Posted 25 July 2009 - 10:30 AM
My OS is Windows XP Home Edition SP3 and up to date. Today I bought a Microsoft Webcam and went to install it but got an error every time it went to install the drivers from the installation disk. I thought it must be a faulty USB and went online and found an MSN tutorial on switching off the USB drivers in Device Manager and then rebooting the PC. When this failed to solve the problem I took the next step which was to switch off the "Disable Selective Suspend" feature in Windows, as I did not want to mess with the registry I did this via the alternative Hotfix method. This didn't help either.
I then looked at what was connected to my USB ports and working and my printer my keyboard and my mouse are connected and working ok. I have three remaining empty USB ports. As I had a 1 in 4 out USB Hub on hand I thought that a possible solution might be to switch my printer off unplug the cable and plug it into one of the four outputs on the hub. I plugged the Hub into the USB socket which had been working with the printer, switched the printer on and tested it all out by printing off a single sheet from my wordfiles. This worked ok and so I uninstalled the Webcam from my ARP list in order to do a clean install. After a reboot I reinstalled from the supplied disk and when it told me to plug in the cam to the USP port I plugged it into the second of the four ports in the hub next to the printer I then watched as it did exactly the same as the times previously. Does anyone here have any suggestions as to what could be wrong?.
Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-MA770T-UD3, CPU: AMD Athlon II X3 450 Processor, Memory: OCZ 4GB (2x2GB) DDR3 1333MHz,Graphics: PowerColor HD 5750 1GB GDDR5,
PSU: Corsair 430W CX PSU 4x SATA 1x PCI-E, Hard Drive:Samsung SpinPoint F3 500GB Hard Drive SATAII 7200rpm 16MB Cache.