Please help. I have recently encountered a problem with plug and play
devices not working. I got a new Ipod, flash drive, and external hard
drive--none of which work because when they are plugged into the USB port
Microsoft can not find the drivers and will not install anything. Everything
shows up as a big yellow question mark on the device manager. I've updated my
drivers and chipsets. Dell has looked at the problem and told me that I have
to reinstall Windows XP. The only problem with this is that I have no way to
back anything up since my external hard drive won't work. I don't have a DVD
burner. And burning CD's or floppys would take forever. Can I reinstall XP
without wiping my drive? Is there any other solutions that anyone can think
of? Please ...
... x86 Family 15 Model 2 Stepping 9 GenuineIntel ~2992 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Dell Computer Corporation A05, 2/23/2004
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz
File System NTSF
Size 74.46 GBHello ,
You will need to install you cable modem before you connect to the
InternetYyou will need your software for it as well. You did not say what
type you are using but if you are using Mootrolla, I would recomend getting a
broand band router from Belkin or Linskys to use with it. I have Comcast also
and since I installed a router I have not had near as much trouble with
security issues. As far as installing your printer you can do that any time
after you install XP. You did not say if it is a plug and play printer or
not. If not, hook up the printer ...
... I have is a 'S3 Graphics ProSavage
DDR' (this is what it says on the device manager). The current driver is the
standard plug and play driver. I have spoken by e-mail and telephone to LG
and they have directed me to drivers for their monitors, which consist of
driver in an archive by the name of
In this archive is over 200 directories, which I believe all contain
different drivers. I am at a total loss to know which driver to install and
LG can only offer the advice that I use the standard plug and play driver. I
have tried some of these 200 odd drivers but the same display continues to
c) the L1717S is just not capable of displaying video or it can not with the
graphics card I ...
I have a monitor driver disc but it is not xp signed so windows sugests I
use the plug and play driver.I have a video card as well sould I use the old
driver? ThanksUnsigned drivers are fairly common and usually not a problem if you know
it's the right driver for your hardware. Monitor drivers are not all that
important and if it's working well as is I wouldn't be too concerned about
it. (Monitor "drivers" are not really a device driver at all but a file
describing the monitors capabilities.) Video card drivers are important..
and it's usually advisable to use the latest.
To be sure, the firewall has been turned off.
I tried to do a restore from the command line in safe mode, but I could not
find a way to make it work. I use the command
%system%system32\restore\rstrui.exe but it always returned "path not found"
CharlieIf it's a Lexmark printer:
324757 - Spooler Subsystem Application Needs to Close and Operation Could
Not Be Completed Erro:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q324757The printer isan HP 6980.
CharliePress winkey-break(or start/run 'sysdm.cpl') ,/Hardware tab Open the Device
manager and click the + sign next to Ports(COM & LPT). select the printer
port, e.g. ECP Printer Port (LPT1). Port Settings tab check the 'Enable
legacy Plug and Play detection'
... and restrictor)
Scroll down and look for the following:
Plug and Play - Make sure it is set to Manual.
SSDP Discovery Service - Make sure it is set to Manual.
Universal Plug and Play Device Host - Make sure it is set to Automatic.
With any changes made click Apply then OK. Reboot and try it out and
Thanks. That did the trick. I still get an error at login, though. It's
titled "RUNDLL", and ... until zero errors. Reboot.
Now install the Sound Drivers which came with the computer. Reboot.
Now allow Windows Update to install the new Sound Drivers and reboot.
Then go to C-Media and download and install the latest Sound Drivers for
your C-Media Chip. Install them. Do not ...
Hi Mr. Kennio,
It is easy. Open Services and set the following:
Plug and Play Set to Manual
SSDP Discovery Service Set to Manual
Universal Plug and Play Device Host Set to Automatic
Reboot the computer and report back.
... XP Home with SP2.Hmm, that's interesting, Caustic, but are you actually using USB 2.0 devices
on your machine and getting the 2.0 throughput, rather than the much lower
throughput of USB 1.1?
