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USB Composite Devices cause XP to freeze and/or crash

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Ok I have a windows xp machine that when I tried installing a new hp printer when it would get to found/installing composite device it would freeze and crash/restart. I have tried install different ways and even installed a new hd with a temp xp to see if it was a motherboard issue and all worked fine. However I have so much data and programs on the other I cant transfer. I have tried updating drivers but not sure if I got the right ones for usb. USB mice and keyboards work fine as do jump drives. I tried plugging in my droid which showed up as a composite device and it crashed as well so I know its not just the printer. Thanks in advance.
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by:M Roe
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Did you do a BIOS update on the computer?
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Just did to the newest and still the same thing
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also I mentioned it works when I installed a clean xp on another hard drive in the machine so it has to be some driver or setting I just don't know what to update or remove etc.
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Have you already run Microsoft's USB FixIt tool to repair the registry settings for composite devices?
Direct download: http://go.microsoft.com/?linkid=9802032
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what motherboard, or pc model is this?
usually, you need to update the chipset, and sometimes the video driver
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