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norvs26yahoocom
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:04 pm    Post subject: USB Problems/ drivers wont install
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Nothing i plug into my vista system works, vista cant find drivers for any of
my stuff, ie; memory stick, mp3, cell phone, external hard drive. i tried
that command prompt thing on ms troubleshoot for Autoplay, but no go.
everything works great on my xp systems. anyone got any ideas ????
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bulb005
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:23 pm    Post subject: RE: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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try this website they have a fair amount of vista drivers

http://www.radarsync.com/vista/vista_more.php?result=0

am also having problems wit my optical mouse too.

" " wrote:

> Nothing i plug into my vista system works, vista cant find drivers for any of
> my stuff, ie; memory stick, mp3, cell phone, external hard drive. i tried
> that command prompt thing on ms troubleshoot for Autoplay, but no go.
> everything works great on my xp systems. anyone got any ideas ????
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norvs26yahoocom
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PostPosted: Mon Feb 19, 2007 6:49 pm    Post subject: RE: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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tried that link but found nothing compatible, pluss its not "free". I did a
System Restore and used "Manual" as the restore point. That seemed to work.4
out of 5 of my USB devices now work. My Razr cell phone still cant get a
driver. Ill get on Moto about that.

"bulb005" wrote:

> try this website they have a fair amount of vista drivers
>
> http://www.radarsync.com/vista/vista_more.php?result=0
>
> am also having problems wit my optical mouse too.
>
> " " wrote:
>
> > Nothing i plug into my vista system works, vista cant find drivers for any of
> > my stuff, ie; memory stick, mp3, cell phone, external hard drive. i tried
> > that command prompt thing on ms troubleshoot for Autoplay, but no go.
> > everything works great on my xp systems. anyone got any ideas ????
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Don
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 12:02 am    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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wrote:

> ...I did a
> System Restore and used "Manual" as the restore point. That seemed to work.4
> out of 5 of my USB devices now work...

So many people are having similar problems it would be nice if you could
think what might have happened that required a restore. Did you run
Windows Update, maybe, or install some third-party software, edit the
Registry, etc?

Were there restore points other than 'Manual' that you could pick from?
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djrm
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 7:43 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Exactly the same problem and its driving me mad. Ive reinstalled Vista three
times and this still keeps happening!!!!

This is what i have posted elsewhere...........

Please help. I have re-installed Vista three times now and this problem
keeps cropping up.

Usually when you attach certain peripherals windows automatically installs
generic drivers and away you go. This is the case with Vista as well
HOWEVER.......

After a few days use Vista keeps asking for drivers for no matter what new
hardware i try to attach to my Dell M1210.

If i attach a simple external hard drive for the first time i get "windows
needs to install driver software for your......"

If i ask it to install automatically then i get a prompt saying "insert the
disc that came with your device"

As an external hard drive dosent need any extra drivers i dont have a disc
and so windows cant use the hardware.

If i plug it into an XP machine i need no extra drivers, if i plug it into a
Vista machine soon after install i need no extra drivers but if i try and add
anything after a few days i get nowhere!

Any help would be great!

(Its not just the hard drive, its cameras, memory cards, printers, anything
external)

Is there any news on this yet??????
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djrm
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:37 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Found a fix at last!

Click "Locate and install drivers software (recommended)" then "I dont have
the disc show me other options" then "Browse my computer for driver software
(advanced)" Chose the location "C:\Windows" and make sure the "include
subfolders" is ticked. BINGO Smile

Works with all hardware (well it should do)


"djrm" wrote:

