Is there a way to get USB ports to work
- From: "john orwen" <jorwen@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Thu, 29 Nov 2007 12:51:48 -0600
Is there a way to get USB 2.0 ports on an HP Media Center PC running Windows
XP Media Center 2005 working again. They have ceased sending power to any
device connected to any USB port that requires power from the computer to
operate. Items that once worked that required power from the computer that
no longer work at all are
1. A 5th generation ipod
2. A Maxtor One touch external 250 GB hard drive
3. A 5gb QuickDrive
When the ipod is connected it used to automatically invoke itunes. Now when
it is connected to a USB port the message UNKNOWN DEVICE appears and states
that it has malfunctioned. No it hasn't malfunctioned. Something in Windows
XP Media Center hgas malfunctioned.
When the Maxtor One Touch is connected it used to automatically invoke the
One Touch backup software. Now when it is connected to a USB port the
message UNKNOWN DEVICE appears and states that it has malfunctioned. No it
hasn't malfunctioned. Something in Windows XP media Center has
the same is true for the QuickDrive.
I have spent hours in chat with HP agents. To no avail. All they know is
to look in a manual and crack out like a parrot and then apologize for the
concern. This is a repeated over and over process which ends up with no
I have installed the latest bios update for the ASUS P5LP-LE motherboard
that is in the HP Media Center PC.
I have installed the latest INTEL chipset drivers for the chipset on the
I have tried uninstalling all references to USB in the device manager and
restarted the computer to reload all of the drivers new and to no avail.
Nothing seems to reinstate what once worked.
Having done this process over and over many times on occasion on a restart
after uninstalling the usb references it will connect to the ipod and invoke
itunes but itunes will
set on syncing the ipod for hours. The the ipod update will fail to install
if it is selected from itunes. The very next time the computer is restarted
it will forget about recognizing the ipod once again
Pcdoctor finds no problem with the US ports. The Maxtor backup drive and
the QuickDrive work just fine on different computers. According to Apple
the ipod will only work with itunes on the computer is was installed with
and cannot be transferred to another computer.
Can't do a system reformat and install because don't have the restore cds
and even if I did, I would lose at least 4 dozen programs downloaded from
I-net and installed from Inet. Most if not all of those vendors will not
supply a second download of their product for no charge.
Can anyone reflect any positive advice on this delima.
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