USB Device has malfunctioned

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by Guest, Aug 23, 2005.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Hello Everyone,

    I have a recurring issue with two users here at work. Everyday, about once
    every two hours, they receive the error: A USB device has malfunctioned, it
    is not recognized, blah blah. This occurs without plugging in a device or
    anything, it just pops up out of nowhere. When you click to troubleshoot, it
    shows and Unknown Device. I have uninstalled the Unknown Device, but the
    error will come back the following day. Does anyone have any idea what may be
    causing this issue.

    For whats its worth, the problem occurs when the user is docked, as well as

    I even tried uninstalled all Root USB hubs, and letting windows redetect,
    this was unsuccessful.
    Guest, Aug 23, 2005
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Aug 23, 2005
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    Guest Guest

    Guest, Aug 23, 2005
  4. Then why on earth are you posting in the XP64 newsgroup?
    Mark Gillespie, Aug 23, 2005
  5. because "64bit" is the first newsgroup on the list of Windows newsgroups.
    It's just something we get to live with.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 23, 2005
  6. I'm sorry, but the awful Web interface has let you stumble into the 64bit
    newsgroup rather than the one you wanted. You undoubtedly meant to post this
    on the microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware newsgroup, where you'll be much
    more likely to get an answer that will help from one of the hardware gurus
    who hang out there.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 23, 2005
  7. Can't someone change the regular XP to 32bit, so clueless muppets post
    there instead... (sorry, no offence to any of Jim Henson's creations...)
    Mark Gillespie, Aug 23, 2005
  8. I look at it as the price of having a separate NG -- original thought was
    that we didn't need one and they didn't want to have one. Several of us
    fought hard to have this NG because we expected to see just exactly the sort
    of issues and problems we are, in fact, seeing. Drivers, iffy software like
    the nvidia firewall, and people who have made a less than optimal choice for
    their OS. ;) Turns out we were right, and it's been good to have one place
    where we can all work together on issues.
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 23, 2005
  9. Guest

    Mirko Guest

    You don't mention what hardware is involved here, but I had a similar
    problem with a Dell Latitude D600. The problem in my case was/is a faulty
    bluetooth modul or a bad connection between the mainboard and the bluetooth
    module (resides inside the laptop itself and acts as an USB device).
    I ended up switching bluetooth and wireless off altogether using the "Dell
    QuickSet" utility.

    So it could be that you also have an internal USB device that causes your
    Mirko, Aug 24, 2005
  10. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Aug 24, 2005

  11. Agreed, the problems with XP64, are unique to a new platform, and not
    really than related to XP itself...
    Mark Gillespie, Aug 24, 2005
  12. Yes. Some of them are cross over problems, but most of those we just happily
    send folks off to the relevant XP newsgroup. As drivers and software catch
    up, the need for this NG will slowly wither away. Which is fine, I'm sure
    I'll find someplace else to hang out by then. ;)
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Aug 24, 2005
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