Jim Lenz

I have run into a strange problem that I need some help. I am running vista ultimate on a ibm t43p laptop. All of my current usb items including keyboard, camera, printer and others work fine.

When I try to install a new usb device plug and play is not recognizing properly. The found new hardware wizard comes up and tries to install the driver. When searching it cannot find the driver and does not install properly. I have tried the devices on other computers and they do work.

Anyone have any ideas why these items won't install The specific item now is a canon pixma pro9000 printer. The driver is on the computer but plug and play will not install the device.

Thanks, Jim



Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

Kumar Puran

The Driver for the specific printer might not be compatible with Vista. There are a lot of drivers which works fine in ther OS but not in Vista. You can confirm it from the canon pixma itself.

Thanks.





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

Alexander Hartmaier

click on manual specify location and point it to c:\windows\system32 and check the 'search subfolders' checkbox.
Seems to be a Vista bug...




Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

TheBrain

I have the same problem.

My Toshiba Tecra A7 Notebook show 3 unknown device in the device list and don't find any driver.

I try to search in windows\system32 folder but no driver were found.

If i try to connect an external USB memory VISTA ask me for the driver.

Any suggestion

Thanks.





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

Paul Estabrooks

I have the same problem and now all 4 USB ports are disabled. I have tried the recommendations of the laptop manufacturer (HP) but that didn't work.

The problem was caused by disconnecting an external harddrive. Somehow that blew 1 port and then it screwed up 2 more. Now none of them work and I still have 3 mystery "Unknown Devices" in my Device Manager. I'v uninstalled the Root Hub several times and they reappear each time.

This is very annoying. Any help would be really appreciated.

Paul






Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

Anonymous

I have same problem! but on a VAIO! my USB ports used to work! basically VISTA aint good!, my external hard drive used to work as did my usb pens nd now thye dont!

Oi! Gates! sort it out! or i switch to MAC!





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

frank@searchwizmarketing

Not only do I have the same issue, but when I rebooted today, my usb ports began working....my Sharp AM900 printer kicked in, my SanDisk 1GB Flash drive kicked in, but.....when I tried to access the Flash drive, everything went back to "not recognized". I got excited for nothing. I figured, maybe it's Norton, so I uninstalled that.....but that had no effect. Back to the drawing board.




Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

Mike

This worked for my Buslink USB 2.0 external hard drive. Thanks a lot!!!



Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

Serge

The problem can be solved if u specify the location for the drivers which is c:\windows . I don't know if it is work in your case or not, but mine, it works. The problem maybe due to the computer which cannot locate the folder contain the drivers needed. Hopefully it work for all.





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

drgnlvr

had several usb devices, flash drives, external hard drives cameras, etc not work in vista but work in other PCs not running vista. Ran update driver and pointed it to c:\windows\system32 as suggested -- all drives working properly now - BIG bug if you ask me. Why would it not search the windows directory for a driver prior to trying to access the net for a driver



Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

PupDawg

This is a real big problem I have any USB devices that I unplug and re-plug offten and in a fresh install of Vista all the drivers load on the first try but after a few weeks I will start to notice that when I plug in a device Vista with show me the found new hardware dialog with the devices name at the top. When I click seach for drivers it will search windows update and find nothing then I can point it to the exact location of the INF and driver files (I've even tried windows\system32 and many other combinations) Vista will never find some of the drivers.

I've also tried deleting the INFCACHE.1 file in windows\inf and that would seems to help now and then but I refuse to reload Vista again.

Does anyone know how to fix this annoying and HUGE bug!





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

Grant Holliday

+1 I'm experiencing the same problem too.

The workaround of search C:\windows\system32 has worked for now.





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

leepeth

Righty ho, that's kind of worked for my USB memory stick. Unfortunately now when I try to access it Windows tells me "access is denied". Any ideas on this one



Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

LaRocque

I've been dealing with the same problem, too, with the manually point to the system32 folder workaround.

Even with the workaround, it takes minutes and minutes and several prompts to load a USB device that would take seconds with XP - ridiculous!! This is my second build of Vista, and I thought it had been fixed, but somewhere along the way the prompts came back. Some conflict somewhere





Re: Search, Organize and Visualize in Windows Vista New USB Devices not recognized in Vista

Loepie

Alexander Hartmaier wrote:
click on manual specify location and point it to c:\windows\system32 and check the 'search subfolders' checkbox.
Seems to be a Vista bug...

Seems like a nasty bug to me, but indead, the work arround works great, I've logged a case at MS with the question where in the registry I could change the default search path for the drivers.

if and when I get a reply from MS, I'll post it here.