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    USB Driver help

    Post by spader on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:17 pm

    For reasons that I do not know, my computer is claiming that any USB that I plug in is malfunctioning. I found for cost driver repair software, but would rather not spend the money if it isn't necessary. I run Windows Vista. Any ideas?

    If it helps, this is the error I get: USB Device Not Recognized: One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognize it.
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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by garblar on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:22 pm

    you may have already tried, but sometimes just trying in a different usb port will solve your problem
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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by Ev on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:26 pm

    So it's anything that you try to plug in? Because I know my wireless mouse USB receiver randomly broke one day and I got that same exact message.
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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by Riprock on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:31 pm

    hmmmm good call Evan.... so if it is the USB interface in the computer, then you might try going into devices and seeing if there's an error and see if you can update driver
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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by spader on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:36 pm

    Actually, no. It seems to be my wireless mouse and speakers. My Ipod USB still works. Seems crazy that the two devices broke at the same time. Seems more likely to me that a driver that deals with both devices would be faulty. I don't know how to identify the problem and fix it though. At least, not without paying $30 for DriverBoost or some similar product. Even then, I don't know if the software will fix the problem.
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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by spader on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:36 pm

    Dash wrote:hmmmm good call Evan.... so if it is the USB interface in the computer, then you might try going into devices and seeing if there's an error and see if you can update driver

    The main reason for this thread is that I haven't a clue where to start with that sort of solution.
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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by garblar on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:41 pm

    i wouldnt consider paying for software to fix this problem.

    right click on My Computer and select properties

    open device manager

    scroll down to usb controllers and see if there are any errors showing

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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by spader on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:46 pm

    garblar wrote:i wouldnt consider paying for software to fix this problem.

    right click on My Computer and select properties

    open device manager

    scroll down to usb controllers and see if there are any errors showing


    I opened the usb controllers + sign. It expands to a list that includes things like "Intel(R) ECH9 Family USB Universal Host Controller - 2934. It also includes one entry that reads "Unknown Device" which seems like it would be useful to this discussion. I don't know what to do about it though.
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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by spader on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:53 pm

    Also, my ipod is charging, but itunes isn't recognizing the device. My USB ports appear to be universally Cussed.
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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by spader on Sun Jan 16, 2011 7:54 pm

    If anyone thinks that they can help, I'll be in the site's chatbox. Might be easier than refreshing this page.
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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by wprager on Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:09 pm

    Have you tried re-starting Windows? Have you checked the batteries? Rather than spending $30, just remove the device from device manager and then re-install it (by plugging the dongle back in).


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    Re: USB Driver help

    Post by spader on Sun Jan 16, 2011 8:12 pm

    wprager wrote:Have you tried re-starting Windows? Have you checked the batteries? Rather than spending $30, just remove the device from device manager and then re-install it (by plugging the dongle back in).

    I had tried restarting, but it didn't work. Garblar found that others had had success by unplugging everything (including power source), then shutting down for a few minutes. It worked!

    TipHat to all who helped out. It's nice that members of a hockey forum are so willing to help with things entirely unrelated. It really shows that this forum is actually a community, not just a disparate group of opinionated hockey fans. Thanks again folks.

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