The most ANOYING problem.(USB)(Plug and Play)(Unknown device)(ONLYafterAfewREBOOTS)
ok, this is a wierd problem, but id assume im not the only one who's ran into this. cause its a problem fora common device.
(XP pro, sp1, fully updated)(not sp2)
device- mitumi floppy/7in 1 memcard reader.
memcard reader accessed threw internal usb 2.0
first time system starts the device is recognized fine, using 'usb mass storage divece driver' from "c:\windows\system32\drivers\usbstor.sys"
after a couple to a few restarts, the device is nolonger recongnized... in divice manager it's now showing as "unknown device"... 'no driver installed'.
only way for me to get it recognized again is to 'shut down pc'... then 'unplug it from the wall' till u hear that residual power drain. then plug it back in and reboot... the device is then detected properly... but only for the time being... if i restart a few more times it will no longer be recongized, then i must unplug again.
iv had a similar problem with a diff usb device ona diff pc...( usb game controller, on XP home)
but with that usb controller, i could just uninstall, plug it back in, let it redetect and it would work.
even after i uninstall the memcard reader though and have it redetect, it will only redetect it as a 'Unknown device".
the usb game controler use to give me an error stating something like - 'device failed to starts, something about something remaining in memory'
i suspect this memcard usb problem im having is similar, but not the same. and iv tryed searching for some vauge fix's, but i dont even know were to start for searching for such a prob, since there are soo many usb probs, and there realy hard to narrow down and differentiate.
i know theres gota be a fix out there, i just dont know were. any help is greatly appreciated. Thx a Lot. This i 1 of the most F'in Anoying probs iv run accross.