If your USB controllers are all listed as 'open host controller' or 'host
controller', then all you've got are 1.1 drivers. If you see also 'enhanced
host controller', then you've also got 2.0 drivers in the set.
But it's not just sufficient to see any old 2.0 driver listed, it's whether
it's an updated 2.0 driver that's important. Amended, updated 2.0 drivers
were supplied with SP2. They were also made available via Windows Updates.
However, I gather that, for versions of WinXP with ...
... ;SiS PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller" and allowed windows
Installed Hotfix found in article 920875.
I have searched the Knowledge base as well as a Google search on Groups.
It would appear lots of people have had a similar problem but none of the
posts solved my problem.
Has anyone got any other ideas?Can you remove all USB devices (except mouse and keyboard) and delete items
in device manager. Delete hard drive and printer drivers then power off.
Then power on and reinstall each device one at a time.I tried this. I had to start in safe mode otherwise windows automatically
re-installed devices. The hard drive and printer did not show up as they were
not connected (as the HUB is not working).
However the problem still exists.
If I plug in equipment that I ...
... , and disabling the quick resolution feature.
I cant seem to get clear pictures, theyre all distorted looking.
Heres some PC info:
Windows XP Home Edition SP 2 (build 2600)
2.00 gigahertz AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core
BIOS: Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG 07/07/2006
164.69 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
161.00 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
SONY DVD RW AW-Q170A [CD-ROM drive]
Hitachi HDS721616PLA380 [Hard drive] (164.69 GB) -- drive 0 768 Megabytes
c: (NTFS on drive 0) 164.69 GB 161.00 GB free
Standard floppy disk controller
Primary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Secondary IDE Channel [Controller] (3x)
Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller (3x)
ATI RADEON XPRESS 200 Series [Display adapter]
HP mx705 [Monitor] (15.7" March 2006)
Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host ...
I wiped clean Windows XP today but now my Ethernet Controller and Multimedia
Audio Controller don't work.
My speakers don't play any audio except for the random computer beeping.
I know my speakers DO work though, because the song plays while I test the
audio under the Boot Startup menu (boot to partition)
I think I need to install new devices?Yes. Yes you do.
They are called "hardware drivers" or "device drivers". Only you know what
hardware you have - through your receipt, opening the PC, the PC
manufacturer's web site, etc.where would I find the downloads?As I said - only you will know what hardware you have.
At that point - you visit the web sites for said manufacturer(s).
For example, let's say you
have an NVidia ...
Apologies if this has been asked before or is common knowledge.
I upgraded to USB 2 via a PCI card. I only have one peripheral device that
is high speed ( an external disc drive USB)
When I connect I get a message that says high speed device connected to non
high speed hub please add a high speed host controller.
My question what is this and how do I do it?
I think I've answered my own question.
Xp detected my drive before I had installed SP1a.
I only needed to update the drivers in Device manager and now all seems OK.
i've just installed xp and it won't recognise the built in modem.
I've been to the connexant website and downloaded the generic drivers
there but they don't work. xp says there are no drivers for the device
even though i've told it where they are.
have i got the wrong drivers? or am i doing something else wrong?
hope someone can help.
wayneYou might want to check out this site
Hope this helps
I have accidently deleted the PLUG & PLAY SOFTWARE EMULATION from the device
manager due to the CODE 39 warning, whops big mistake! I also have the same
message for my 2 CD drives. This has made my CD drives inop. Can anybody help
me to restore my system so that the 2 drives are reconised by XP.How to Add OEM Plug and Play Drivers to Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;EN-US;Q314479I do not think that this answers my problem, I have red through the artical
and can not see the answer to my query.
