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USB device bad behavior/no USB device icon in tray

Some of my devices seem to work fine with my USB some not. My whitebox system is:

two front USB/4 back, 2.0 as far as I can tell
DLink 7 port USB hub
Windows XP SP2
2.3 GHz Celeron/1 GB memory
120 GB hard drive
Ethernet to Linksys Router and home network
System purchase new in 2003(FIC mainboard)

The system seems to be very stable at this point in time. I run Norton Utilities and other maintenance sw as well as have a firewall/pest remover/anti-virus.

Behavior - most things work fine on the USB ports, either the hub or direct connects. One digital camera will only work when direct connected(not thru the hub). I have a scanner that will only work on a 2003 Compaq Presario, but not on the whitebox on any port. Also, I have had two devices that won't work at all.

I have noticed that the USB mass storage device icon doesn't seem to be present now when I attach a flash drive. This is recent behavior and doesn't predate every USB problem.

Thank you in advance.

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Check in "Device Manager".............

In reply to: USB device bad behavior/no USB device icon in tray

And expand your USB connections in the tree.
If you have "Enhanced ............." then you have 2.0

Look for "Splats" (Yellow !!)

As for the scanner - You probably don't have the drivers installed in the whitebox, only in the Compaq

It sounds like mainly driver problems, so D Click on all items with splats to reinstall or update the drivers

Only after you have fully updated all USB drivers & installed any additional component drivers can you effectively diagnose any further

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No Splats - only one "PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller"

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There are no yellow indicators about bad drivers. My USB devices, whe expanded, list is:

Generic USB HUB
PCI to USB Controller
PCI to USB Controller
PCI to USB Controller
PCI to USB Enhanced Controller
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Mass Storage Device
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

All drivers are dated 7/1/2001 except for the Enhanced controller which is 6/1/2002. My computer has 6 USB port and I have attached a 7 port Hub to one of them. The Generic Hub above is for the 7 prot Hub. It shows the attached devices. the 3 Mass Storage Devices are the three slots of an attached multi-card reader.

Are you saying each Controller should be an "Enhanced Controller"? I tried to use update but the response was not drivers found.

What is "D Click"? (Display Properties Click?)

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Updating USB drivers

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One of the USB devices which did not work which now does when it is manually installed. The other I think has a more serious problem. USB device icon came back into system tray when I examined device properties. (???) Reagardless, a manual install caused an unrecognized USB hard drive to become available. Didn't work for one particular flash drive(returning it).

Later, a message pop-up indicated that the USB hard drive would work better with a USB 2.0 connection. Checking the driver installed for it, it is using the 7/1/2001 driver, which I think is USB 1.1. How does one change this to the USB 2.0 driver?

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