23 in 1 with 3 USB Ports Combo Hub acting up.
Posted on 2006-10-31
I recently purchased a cheap Combo USB hub for my desktop system. Unfortunately when I plug in the device it comes up as "Unkown Device" and refuses to be recognised correctly as a generic usb hub. No drivers came with the device and the ones I found for it didn't help at all as they seemed to be install files. Sometimes Windows would popup "the device has malfunctioned". The red light that indicates that it is on comes on right away as soon as you plug in the device however goes off with a few seconds. I have tried it on another computer and it works fine, the system recognised it right away and installed the necessary drivers. I am running Windows XP SP2, as is the other computer that it worked on.
Does anyone have any ideas on how to get this thing to work on my desktop. I have also tried all the other 4 USB ports on my system with the same result.
Thanks in advance.