Vista, NVIDIA, Ram, and Brain (Compatability) updated! code 10 in xp
I hate vista...
Well, a bunch of my parts are coming in, and I'm getting to the point where I would really benefit from having the outputs working, which would mean I have to get my brain working. And being that so far I have been the only one to have these problems on a persistant basis, I figured it's time to either pull my xp puter out of my truck, put together another xp computer, or finger out what is wrong with my two vista machines. Other than running on Operating System software that should have never made it past beta testing, nothing has been too terribly wrong with my HP's.
I preferred to start with the last choice. I did a bunch of re-google-search, and found the following sites regarding the issue
CompatDB.org » Forums » Windows NT4/2000/XP/2003/Vista » Hardware » USB Device Not Recognized (Malfunction)
Windows Vista Community-Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller (Code 12) in Hardware & Devices
USB Device Malfunctioned / Not Recognizedt
Planet AMD64-USB Hub not working in vista
ntcompatible-Desperately need help ---> USB Devices Not Recognized!
Update for Windows Vista (KB941600) -USB Core components
Update for Windows Vista (KB925528)
Why doesn't my computer recognize my USB cord when I plug it in?
Extra RAM causes USB hub to fail
Stop errors occur on a Windows-based computer that has 2GB or more of RAM and is using an NVIDIA nForce USB controller
Some of these sites report on similar issues to the ones I'm having, some are xp but there's a substantial amount of vista ones. A lot of people report that all of a sudden, a device malfunctions, and afterwards, all devices malfunction (not happening for me).
Many of the reporters are using similar HP's running AMD turion64's like me.
I've tried suggestions like, removing hidden drivers, 'restacking the drivers', etc. but nothing seemed to work. The two microsoft updates on similar issues, when downloaded and installed, pop up a dialog saying they don't apply to my computer.
And still, no luck. So, as I was just about to go and (finally) put a new PCI usb2.0 card in my PC, I thought, "hmmm, 2 ram chips... Ok, why not..." So I removed one (512M...oh well, worth the try...) But I continued on, thinking,"maybe it is an IRQ problem"... Rebooted (it took FOREVER on 512M) and a new hardware wizard popped up:"Windows needs to install driver software for -NVIDIA GeForce 6150LE" So I let it, and checked out my device manager...
I hate vista.
I have 2Meg Ram in my laptop, and haven't tried it as of yet, but I'm thinking I'll have similar 'success'.