USB Device has malfunctioned (except it works fine on another PC).
Posted on 2005-04-22
I'm trying to connect a USB Printer (Bravo II) on a Notebook (Acer Aspire 1800 with Win XPP SP2).
When I connect the printer, I get the following error:
"One of the USB devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned, and Windows does not recognize it."
When I should be getting an "Add New Hardware" window. Also the Device Manager window shows "Unknown Device"
I know the printer works fine - cos it I'm using it on a Desktop PC (DIY built PC with Intel P4 3.3 and Win XPP SP2).
Also I know the USB ports on the Acer Notebook work fine because I've plugged a USB Flash Drive in each one to make sure.
I'm stumped - any ideas ?
(If it makes a difference, the notebook originally came with XPH and I reformatted it to XPP and reinstalled all the drivers).