Quote: Originally Posted by thoob
Here's my problem.
I built my own system. Everything works great except for the USB.
Mouse and keyboard work flawlessly. I can connect up to 2 devices in addition to the mouse and keyboard. If I connect a 3rd device, I get a message saying the USB device isn't recognized and that it has malfunctioned. It doesn't matter which device either so I know it's not a hardware malfunction. The device manager shows it as an unknown device.
I've tried re-installing the USB drivers
. Updated the BIOS. Cleared the CMOS. Nothing seems to help.
Any assistance with the problem would be greatly appreciated.
Hello thoob, Welcome to the forum,
Try this out; General USB problems After a USB device is installed and then removed Windows hides the driver this first part makes all hidden drivers visible.
Remove all USB devices
Click on start orb, Type Advanced System settings in the search box and click to go there.
Click on Advanced tab, Click on Enviroment Variables.
Under the window System variables click on New.
Type " devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices" (without the ") as the variable name and type 1 as the value.
Click ok 3 times to close the windows
Click on start orb, Type Device Manager in the search box and click to go there.
Click on View, Click on Show hidden devices.
Now you can uninstall all old and unknown USB
devices. The infcache.1 file is used to store information about USB drivers, the information in this file may have become corrupted or may cause windows to load the wrong driver or cause a driver not found message to be generated. Deleting this file will force windows to generate a new infcache.1 file
Right click on the start orb and select Windows Explorer,
Select Computer in the address bar and search for infcache.1
Right click on the file infcache.1 (if you have more instances of Windows installed only do this for infcache.1 C:\Windows\System32\Driver Store)
Click on properties, Click on security tab, Click on Edit, Click on Add
Type Administrators In the window with the blinking cursor, Click OK
Place a tick in the box under allow to the right of Full Control, Click Apply, Yes and OK
Delete the infcache.1 file
Connect a USB device, but not the one you were having trouble with
to make a new infcache .1
New Start the PC and try your device again.