XP installing wrong drivers.
Posted on 2005-05-04
Lately I have had trouble getting windows to use the right drivers for new hardware devices. When I installed a touch force optical mouse (Saitek) it refuses to use the manufacturers driver sent with the product. When I first plug it in it flashes in the bottom right "Found New Hardware" and then flashes "Found touch force optical mouse", which I believe is the one that I want, but then it changes to "Found USB Human Interface Device", and the mouse works, but just as a mouse not as a force feedback mouse. The same thing happened when installed a external tape drive using a SCSI to USB adapter. When it first finds the hardware it flashes USB-SCSI-HD50, which is what I want it to install as according to the manual, but then it switches to USB mass storage device and fails to install properly. If I try to update the drivers it still insists that it cannot find a better match then the one I am using. Is this a freak hardware problem, user problem or a OS problem? I have exhausted all my ideas.