USB headset no longer works in Windows XP Pro


N

Nero

Had XP Home SP2 installed
plugged in my Logitech USB headset, no probs, worked ok.
Upgraded to XP Pro SP2, worked...
re installed XP Pro, now the wdma_usb.inf was missing
headset will not work and I keep gettin the found new hardware, Logitech USB
headset message.
What driver?
No driver needed for USB headset.
Was told to put wdma_usb.inf in Windows/inf folder...did that
rebooted
nothin.
How come the files were missing??
 
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David Vair

Was the XP Pro you installed the origianl version or one with SP2 integrated. The upgrade would
have used the drivers that were installed already, but a fresh install would need the drivers
supplied with headset.
 
N

Nero

First of all XP Home was clean install.
The headset worked with that.
Then I upgraded from XP Home by running the XP Pro(sp2 inc) full disk from
within XP Home(SP2)
Headset worked.
Then I reformatted and installed XP Pro inc sp2(same disk)as full install.
Headset will not work.
There are no drivers and it needs no drivers as Windows XP has native USB
Audio device driver.
Logitech USB headsets do not have drivers.
UsbAudio.sys
Wdma_usb.inf
Wdma_usb.pnf
are part of Windows XP and are in the sp2 cab and windows driver cab.
 
D

David Vair

Do they show up at all in device manager ?
If not, right click the computer at the top of the device manager and do a scan for hardware
changes.
 
G

Guest

Have you tried right clicking on the wdma_usb.inf file in the C:\windows\inf
folder to install it..?
j;-j
 
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David Vair

Did you go to Sounds and Audio devices in the control panel to be sure that it is using your
headphones for audio ?
 
N

Nero

Does not make any difference as Windows does not see the headset to start
with like I said.
How can you chosse to use the headset if windows will not "see"it?
Not possible.
If Windows cannot "see"the headset then it is not going to be there to
select anyway.
It does not exist
Why?
Because when I connect them windows says found new hardware, Logitech USB
headset and there is no way they will work.
 
N

Nero

Yep
does not change anything and like I said, it was missing in the first place.
Never got installed like it should do regardless of if the USB headset is
connected or not while installing Windows.
Always got installed before.
Did on first installation of XP Home(sp2)
Did on first installation of XP Pro(sp2)
Should have on installation of XP Pro this time round but did not.
 
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Nero

Uh...exuse me..USB headphones/headset are not selectable in sounds and audio
devices, only ANALOG ones are.
 

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