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Stange new USB Device on startup


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#1 geoffo

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 03:58 AM

When I started up this morning, a bubble popped up saying "USB Device - Found New Hardware". This was surprising as I have not installed any new hardware in over a year, and I am the only one with access to my PC. I searched Event Viewer and found nothing, but I did find a 'Setupapi.log' which read:-

[SetupAPI Log]
OS Version = 5.1.2600 Service Pack 3
Platform ID = 2 (NT)
Service Pack = 3.0
Suite = 0x0300
Product Type = 1
Architecture = x86
[2008/11/15 08:13:48 1036.162]
#-198 Command line processed: C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
#E099 Writing of "C:\WINDOWS\INF\wuau.adm" to "C:\WINDOWS\INF" can cause problems.
[2008/11/20 08:24:04 656.3 Driver Install]
#-019 Searching for hardware ID(s): usb\unknown
#-018 Searching for compatible ID(s): usb\unknown
#-198 Command line processed: C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
#I393 Modified INF cache "C:\WINDOWS\inf\INFCACHE.1".
#I022 Found "USB\UNKNOWN" in C:\WINDOWS\inf\usb.inf; Device: "Unknown Device"; Driver: "Unknown Device"; Provider: "Microsoft"; Mfg: "(Standard USB Host Controller)"; Section name: "BADDEVICE.Dev".
#I023 Actual install section: [BADDEVICE.Dev.NT]. Rank: 0x00000000. Effective driver date: 07/01/2001.
#-166 Device install function: DIF_SELECTBESTCOMPATDRV.
#I063 Selected driver installs from section [BADDEVICE.Dev] in "c:\windows\inf\usb.inf".
#I320 Class GUID of device remains: {36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000}.
#I060 Set selected driver.
#I058 Selected best compatible driver.
#-166 Device install function: DIF_INSTALLDEVICEFILES.
#I124 Doing copy-only install of "USB\VID_0000&PID_0000\5&2F6F8AF0&0&1".
#-166 Device install function: DIF_REGISTER_COINSTALLERS.
#I056 Coinstallers registered.
#-166 Device install function: DIF_INSTALLINTERFACES.
#-011 Installing section [BADDEVICE.Dev.NT.Interfaces] from "c:\windows\inf\usb.inf".
#I054 Interfaces installed.
#-166 Device install function: DIF_INSTALLDEVICE.
#I123 Doing full install of "USB\VID_0000&PID_0000\5&2F6F8AF0&0&1".
#I121 Device install of "USB\VID_0000&PID_0000\5&2F6F8AF0&0&1" finished successfully.

Can anyone tell me what this is, or where I should look further? My configuration is pretty simple, Keyboard, Mouse, Printer and Wired Router

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Posted 20 November 2008 - 04:47 PM

In other words, you have no USB devices attached to your computer? What about the mouse and keyboard?
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Posted 21 November 2008 - 04:49 AM

In other words, you have no USB devices attached to your computer? What about the mouse and keyboard?


No, I didn't say that. I have always had a mouse and keyboard attached, but this morning it found a new USB device when I have not installed any new hardware. It's a mystery! I didn't like the term 'BADDEVICE' in the log file. What could it be?

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Posted 21 November 2008 - 09:22 AM

If your keyboard or mouse is USB, it's possible one might be going bad. I just replaced a trackball that was causing a blue screen
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