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Win2k USB - only one device showing up in device manager

Posted on 2001-07-11
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I'm using two USB to video adapters on my Win2k SP2 workstation.
Only one is showing up in device manager.
I have two programs and I want to use one of the devices for each program.  

I start the first program and no problem.
It finds a USB device and starts up normally.
When I start the 2nd program it tries to latch onto the same device as the 1st program and I get an error msg.  Then I have to manually point to the 2nd device.
I think this behavior is because only one shows up in device manager but that is only a guess.

Any help would be appreciated.
darylr
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It could be that the vendor who designed the adapter didn't plan for users having two of them.  It's not that unusual for corners to be cut to save time/money.  Perhaps your best bet here would be to contact the manufacturer's tech support and see if two of their devices can be supported on the same system properly.
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Can you give us some vendor info ?
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by:SysExpert
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In addition, try to change the order of the 2 devices.

One more thing. If they draw too much current, you may need a seperate powered USB HUB to get both to work.

I hope this helps !
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darylr:

Just a friendly reminder to return to your question.

thanks!
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by:darylr
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I haven't gone any further on this and it has since ceased to be an issue since I only use one device most of the time.  Thanks for your input.
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