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Media control devices
MPU-401 compatible MIDI devices
sound blaster live! 24-bit
Standard game port
VIA AC'97 Enhanced Audio Controller (WDM)
System Devices: ACPI Fan
ACPI Fixed Feature Button
ACPI Thermal Zone
Direct Memory Acess Controller
ISAPNP Read Data Port
Microcode update device
microsoft ACPI-compliant system
microsoft system management BIOS driver
mother board resources x 2
numeric data processor
PCI standard host CPU bridge
PCI standar ISA bridge
Plug and play device emulator
PnP BIOS extension ...
Remote Access Connection Manager
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
Security Accounts Manager
Shell Hardware Detection
SSDP Discovery Service
Symantec Core LC
Symantec Event Manager
Symantec Network Drivers Service
Symantec Settings Manager
System Event Notification
System Restore Service
TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
Universal Plug and Play Device Host
Windows Firewall/Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)
Windows Image Acquisition (WIA)
Windows Management Instrumentation
Windows User Mode Driver Framework
Wireless Zero Configuration
WMDM PMSP Service
I get this message and if cleared or send error data will repeatedly come in
every 5 seconds. The error message says the problem is in svchost.exe and the
Mod is upnphost.dll This has all the markings of a Worm. I have downloaded
the latest greatest Windows Service Bulletin and still is no good. It does
not matter if I am hooked up to the internet or not. I have not found
msblast.exe on any file. Can anyone help.................Disable the Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) and the SSDP Discovery
Services. You don't need these things running on your computer. Don't
mistake the "Universal Plug and Play" service with the necessary "Plug
and Play" service. If you are on a corporate network consult your
network administrator for ...
... PIO mode in windows?
Are you using additional drivers from Roxio or Nero?
aThanks Chuck for the quick response. I'll try to answer to the best of my
1) Is your system overclocked in some manner?
A: No, I checked my BIOS and it is set to the factory 133MHz. It can be
raised all the way to 266MHz
2) Is something sharing an IRQ with the video card?
A: I found one that is sharing with my nVidia GForce video card currently
sharing The following is a short picture all IRQ's on my system:
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 PCI bus
I/O Port 0x00000000-0x00000CF7 Direct memory access controller
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF NVIDIA nForce2 AGP Host to PCI Bridge
I/O Port 0x000003C0-0x000003DF NVIDIA GeForce4 ...
... - Version 100.01.01, Provider Microsoft 2000, copyright VIA tech
-Plug and Play Monitor: No drivers Loaded, says working properly
SCSI & RAID Contollers
-HPT370 UDMA/ATA100 RAID Controller
-Htp3xx.sys Revision 1.05 1999-2000 High Point Tech
-ACPI fixed Feature Button, says non are required or have been loaded
-Direct Memory Access Controller, says non are required or have been loaded
-High Point RCM Device, says non are required or have been loaded
-ISAPNP Read Data Port, says non are required or have been loaded
-Mother Board Resources, says non are required or have been loaded
-Numeric Data Processor, says non are required or have been loaded
-PCI Standard Host CPU Bridge, says non are required or have been loaded
-Programmable Interrupt ...
... Athlon 64, HD
250GB SATA). Unfortunately, my XP install never gets that far. It says it's
detecting my system hardware for about a second, then goes blank. I can add ,
that SuSE linux was successfully installed on this machine. i tried Win 2003,
It works, but XP :(
I need your help, thanks.Hi
- Try removing non-essential hardware prior to the installation.
- Try turning OFF Plug and Play mode (PnP) in the bios.
Hope this helps.
1)I turned OFF Plug and Play mode (PnP) in the bios.
2)I changed the videocard to a very simple one
3)I turned OFF the soundcard in the BIOS
4) the BIOS says - Jumper Free Configuration
- Onboard PCI S-ATA Controller - Native (options :
disable, native, RAID)
Nothing happened, same black screen :(
Autoplay Repair Wizard
Why doesn't AutoPlay work?
