Formatted Windows.....usb Probelm

By sin13 ยท 16 replies
Oct 24, 2006
  1. i jes recently formated my computer....its a XP....before i formatted my computer(which was also an XP) it could recognize any kind of usb hardware....and now the computer cant recognize psp usb, gamepad, printer...and such......

    is there somethin wrong? do i have to go into bios or some ****.....anyone knows wassup with this? i kno alot of ppl got this probelm too.
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    You did not install the drivers for your motherboard?
  3. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    you mean the bios for my motherboard? i have a k7 motherboard that came with a pretty sure thats wat u meant rite? then yes i install them

    oh well about that usb probelm, the printer does work jes not everything else..
  4. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    my motherboard is a k7 series (m825g) any suggestion plz
  5. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058


    So, you've installed ALL the motherboard drivers? You've got the original CD that came with the motherboard or you've downloaded the drivers from the motherboard web site?

    That's the only possible thing I can think of as well.....
  6. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    yup i installed from motherboard cd....i try installin the updated bios from the site.....and after i installed them....i put in the usb hardware and it doesnt show anything.....doesnt show usb malfunction or hardware detected......and im guessin that installin those bios from the site courrupetd the i reformatted....window's a ***** when it comes to this....
  7. N3051M

    N3051M TS Evangelist Posts: 2,115

    are you refering to BIOS as the initial setup program where your pc takes its settings from when booting up (like a DOS program) or BIOS as in the motherboard's chipset drivers? which include USB, IDE, AGP etc controllers?

    Go to device manager and see if you got any yellow ? marks. Update them if you do.
    Under the USB tree in device manager, right click all your USB Components, USB Root Hub and anything else to do with USB and then select Remove or Uninstall. Make sure you've unplugged all your USB devices before. Reboot the PC and let windows reinstall it.
  8. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    bios as in chipset.....thanks but i heard of that solution from other sites that i googled doesnt work.....

    list of dont work solution(FOR ME)
    1.uninstalling all usb devices and scan for hardware changes
    2.turn off power cable from the wall...leave 30 mins and turn back on
    3.went to safe mode...delete all usb includin hidden device manager and reboot

    anymore suggestion well be a great help....i kno some ppl that had this probelm....anyone can tell me how they solves theirs? thankyou

    also there is no yellow marks at all.....all my usb hardware that dont work goes under the usb and is known as "unknown device"
  9. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,572   +65

    You may need to install Service Pack 2 (if you're using Windows XP). There's also USB 2.0 drivers which are not included with the chipset drivers. You should check your manufacturer's website for a complete, detailed list of drivers... Not just the chipset drivers.
  10. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    thanks for reply but i have sp2....and as i posted early i did go to the manufactur website...and got the update...but then like i said i install some fo the updated motherboard bios (one of them were usb 2.0) and after that the computer didnt recognize any usb hardware at all.....doesnt even show hardware found or i reformatted
  11. Masque

    Masque TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,058

    Are the usb ports directly on your motherboard or a separate card connected to your motherboard? Exactly what is the make and model of your motherboard? Is it quite old?
  12. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i have one seperated 2.0 usb port pci slot and 4 ports thats from the motherboard....its made by pcchips...k7 motherboard(m825g)
  13. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    PC Chips is crap, but I guess you know that already :p

    Do you have the USB controller enabled in the system BIOS? Some BIOSes let you enable/disable specific motherboard components..

    Those USB 2.0 ports.. Are they on a PCI card or just on a piece of metal that attaches to a PCI slot hole in the computer case?
  14. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    i found out that i have 3*1.1 usb ports and 1*2.0 usb port...about that 2.0 usb pci....u dont plug it in like a pci device it jes has the metal part so it can be hold on to comes with different sets of color wires where u have to plug it in the extra usb headers....and yes the usb function is turn on in the bios....(shouldnt it be? it is set as a default)...but thanks ****in luck.....i dont kno wat the probelm is....drivers, or bios, or powersupply.....damn piece of **** is ****in wit me
  15. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh wait i take that back i dont even know anymore......all i kno is there 3 via rev 5 or usb universal host controller and 1 via usb enchanced controller.
  16. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    the seperated pci slot usb that i have is a hispeed usb certified(as to what im reading on the guessin its 2.0
  17. sin13

    sin13 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hey you guys i think i figured it computer can only ead 2.0 usb hardwares and its having problems reading any 1.1 usb hardware....i forgot that my printer has a 2.0 usb connected to it, that y the printer worked and nothin else there any drivers that can fix this problem?
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