> Exactly the same problem and its driving me mad. Ive reinstalled Vista three
> times and this still keeps happening!!!!
>
> This is what i have posted elsewhere...........
>
> Please help. I have re-installed Vista three times now and this problem
> keeps cropping up.
>
> Usually when you attach certain peripherals windows automatically installs
> generic drivers and away you go. This is the case with Vista as well
> HOWEVER.......
>
> After a few days use Vista keeps asking for drivers for no matter what new
> hardware i try to attach to my Dell M1210.
>
> If i attach a simple external hard drive for the first time i get "windows
> needs to install driver software for your......"
>
> If i ask it to install automatically then i get a prompt saying "insert the
> disc that came with your device"
>
> As an external hard drive dosent need any extra drivers i dont have a disc
> and so windows cant use the hardware.
>
> If i plug it into an XP machine i need no extra drivers, if i plug it into a
> Vista machine soon after install i need no extra drivers but if i try and add
> anything after a few days i get nowhere!
>
> Any help would be great!
>
> (Its not just the hard drive, its cameras, memory cards, printers, anything
> external)
>
> Is there any news on this yet??????
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anon242
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 8:43 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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On Feb 20, 6:37 pm, djrm wrote:
> Found a fix at last!
>
> Click "Locate and install drivers software (recommended)" then "I dont have
> the disc show me other options" then "Browse my computer for driver software
> (advanced)" Chose the location "C:\Windows" and make sure the "include
> subfolders" is ticked. BINGO Smile
>
> Works with all hardware (well it should do)
>
> "djrm" wrote:
> > Exactly the same problem and its driving me mad. Ive reinstalled Vista three
> > times and this still keeps happening!!!!
>
> > This is what i have posted elsewhere...........
>
> > Please help. I have re-installed Vista three times now and this problem
> > keeps cropping up.
>
> > Usually when you attach certain peripherals windows automatically installs
> > generic drivers and away you go. This is the case with Vista as well
> > HOWEVER.......
>
> > After a few days use Vista keeps asking for drivers for no matter what new
> > hardware i try to attach to my Dell M1210.
>
> > If i attach a simple external hard drive for the first time i get "windows> needs to install driver softwarefor your......"
>
> > If i ask it to install automatically then i get a prompt saying "insert the
> > disc that came with your device"
>
> > As an external hard drive dosent need any extra drivers i dont have a disc
> > and so windows cant use the hardware.
>
> > If i plug it into an XP machine i need no extra drivers, if i plug it into a
> > Vista machine soon after install i need no extra drivers but if i try and add
> > anything after a few days i get nowhere!
>
> > Any help would be great!
>
> > (Its not just the hard drive, its cameras, memory cards, printers, anything
> > external)
>
> > Is there any news on this yet??????

Open Regedit

Change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
\DevicePath to '%SystemRoot%\System32'
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Don
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 20, 2007 9:10 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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wrote:
> On Feb 20, 6:37 pm, djrm wrote:
>> Found a fix at last!
>>
>> Click "Locate and install drivers software (recommended)" then "I dont have
>> the disc show me other options" then "Browse my computer for driver software
>> (advanced)" Chose the location "C:\Windows" and make sure the "include
>> subfolders" is ticked. BINGO Smile
>>
>> Works with all hardware (well it should do)


> Open Regedit
>
> Change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
> \DevicePath to '%SystemRoot%\System32'

dj, glad to hear you found how to fix the problem, but it doesn't
explain why it happens in the first place. I'm assuming (but could
well be wrong) that Vista should need to install each driver only
once -- unless Vista removes a driver after a few days of non-use?
Now that I think of it I'll unplug all of my USB devices for a few
days and see what happens.
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roy
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Since: Sep 23, 2006
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 21, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: RE: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Hi, Had the very same problem as you, if you have your vista upgrade cd
reinstall it, this is what i did, rather drastic but it solved all my usb
problems. This is assuming you have the vista upgrade software, as you will
keep all your programes and personal files intact,
Roy.

" " wrote:

> Nothing i plug into my vista system works, vista cant find drivers for any of
> my stuff, ie; memory stick, mp3, cell phone, external hard drive. i tried
> that command prompt thing on ms troubleshoot for Autoplay, but no go.
> everything works great on my xp systems. anyone got any ideas ????
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fbb
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 12:01 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Where do you find "locate and install drivers software"?

Thanks
fbb

"djrm" wrote:

> Found a fix at last!
>
> Click "Locate and install drivers software (recommended)" then "I dont have
> the disc show me other options" then "Browse my computer for driver software
> (advanced)" Chose the location "C:\Windows" and make sure the "include
> subfolders" is ticked. BINGO Smile
>
> Works with all hardware (well it should do)
>
>
> "djrm" wrote:
>
> > Exactly the same problem and its driving me mad. Ive reinstalled Vista three
> > times and this still keeps happening!!!!
> >
> > This is what i have posted elsewhere...........
> >
> > Please help. I have re-installed Vista three times now and this problem
> > keeps cropping up.
> >
> > Usually when you attach certain peripherals windows automatically installs
> > generic drivers and away you go. This is the case with Vista as well
> > HOWEVER.......
> >
> > After a few days use Vista keeps asking for drivers for no matter what new
> > hardware i try to attach to my Dell M1210.
> >
> > If i attach a simple external hard drive for the first time i get "windows
> > needs to install driver software for your......"
> >
> > If i ask it to install automatically then i get a prompt saying "insert the
> > disc that came with your device"
> >
> > As an external hard drive dosent need any extra drivers i dont have a disc
> > and so windows cant use the hardware.
> >
> > If i plug it into an XP machine i need no extra drivers, if i plug it into a
> > Vista machine soon after install i need no extra drivers but if i try and add
> > anything after a few days i get nowhere!
> >
> > Any help would be great!
> >
> > (Its not just the hard drive, its cameras, memory cards, printers, anything
> > external)
> >
> > Is there any news on this yet??????
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runscooter
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PostPosted: Thu May 24, 2007 12:09 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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Just wanted to add a very big Thank You!!

