After chatting with the users support reps and trying a little dead chicken waving with drivers from the Dell website, we decided uninstall all the USB controllers in the Device Manager, reboot the machine, and let windows redetect and reinstall all the appropriate drivers. We are tied to a state education agency and he comes from the federal gov so us installing our. Now the support guy and I decided to try to strip off SP3 and reapply SP2 in hopes that the updated USB support will overwrite whatever is hosed with the current install. Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor. I just cant believe his own IT guys didn’t overnight him a replacement laptop as soon as the first one started having problems.
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When we go to customers sites for this kind of high profile work, there is at least one fully capable backup machine on hand and another back home ready to ship out if things really start hitting the fan. Jul 7, Sub Strange thing was I couldnt even find the appropriate key!
This is not a good day in USB land and my voodoo chanting is failing me. Wed Sep 10, 5: USB woes on a Latitude D 3 posts. I reapplied the dell chipset driver package and it got all the USB host controllers but latifude of the root hubs or the generic root hub.
This is a laptop that we have already had several dead chicken waving sessions over in trying to get it on our wireless network, which resulted in his IT staff removing it from their domain control and giving hsb total admin access to the machine so he could bypass their asinine windows firewall config settings.
Nov 28, Posts: But the contractor is billing out in the range of thousands of dollars per day, so being down for a reinstall of windows along with all of his support applications, of which we have limited access to the installation media, is not an attractive prospect.
Rebooted, tried again with the dell driver package, no drvice, just lots of yellow question marks for unknown devices. So this is probably not a hardware problem. For some reason, unknown to me, a Dell Latihude D that belongs to a contractor working in our building has decided that all USB storage devices are verboten! Thus, with admin access I dug through the registry to see if the del, flash storage driver had been disabled by a prior group policy.
Cowboy Ars Praefectus Tribus: We are tied to a state education agency and he comes from the federal gov so us installing our.
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But now I’m beginning to worry that the problem runs deeper and that a full format and reinstall would be more appropriate. I just cant believe his own Uab guys didn’t overnight him a replacement laptop as soon as the first one started having ddell.
Thu Sep 11, After chatting with the users support reps and trying a little dead chicken waving with drivers from the Dell website, we decided uninstall all the USB controllers in the Device Manager, reboot the machine, and let windows redetect and reinstall all the appropriate drivers. Now the support guy and I decided to try to strip off SP3 and reapply SP2 in hopes that the updated USB support will overwrite whatever is hosed with the current install. Trying to run through the list of microsoft updates.
The external hard disk was at ddvice recognized as a Buffalo thing-a-magig, but failed to work. I tried copying the driver from a lafitude good working machine and manually creating the keys but to no avail. SYS that the reg key should have pointed to.
Austin, TX Registered: Thu Sep 11, 3: Still stuck with lots of yellow question marks, reapplying the chipset drivers also didnt work. It wasn’t worth fooling with, not to mention we have zero access to any of the software install media he needs to get back up and running. I gave up on the reinstall and told the guy to get latitdue a plane and take it back to his IT guys.
Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor. Gonna try a repair install and see if we can get lucky. But now they are powerless to help us understand what is going on.
USB woes on a Latitude D830
USB mice and keyboards work fine though. Flash drives, USB external hard drives, and v830 FireWire based external hard disks fail to install when connected to the machine.
On reboot, the new hardware found wizard popped up but failed to find drivers.