: I am using Windows XP professional. For some reason the automatic start-up (the "plug
and play" feature) when a CD in inserted is no longer working. For instance, instead of
having the program on the CD start automatically after the CD is read, I have to manualy
open the CD in explorer, find the start up program and double click it. I am sure there
is an easy "on off" typ[e fix for this, but I can't seem to find it. Any help would be
: signed- wanting kids to be self sufficient againI tried ...
... zip drive
don't work. It's like the system doesn't see the USB ports at all. When I
plugged in a digital camera it didn't say new hardware found.
Any one knows what up with this and how to fix it??Matthew - Let me get this straight : you installed 1. Windows XP SP2, 2. X64
Addition and 3. TabletPC?
You received no warning/error dialogue - AND - your computers boots? into
what OS?No, Sorry I offered too much information... I received 4 dsks. The ones
marked tablet and x64 I DID NOT install. - I assume these are for different
I did install the OS xp pro with service pack 2 included on one disc.
I also installed Windows Rights Management Services -- I don't know what
this software does?
So now my problem seems to be none of my USB ports seem ...
... in the sound, video and game controllers
section, and still no trace of the Plug and play Software Device enumerator.
What should be my next action? Please and thanxIf the 'update driver' feature, or perhaps the 'roll back driver' options in
the properties of each device fail to find a driver, you would need to find
the site of the device maker to try for a driver download.
If Device Manager fails to see something you expect to have, it's probably
not attached right, or it's broken.And this leads me back to what I was initially looking for, a source for the
Plug and play device driver that I uninstalled. I assume that with this
driver I can get the dvd/cd-rom drives to work so I can load the other
drivers from my reinstall disk, or ...
My Dell Inspiron 8200 running XP Professional with SP-2 no longer detects my
Nikon CoolPix camera when I connect it via USB to download pictures. My
wife's identical laptop detects the camera and downloads pictures just fine.
Any ideas about what the problem and solution might be?You could try disconnecting All USB devices. Then rt clicking
MyComputer>select Properties>Hardware>Device Manager>USB Controllers. Rt
click on each
one and choose Uninstall. Restart and let XP reinstall them. Reconnect
the DevicesThanks for the suggestion. I gave it a try, but the computer still doesn't
detect the camera. All other devices reinstalled without a problem. Any
I have a digital camera, usb memory stick, printer, iPod, and ext. dvd drive
that are all plug and play and did not come with separate driver discs. I've
cleaned my computer of spy-ware and add-ware products and now it no longer
recognizes these devices. Every time I startup it launches the found new
hardware wizard and fails at installing each device. I've tried both
automatic and manual install. It doesn't seem to be searching the windows
network for drivers and instead it sounds like it's only looking in the cd
drive (D:\). The device manager recognizes that they are plugged in but says
there are no working drivers installed. Why won't my plug and play work
properly?USB Hub Power Management - disable : Start/run, type DEVMGMT.MSC , then
... I think the
driver may be causing intermittent restarts. I've tried all sorts of things
to force XP to recognize the SL95 as a Plug and Play, but no luck. All help
and suggestions much appreciated.
DanJust because it is "Plug and Play" doesn't mean XP has the proper driver to
install and run it with "all" available configurable options.
I know for a fact XP doesn't have the drivers for my NEC MultiSync LCD
monitors (they both show up as "Default Monitor"), but I did go to the NEC
site and downloaded the correct driver and ICM files for it. Once
installed, all video card/monitor functionality was available, not to
mention the screen colors matched my printer colors.
Star Fleet Admiral Q @ your service ...
... it was called the system tray.
Notification area icons are missing at startup.
Try disabling the SSDP Discovery Service and the Universal Plug and Play
Device Host service.
Notification area icons are missing at startup
How To: Fix Missing System Tray Icons at Windows XP startup
Your pointer changes to an hourglass when you hold it over the taskbar for a
few minutes after starting your Windows XP-based computer
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/841571Thanks for the suggestions and references.
That seems to have helped but not completely all of the time. Sometimes the
network icons (wired and wireless) don't display although the networking
works fine. The icons can be recovered by doing & ...