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USB devices plugged into the computer need re-installing every time before they work.
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May 1, 2010
7:35 AM
chinaguy
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Hi my sister has a computer running windows XP that is having a strange problem. With different USB devices that she plugs into the computer when she plugs them in they will not work unless she goes into the device manager, uninstalls the device then allows the driver to re-install when she plugs it back in, but after going through this the device will work until she unplugs it and only has the problem when she plugs it in again. For some devices it requires a restart before the install is complete. I do not know what the problem is but thought maybe someone here could help. Does anybody know a way to fix this problem for good? The problem is not that she cannot use the devices I have taught her how to get them working but it's the annoyance of having to go through this process every time and then sometimes she forgets and I have to tell her how again. I have never encountered a problem like this before. I think maybe the problem is with the OS but not sure. Does anyone have any suggestions? Thank you all for any help you can give.

May 1, 2010
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Adrian
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Have you a lot of installed devices on your PC? Then maybe the limit is broken and you should uninstall some unused devices.

Or else, you could try to reinstall Windows. You are using Windows what?

May 1, 2010
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Try using USB Safely Remove and see if that helps.

May 2, 2010
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I am using Windows XP. But I do not think there are too many devices installed. I have not installed that many devices on it at all. It doesn't matter though whether she uses safely remove the USB device or not. Either way it has the same problem, I have tried it both ways. Is there a limit to the number of devices that can be installed to Windows?

May 13, 2010
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chinaguy
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So does anyone else have any idea how to fix this?

May 14, 2010
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Although I am using Win 7, I was having the same problem everytime I connected my phone to the pc, it would re-detect and re-install drivers. I'm using Zentimo and I haven't had that problem since. Zentimo is the same program as USB Safely Remove ( Karen Mentioned it!), and still in beta version I think.

But been using it for over a month, no issues (except some conflicts with Usb Drive Encryption which I have yet resolved).

Neways, like I said I'm using Win 7. But do give it try. It might solve your problem.

Keep us posted.

May 14, 2010
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Still having a problem in Win7 Surprised?

Yell out at MS!!! Wink

May 14, 2010
4:34 PM
chinaguy
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Gioneo said:

Although I am using Win 7, I was having the same problem everytime I connected my phone to the pc, it would re-detect and re-install drivers. I'm using Zentimo and I haven't had that problem since. Zentimo is the same program as USB Safely Remove ( Karen Mentioned it!), and still in beta version I think.

But been using it for over a month, no issues (except some conflicts with Usb Drive Encryption which I have yet resolved).

Neways, like I said I'm using Win 7. But do give it try. It might solve your problem.

Keep us posted.


 
Thank you for the suggestion. I will certainly try that on her computer when I have the chance and the time. At the moment she and her computer are both elsewhere so can't yet. And did you have this problem with other devices as well Gioneo or just the phone and did you try any other devices?
May 14, 2010
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 The phone was the only one.

May 14, 2010
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Unfortunately with her computer it is more than just one device. I think it must be something wrong with the operating system but don't have to fix it. (I'm not nearly so geeky or tech savvy as many here on dottech.) But thanks again for the suggestion and I will try it.

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