USB Problem


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Guest

Recently, whenever I try to plug in any type of USB Mass Storage Device into
my XP Home computer windows gives me a balloon saying that the device has
malfunctioned. Clicking on the balloon yields a list of all used and unused
USB ports with the device listed as Unrecognized. Oddly enough the Device
Manager recognizes it and lists it as a USB Mass Storage device. All other
USB devices work fine, the WiFi card, a joystick, they all work. I've tried
every port all with the same results. I have tried reinstalling XP to no
avail, so it probably isn't a driver problem. I also don't think it is a
hardware problem, not only because the other USB devices work, but because I
have booted Linux off of a Live CD and it was able to mount the drives. I'm
now at a loss as to what it might be. Any ideas?
 
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Lantoc said:
Recently, whenever I try to plug in any type of USB Mass Storage Device
into
my XP Home computer windows gives me a balloon saying that the device has
malfunctioned. Clicking on the balloon yields a list of all used and
unused
USB ports with the device listed as Unrecognized. Oddly enough the Device
Manager recognizes it and lists it as a USB Mass Storage device. All
other
USB devices work fine, the WiFi card, a joystick, they all work. I've
tried
every port all with the same results. I have tried reinstalling XP to no
avail, so it probably isn't a driver problem. I also don't think it is a
hardware problem, not only because the other USB devices work, but because
I
have booted Linux off of a Live CD and it was able to mount the drives.
I'm
now at a loss as to what it might be. Any ideas?

Troubleshooting for USB Drives
http://www.uwe-sieber.de/usbtrouble_e.html

General USB troubleshooting in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=310575
 

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