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Windows 7: How can I get my usb drivers working?

04 Jun 2011   #21
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What is your motherboard brand and model?
If you can find a 32 bit PCI card it will most likely work for you. The PCI and USB busses are powered separately.
Here's some diagrams.
How can I get my usb drivers working?-slots.png




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04 Jun 2011   #22
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you have a serial port you can get adaptors for USB and PS2 Mice and keyboards and because it is going over the serial port your USB problem will not affect it.
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04 Jun 2011   #23
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasv2 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by theog View Post
If you have a PS2 port, try a PS2 keyboard.
I just bought a pci to ps/2 card but it doesn't fit the slot! Even though the system came with 64 bit Win 7 installed, the motherboard pci slot only allows for a 32 bit card. The only other cards I can find online that would fit have usb ports on them in addition to the ps/2 ports which makes me think they won't work either...
Is this what you bought?
PCI USB + PS2 CONTROLLER CARD - 2 Port USB 2.0 & 2 Port: Amazon.co.uk: Electronics
http://www.bestofferbuy.com/USB-2.0-...campaign=gbase

Those will fit any desktop MOBO.
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04 Jun 2011   #24
jasv2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

@Britton I can't seem to quickly find a model number for the board. It seems to just be a Dell built board for a Studio XPS 9000. Here's a picture of it and a list of what's on it.

http://t1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:A...0EqafsYFn0IQrN

Documentation


@Pooch no I do not have a serial port. I went through all the old computers at my parents house and found a serial port on an old 486 machine but it was too old. My PC had not connections for it.


@theog those cards won't work. The ridges have 2 notches at the bottom. I need one with only one notch because my available slot only has one notch. Britton's diagram uptop shows it nicely.
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04 Jun 2011   #25
jasv2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

SYBA SY-PEX-4S PCI-Express 4 Port Serial Card

Would this serial card work? It seems to fit in a pci express slot but there seems to be an extra blank tab in the way
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04 Jun 2011   #26
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It will fit in the little white ports that you have on your MB (PCIe) if you have the adaptor for PS2 then yes it should work, but I can't guarantee it
A PCIe card for USB might also work, if you were to go for a USB3 variant it would also be useful afterwards and perhaps the better buy, but again I cannot guarantee it would work given your present problem.
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04 Jun 2011   #27
jasv2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Yea, I have one adapter. I guess I will give it a try and order it. On one hand I just want to reinstall Windows, but I can't stand a problem that can't be solved.
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04 Jun 2011   #28
pooch

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jasv2 View Post
Yea, I have one adapter. I guess I will give it a try and order it. On one hand I just want to reinstall Windows, but I can't stand a problem that can't be solved.
It is a good idea to find a solution in case the problem happens again, that said you can also make an image backup when it is working again.

Did you see I added more to my last post?
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04 Jun 2011   #29
jasv2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Ah, yes a usb 3 variant would be good choice whether I fix the problem or not.
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04 Jun 2011   #30
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Thanks jasv2, the documentation link showed no pics for me, but the text did show you do have the PCI slot. Odd thing, my PCI slots have space for a one-groove card and all the cards I searched for have 2 grooves.
Your good news is you have multiple PCIe-X1 slots to use as well.
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