Regedit change seemed to have solved the problems that have taken two days
of my time!

" " wrote:

> On Feb 20, 6:37 pm, djrm wrote:
> > Found a fix at last!
> >
> > Click "Locate and install drivers software (recommended)" then "I dont have
> > the disc show me other options" then "Browse my computer for driver software
> > (advanced)" Chose the location "C:\Windows" and make sure the "include
> > subfolders" is ticked. BINGO Smile
> >
> > Works with all hardware (well it should do)
> >
> > "djrm" wrote:
> > > Exactly the same problem and its driving me mad. Ive reinstalled Vista three
> > > times and this still keeps happening!!!!
> >
> > > This is what i have posted elsewhere...........
> >
> > > Please help. I have re-installed Vista three times now and this problem
> > > keeps cropping up.
> >
> > > Usually when you attach certain peripherals windows automatically installs
> > > generic drivers and away you go. This is the case with Vista as well
> > > HOWEVER.......
> >
> > > After a few days use Vista keeps asking for drivers for no matter what new
> > > hardware i try to attach to my Dell M1210.
> >
> > > If i attach a simple external hard drive for the first time i get "windows> needs to install driver softwarefor your......"
> >
> > > If i ask it to install automatically then i get a prompt saying "insert the
> > > disc that came with your device"
> >
> > > As an external hard drive dosent need any extra drivers i dont have a disc
> > > and so windows cant use the hardware.
> >
> > > If i plug it into an XP machine i need no extra drivers, if i plug it into a
> > > Vista machine soon after install i need no extra drivers but if i try and add
> > > anything after a few days i get nowhere!
> >
> > > Any help would be great!
> >
> > > (Its not just the hard drive, its cameras, memory cards, printers, anything
> > > external)
> >
> > > Is there any news on this yet??????
>
> Open Regedit
>
> Change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
> \DevicePath to '%SystemRoot%\System32'
>
>
>
>
>
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laver
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2007 2:56 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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I have the same problem. But when I go to that location in regedit, I don't
have any \DevicePath, just \Device Installer.

" " wrote:


>
> Open Regedit
>
> Change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
> \DevicePath to '%SystemRoot%\System32'
>
>
>
>
>
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bob
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 04, 2007 10:48 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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opened regedit and it does not say device path, won't let me rename it
any help this is not my first problem with vista
>> Open Regedit
>
> Change HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
> \DevicePath to '%SystemRoot%\System32'
>
>
>
>
>
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zzzzz



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PostPosted: Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:04 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]

[quote="djrm"]Found a fix at last!

Click "Locate and install drivers software (recommended)" then "I dont have
the disc show me other options" then "Browse my computer for driver software
(advanced)" Chose the location "C:\Windows" and make sure the "include
subfolders" is ticked. BINGO Smile

Works with all hardware (well it should do)


i did the same thing also did the regedit thing. but when trrying the C:\WINDOWS method it says"windows encountered a problem installimng the driver software 4 ur device" also it says the system cannot find the specified file.
plz help me.
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SUSAN
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 27, 2009 8:36 pm    Post subject: Re: USB Problems/ drivers wont install [Login to view extended thread Info.]
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YOURE THE BEST THANK YOU

"djrm" wrote:

> Found a fix at last!
>
> Click "Locate and install drivers software (recommended)" then "I dont have
> the disc show me other options" then "Browse my computer for driver software
> (advanced)" Chose the location "C:\Windows" and make sure the "include
> subfolders" is ticked. BINGO Smile
>
> Works with all hardware (well it should do)
>
>
> "djrm" wrote:
>
> > Exactly the same problem and its driving me mad. Ive reinstalled Vista three
> > times and this still keeps happening!!!!
> >
> > This is what i have posted elsewhere...........
> >
> > Please help. I have re-installed Vista three times now and this problem
> > keeps cropping up.
> >
> > Usually when you attach certain peripherals windows automatically installs
> > generic drivers and away you go. This is the case with Vista as well
> > HOWEVER.......
> >
> > After a few days use Vista keeps asking for drivers for no matter what new
> > hardware i try to attach to my Dell M1210.
> >
> > If i attach a simple external hard drive for the first time i get "windows
> > needs to install driver software for your......"
> >
> > If i ask it to install automatically then i get a prompt saying "insert the
> > disc that came with your device"
> >
> > As an external hard drive dosent need any extra drivers i dont have a disc
> > and so windows cant use the hardware.
> >
> > If i plug it into an XP machine i need no extra drivers, if i plug it into a
> > Vista machine soon after install i need no extra drivers but if i try and add
> > anything after a few days i get nowhere!
> >
> > Any help would be great!
> >
> > (Its not just the hard drive, its cameras, memory cards, printers, anything
> > external)
> >
> > Is there any news on this yet??????
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