previously working USB devices now showing as "Unknown Device"

previously working USB devices now showing as "Unknown Device"

Post by QSBM » Tue, 09 Jan 2007 13:31:01


Hello-

All of a sudden a few days ago, many of my USB devices started showing as
Unknown Devices in the Device Manager. I've read that this sometimes happens
in WinXP too- but no post that I found about the problem proposed a solution
(for Vista or XP.) If I disable the "Standard Enhanced PC to USB Host
Controller", the system then locates drivers for all of the devices, but runs
them in USB 1.1 (slow!) mode.

I'm seeing this for flash storage devices (thumb drives, flash card readers,
ipod), logitech quickcam 5000, plantronics USB headset etc. Oddly, my MS
Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 and APC UPS work fine!

Anyone know what to do?
I have a ton of USB devices defined in the registry under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\USB\ , but regedit does not
allow me to remove any of these.

I also unfortunately don't have a System Restore Point to back when my USB
devices were working.

If anyone has ideas for something to try, please post! Thanks, Al
 
 
 

previously working USB devices now showing as "Unknown Device"

Post by QSBM » Tue, 09 Jan 2007 13:57:00


I'm basically having this problem:

http://www.yqcomputer.com/

except that the page has a hotfix for only XP and not Vista! Hmmm....

 
 
 

previously working USB devices now showing as "Unknown Device"

Post by mikeyhs » Tue, 09 Jan 2007 22:56:04

his is a multi-part message in MIME format.


have you tried uninstalling the ROOT HUBS, shutting down for 3-5 minutes,
rebooting and allowing the system to find and reinstall the USB devices.



XXXX@XXXXX.COM



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Hello-

All of a sudden a few days ago, many of my USB devices started showing as
Unknown Devices in the Device Manager. I've read that this sometimes happens
in WinXP too- but no post that I found about the problem proposed a solution
(for Vista or XP.) If I disable the "Standard Enhanced PC to USB Host
Controller", the system then locates drivers for all of the devices, but runs
them in USB 1.1 (slow!) mode.

I'm seeing this for flash storage devices (thumb drives, flash card readers,
ipod), logitech quickcam 5000, plantronics USB headset etc. Oddly, my MS
Intellimouse Explorer 3.0 and APC UPS work fine!

Anyone know what to do?
I have a ton of USB devices defined in the registry under
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\Enum\USB\ , but regedit does not
allow me to remove any of these.

I also unfortunately don't have a System Restore Point to back when my USB
devices were working.

If anyone has ideas for something to try, please post! Thanks, Al
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previously working USB devices now showing as "Unknown Device"

Post by YmFyY » Wed, 28 Feb 2007 01:56:11

I am having the same problem - how do I get the hotfix that is mentioned?
--
barb
 
 
 

previously working USB devices now showing as "Unknown Device"

Post by QSBM » Wed, 28 Feb 2007 23:18:00


The set of patches that were released via Windows Updates the day that Vista
became available to consumers had the patch and it fixed my problem. I don't
remember the number unfortunately.