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Windows 7: Driver for USB 3.0 PCIe Card

13 Jul 2014   #21
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
The VT6202 and VT6212 are USB 2 chips and not what he has.
Fascinating.

Then where on the driver CD might the drivers be for this card??

Ridiculous.

Anyway, the official VIA driver download site URL's for downloading the correct and latest driver for the VL805/VL806 chip should produce what is required (fingers crossed)... although it's more than 30 minutes to get from Taiwan at the slow speed they connect at.


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13 Jul 2014   #22
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

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13 Jul 2014   #23
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Finally completed the download of the ZIP file from Taiwan. It unzips to VIA_XHCI_Driver_V4.50A_AP.exe.

I ran this self-extracting installer (even though I don't have that particular card installed my machine), knowing it would fail because of the missing hardware. But I wanted to examine the expanded installer folders, to verify from the INF (which I expected to find somewhere down in the sub-folder structure) that it was for the Hardware ID we now know to be for this card.

The running of SETUP.EXE expanded into a \Appdata\Local\Temp\is-1DHFO.tmp folder. Inside of here are some sub-folders, and eventually I found the proper sub-folder which contained the INF files for both USB Root Hub and USB XCHI Host Controller.

And sure enough, that VEN_1106&DEV_3483 is present for XHCI:

; For XP and later
[VIA.NTamd64]
; DisplayName Section DeviceId
; ----------- ------- --------
%XHC.DRVDESC% = xHC_Inst, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_9201
%XHC.DRVDESC% = xHC_Inst, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3432
%XHC.DRVDESC% = xHC_Inst, PCI\VEN_1106&DEV_3483

along with:

[Strings]
VIA = "VIA"
ClassName = "VIA USB eXtensible Host Controller"
xHC.SVCDESC = "VIA USB eXtensible Host Controller Service"
xHC.DRVDESC = "VIA USB eXtensible Host Controller"
DISK_NAME = "VIA USB eXtensible Host Controller Install Disk"



And for the Root Hub:

; For XP and later
[VIA.NTamd64]
; DisplayName Section DeviceId
; ----------- ------- --------
%VUSB3\ROOT_HUB30.DeviceDesc% = VUSB3HUB, USB\VIA_ROOT_HUB
%VUSB3\CLASS_09.DeviceDesc% = VUSB3HUB, VUSB3\CLASS_09
%VUSB2\CLASS_09.DeviceDesc% = VUSB3HUB, VUSB2\CLASS_09
%VUSB1\CLASS_09.DeviceDesc% = VUSB3HUB, VUSB1\CLASS_09
%VUSB2\CLASS_09&SUBCLASS_00&PROT_02.DeviceDesc% = VUSB3HUB, VUSB2\CLASS_09&SUBCLASS_00&PROT_02

and:

[Strings]
VIA = "VIA"
DISK_NAME = "USB3.0 HUB Installation Disk"
VUSB3\ROOT_HUB30.DeviceDesc = "VIA USB 3 Root Hub"
VUSB3\CLASS_09.DeviceDesc = "VIA USB 3 Hub"
VUSB2\CLASS_09.DeviceDesc = "VIA USB 2 Hub"
VUSB1\CLASS_09.DeviceDesc = "VIA USB 1 Hub"
VUSB2\CLASS_09&SUBCLASS_00&PROT_02.DeviceDesc = "VIA USB 2 MTT Hub"
VUSB3HUB.SvcDesc = "VIA USB 3 Root Hub Service"


So by downloading and running this EXE provided on the VIA driver download site, you should end up with two new devices showing up in Device Manager for USB:

(1) VIA USB 3 Root Hub
(2) VIA USB eXtensible Host Controller

This is ABSOLUTELY the driver file for this card. Should work. No need to return it... just give this driver file a shot and see if it works.

My money is on "it will work".


Note: finding out the Hardware IDs for the unknown item in Device Manager is how any such detective job should start, when drivers are missing and clearly required. That is the #1 most important and undisputable fact providing both the vendor and device code id, no matter what country the card was manufactured in.

