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I have reinstalled from the manufacturer's recovery disk and upgraded to Vista SP1.  I plug in a USB Memory Stick (MS Heroes as supplied by MS 3 weeks ago) and it is not recognized and then reverts to device installed "unknown device".  I have also tried a Seagate FreeAgent Pro Removeable HDD and this says Installing Hardware and then comes up with installed "Unknown Device".

When you look in the Device Manager you can see unknown device sitting there.  I have checked to see if there are any irq conflicts (none) I have uninstalled all USB Hubs and restarted, all of the hubs re-appear and when I then try to install either of the above I receive the same messages.

The original fault was that I installed a USB Lexmark printer..........it wouldn't work as the lexbce service had screwed with the print spooler service, hence the restore to factory disk.

Incidentally I have flashed the bios as well which tells me that I have the up-to-date current version!!!!

All this before I finally hope to install a new HP Officejet J5780

HELP!
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by:virtuatech
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Try reinstalling the chipset drivers for your computer/motherboard.  Also check and see if there are Vista drivers for them.
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hi m8 a lot of the toshiba recovery discs only have windows vista on them without the drivers you may have a full recovery partition on the hard drive or a separte cd/dvd with drivers and software for your computer if not you can download them here http://eu.computers.toshiba-europe.com/cgi-bin/ToshibaCSG/vista_drivers.jsp?macId=&mode=allMachines&userOS=&action=search&selCategory=2&selFamily=2&selSeries=178&selProduct=691&selShortMod=491&selOS=26&selType=all&country=all&language=13&search=
andy
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by:redrockit
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Andy thanks for the suggestion......I have checked device manager and all else appears to be fine no queries alongside any components......
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by:andyms56
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hi m8 that's one of the big bugs with VISTA it installs the drivers it thinks are right which is not always the ones you need to test go to www.driveragent.com and run the driver update download see what it says if any drivers are old or incorrect you will be able to update them from the first link i posted
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by:redrockit
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Ok will give it a try this morning
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by:nobus
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you can try this :
Remove all USB drivers with:     https://filedb.experts-exchange.com/incoming/ee-stuff/6853-RENEWUSB.zip      ---> Now reboot and test.
Delete the "UpperFilters" and "LowerFilters" registry values from:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000}
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by:redrockit
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Reply for Nobus.
Sorry this did not work....no uperfilters or lower filters in registry
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by:redrockit
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The unknown device shown in the attachment is a working MS Wheelmouse Optical USB connection of course.....this still happens to all USB connections made.....even after checking all of the above out....apart from the chipset drivers which I have failed to find on the toshiba website.
Failing-USB.doc
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by:redrockit
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Ok, I have finally called Toshiba.......they reckon.....that there is a hardwaer fault with the USB although I doubt this as I have made sure that the USB Controllers are found......I uninstalled rebooted and when the laptop boots, hey presto the controllers are loaded!!!

Any thoughts?
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by:nobus
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maybe ther were usb devices connected before?
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by:andyms56
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just one go back to xp lot less stress
i wood think vista loaded the wrong usb drivers during setup and when you uninstalled them and rebooted it had Internet access and got the correct ones
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by:redrockit
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Tried all of the above and Toshiba have taken the machine back for hardware repair under warranty??  Thanks for all your help.
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