just a thought.
When this computer's XP asks for drivers, does the "Found new hardware" wizard appear?
If so, use that to point to the existing driver. In the first page of the wizard there's 3 choices, so choose the bottom one, "No, not this time", click Next, then in the next page select "Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)".
See if that works.
I recently purchased a USB headset. It comes with no drivers and says that it uses Windows' drivers. I plug it in and Windows, SP3, asks me for the drivers!
I've tried all the usual unplugging, rebooting, etc. Nothing seems to get it to work.
I plug in the device into my laptop, running Windows XP SP3, and it comes right up! No issues.
I compared the device drivers between the two systems, examining the device manager when I plug the USB set in. The drivers are on both systems AND they are of the same revision.
So I'm at a loss now as to why one pc won't see the USB device even though it has the drivers and another has no issues.
Note that I did try a third pc with Win XP SP3 and the USB device was seen and recognized immediately.
Any ideas? Suggestions?
Thanks in advance!