them.
 
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Mon Jun 19, 2006 3:48 am

titan wrote:
Don't think you need to do an actual wipe, just a reinstall. That's fixed a small problem or two before for me.


We dont screw around with partial reinstalls, they tend to cause more problems than they fix.

Format & recovery is the way to do it when you're dealing with other peoples machines.
So how fast is your car, anyway?



Oh, about 1200mhz.

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