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Usb Host Controller Card Not Working

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#1 Zack Bartlett

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Posted 28 March 2006 - 10:39 PM

I just installed a pci card that allows me to use 4 additional usb ports externally, plus one internally. I think that it is called a usb host card or a controller card, I'm not sure what the proper terminology is. Anyways, I popped it in, started my computer, made sure that it went through the found new hardware wizard and everything, it said the hardware was installed and ready to use- but none of the usb devices i plug into it work. the computer doesn't acknowledge that they are there and there is no power being provided to devices such as my ipod that require a usb charge. Any idea what is going on? Thanks.

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#2 gunner


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Posted 29 March 2006 - 02:27 AM

Go to your device manager and check your usb controllers for one that is "enhanced". If it isn't there, update your driver. Did you get a disk with the pci card? You may need to disable your old ports until you install the 2.0 and then enable again.

Edited by gunner, 29 March 2006 - 02:27 AM.

Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

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Posted 29 March 2006 - 11:42 AM

All usb drivers are using Microsoft to support them.

Update the drivers on the card you installed using Windows Update or the cd that came with the card as the source for the drivers.

Edited by Enthusiast, 29 March 2006 - 11:46 AM.

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