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    How finicky are your USB devices?

    Every 10 boots/resumes I'll lose my all my USB devices. No power, no response or anything.

    Usually takes a few reboots to get them back too. I blame it on Gremlins, but does everyone else get the same type of USB love that I get?
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    No problems here... I have an Earthmate GPS puck, WinTV tuner box, and 3Com HomeConnect camera all connected to a RadioShack USB hub with no issues. (WinXP w/ SP2 on a Panasonic Toughbook 18)

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    Never had any problems... got a USB soundcard, USB touchscreens, USB RF remote & USB eBay GPS, USB 2.5" HDD enclosure (& 3 hubs).

    I just hate having to reinstall the USB-to-COM driver any time I unplug the GPS.

    Oh yeah, I only support USB1.1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VanMan69
    I just hate having to reinstall the USB-to-COM driver any time I unplug the GPS.
    That shouldn't happen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by judoGTI
    Every 10 boots/resumes I'll lose my all my USB devices. No power, no response or anything.

    Usually takes a few reboots to get them back too. I blame it on Gremlins, but does everyone else get the same type of USB love that I get?
    I get this problem also. It is due to my USB (powered) hub i think. To solve the problem, I unplug the power and root usb cable from the hub and then plug it back in. Then the USB devices reload. I'm going to buy another hub soon and we'll see if that fixes it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MoFo
    I get this problem also. It is due to my USB (powered) hub i think. To solve the problem, I unplug the power and root usb cable from the hub and then plug it back in. Then the USB devices reload. I'm going to buy another hub soon and we'll see if that fixes it...
    Hmm interesting. What kind of hub is it? Mine is powered, where I have 2 plugs into the board that lead into the HUB, 1 plug for the USB connection, and the other to provide power to it. Is this similiar to yours?

    I guess I could start using the on-board USB connections too, but that means I have to open my case and tool around with it... ugggg.
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    Every time my computer hibernates, my damn USB wireless adapter stops working and has to be unplugged and plugged back in, or the whole pc has to reboot, either will fix the prob. ****es me off though. Why the hell can't stuff just work?
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    my powered hub seems to disappear every few 'boots one in ten or so

    then I lose my griffin, keyboard, obd11 interface and usb/ide dvd drive

    I cant track it down, but it seems to be power related, unplug replug power sorts it out and there are no loose connections
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    Quote Originally Posted by judoGTI
    Hmm interesting. What kind of hub is it? Mine is powered, where I have 2 plugs into the board that lead into the HUB, 1 plug for the USB connection, and the other to provide power to it. Is this similiar to yours?

    I guess I could start using the on-board USB connections too, but that means I have to open my case and tool around with it... ugggg.
    My hub is a 4-port by cyberpower. It is powered using the same AC adapter that it came with that runs to a inverter outlet in the trunk. I think it may have began to malfunction because of excessive heat from direct sunlight (it sits on rear deck).
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    Windows SP2 fixes some USB problems.

    My usb wifi adapter had to be unplugged/plugged in every time I boot to get it to detect.

    After SP2 no more problems.

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