I have two laptops one is P2 366 and the other is P3 700, they both are having the same difficulty identifying certain usb devices
Posted on 2004-09-01
It seems that certain off brand optical mice, I get a message that says windows does not recognize this device, I mean a simple thing like a mouse, anyway, when it does recognize some of the problem devices, it will often only do so intermittently which is a real pain in the %&^ you know, now I also have a USB EXternal Hard Drive or MASS STORAGE DEVICE, and it has always just popped right up on both these laptops, both are hp by the way, and suddenly, after storing some important data on the hard drive, I put it aside, now when I went to retrieve the data the laptops not either of them wiil recognize this device, it will actually acknowledge it with the chime like beeps, and sometime it will even have the little pop up window identifying the device and even say it is installed and ready to use, only to not be found anywhere on the computer so that it can be accessed. I have updated the drives on all the devices, the usb hubs, as well as the hard drive disk itself, I don't know what else to do? Any suggestions??? Oh yea other usb devices, like my external 2.0 usb cdrw drive never has a problem, my logitech trackball and traveler mouse do not have any problems, so it's certain things, I have two unpowered mini hubs which are a 1.0 and the other is a 2.0 it shouldn't be any problem as far as I know, and the hard drive in the enclosure is runs via a 2. usb so any ideas !