Searching the Microsoft Windows Update Driver Catalog site (must use IE, not Firefox) for the vendor\device will reveal if (a) the correct driver is available from Microsoft and can be downloaded using Windows Update (or directly from the MS site following the search with IE), or (b) if the correct driver is NOT available from Microsoft, where then hopefully it can be obtained from the manufacturer's driver download support site.

In this case, the required VIA drivers are NOT found on the MS Windows Update Driver Catalog site. So the VIA support site is the only place to find them.

==> They obviously should have been somewhere on that driver CD provided with the card, in my opinion. But who knows without looking through each folder for a README or something.
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13 Jul 2014   #24
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Phone Man View Post
That's a Via chip. Here is what I found. On first link at bottom of page is the 3483 Dev. and a VL805-q6 chip.
On the 2nd link at bottom of page is the Driver for the VL805 chip.

PCI Vendor and Device Lists

VIA Labs, Inc. - VIA Labs Collaborates with American Megatrends to Deliver xHCI Compliant UEFI Support for the VL800 USB 3.0 Host Controller

Jim
Thanks very much Jim. Your instructions got the Driver installed. Thanks so much. == By the way, it took almost an hour to download the Driver. That is the speed back in the DOS days.
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13 Jul 2014   #25
Phone Man

Windows 8.1 Pro w/Media Center 64bit, Windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

Glad you got it going.

Jim
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13 Jul 2014   #26
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
No Dice means No Luck.
Just for closure on this thread (since I'm sure running the downloaded correct VIA driver will bring your 4-port USB 3.0 PCIe card to life properly), what I was looking for was a more definitive description of what "no dice" or "no luck" means. Like an error message or something, telling us that the driver installer from the \NEC 3.0 folder couldn't find the hardware it was looking for or something. This would have tipped us off early on that this was NOT a Renesas-based chipset on the card, but something else.

Eventually, when you provided the requested Hardware ID screenshot, we were able to determine that it was a VIA VL805 chip, and then were able to find the correct driver from the VIA support site. But if we knew early on that it was NOT a Renesas chip, that probably would have saved a little time during this thread's back and forth.


Anyway, what I was looking for from you was something more informative than "no luck", like the following screenshot, which is what I myself got when running the downloaded VIA driver installer on my own machine... where there is no such card currently installed:




So, please keep us up-to-date after you run that downloaded VIA driver installer file.

I'm quite certain it will work perfectly, and you'll have your 4-port USB 3.0 controller installed properly in Device Manager, and fully operational to connect USB 3.0 devices to.

Please let us know what happens.
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13 Jul 2014   #27
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Guess we overlapped in our last posts. Looks like that VIA driver WAS your solution.

Glad I didn't give up trying to get the Hardware ID from you, as it was "the GIANT clue" of course.

Thanks.
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13 Jul 2014   #28
dsperber

Windows 7 Pro x64 (1), Win7 Pro X64 (2)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Thanks very much Jim. Your instructions got the Driver installed. Thanks so much.
Ehh...

Were there SEVERAL forum members working hard COLLECTIVELY to try and help solve your problem, who possibly also deserved some thanks?

I think so.
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13 Jul 2014   #29
bigmck

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-Bit - Build 7600 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dsperber View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by bigmck View Post
Thanks very much Jim. Your instructions got the Driver installed. Thanks so much.
Ehh...

Were there SEVERAL forum members working hard COLLECTIVELY to try and help solve your problem, who possibly also deserved some thanks?

I think so.
Jim was the one that gave me the instructions to get it going. I thanked him. Thanks everyone for your efforts in helping me.
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17 Jul 2014   #30
robin2204

WIN7
 
 

Many thanks for the solution. Very helpful.
Just bought a USB 3 card online and been having similar problems. The enclosed drivers discs has 4 folders NEC, Renesas, Via and another I don't recall off the top of my head. No manual with it. And the VIA install file is corrupt, just to add to the frustration.
Now downloading the file from Via, very slowly........
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