How do I reinstall deleted USB Controllers?
Posted on 2008-11-18
My computer was not recognizing plug-and-play USB devices so I tried to fix it.
First I ran a Widows update to make sure my computer was up-to-date. It said it was.
Then I did the "show all hidden devices" and deleted all the entries in the USB section of the device manager. I recognized entries for many devices I'd tried to plug-and-play that hadn't been recognized.
However, when I rebooted and the Found New Hardware Wizard came up asking for the USB controllers, I put in the OEM CD that I thought came with my computer and... it was the wrong one. I am traveling and took the OEM CD for my other computer... I won't be able to get the correct CD for another three weeks.
I tried to do system restore, but was unable to.
Please tell me if it is possible to find the USB controllers elsewhere, or if there is another way to solve this problem.
My computer info is as follows:
Model: Toshiba Satellite A105
OS Version: Windows XP Home 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
BIOS Version: 1.50
CPU: Intel (R) Celeron(R) M Processor 1.70 GHz
In the Device Manager, I've got big yellow question marks and exclamation points on "Other Devices" and nested under it Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller, three times.
However, there are 4 USB ports on the computer.
Expert help will indeed be highly appreciated!