In Reply to: Re: WinXP fails to find USB device after reboot posted by Lokimelt on 05/25/02 at 9:52 PM:
It's tough to call. Drivers? System? Device? They're all interrelated. I would assume that the device drivers are either immature or corrupt and go from there.
Some scanners have a card reader built in. These are an absolute BEAR to get working correctly. The scanner absolutely positively *must* go on a PC port and not a hub if it has such capabilities. It's a storage device and will show as a drive letter - explaining the My Computer problem.
: Yeah, I already tried that. I downloaded the latest VIA 4 in 1 and USB Filter pathes and it didn't fix anything.
: I was hoping that would have fixed it...
: Any other ideas?
: : VIA tips here:
: : http://www.usbman.com/Guides/VIA%20Tips%20and%20Tricks.htm
: : I would download and install the 4-in-1 drivers and USB Filter patch.
: : Bill
: : : I just upgraded to WinXP and am trying to connect an HP scanner through my onboard USB port. I have a Duron 650 / Iwill KV200R. Basically when I first installed the product, it worked. But then
: : : when I rebooted, the device itself would work fine, but I am UNABLE TO BROWSE the filesysystem. If I try to browse or save a file (or do ANYTHING that looks at "My Computer"), it hangs with the
: : : message "Searching for Items."
: : : It then became clear to me that it was searching for my USB scanner. I then disabled the scanner and rebooted. The system worked fine then (except for the scanner of course).
: : : If I then enable the scanner, everything works fine... that is, until I reboot again!
: : : So, it appears to me that whenever the OS boots up with the USB port enabled, there is this failure. If the USB port is enabled AFTER the OS starts, then it is ok.
: : : Obviously, this is unacceptable and appears to be an issue with the interplay between the WinXP OS and the VIA USB controllers...
: : : Thanks so much!