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    supposidly over a certain length an active extension is required, I have forgotten the details and how it works I'm afraid but this is supposed to be all you need.


    Quote Originally Posted by LESLIEx317537
    What's a active extension cable?

    I used a 2.0 extension cable in my car. It was like 10 feet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by slarty
    I will try this

    Many thanks
    Well let me report that I was 0 for 4 the next day with this change. I still have to do the unplug/plug thing. I came accross this article about Windows XP:
    http://support.microsoft.com/default...b;en-us;810090
    SYMPTOMS
    You may experience one or more of the following symptoms on your Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Microsoft Windows 2000 Service Pack 3 (SP3)-based computer:
    Universal Serial Bus (USB) devices are not detected when you restart the computer.
    USB devices are not detected after you resume the computer from hibernation or standby.
    The computer uses 100 percent of the CPU time when you move the USB mouse.
    The computer stops responding (hangs) when you resume the computer from standby when a USB mouse is connected.
    The computer takes a long time to start or resume when a USB device is connected.
    A yellow exclamation point with a Code 28 or Code 31 is displayed on a USB device in Device Manager.
    USB 2.0 Hi-Speed devices are detected as Full-Speed (USB 1.1) devices when your computer resumes from hibernation even though they are plugged in to a USB 2.0-capable port.

    No link is provided to download the fix. I called and talked to MS customer services and because I have an OEM license they won't provide me with the fix. The article recommends waiting for XP SP2 so I'm going to try and find the beta on edonkey. I can't believe I wasted money buying a license and get treated this way by Microsoft-what a joke.

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    I have the same problem with my Linksys Wireless G USB device not being recognized unless I unplug it, and plug it back in.

    I heard Windows XP SP2 is supposed to fix this, still need to try the beta. Linksys hasn't released any new drivers for the device.

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    I have the same problem with the touch screen, i use 1x 5 m extension to a 4port usb hub (unpowered). Every now and then when i boot up, i have to unplug the touchscreen one and plug back in. It's bizzare but not a serious prob. It's good to see someone else has this prob and im not crazy!

    usb hub runs:
    - touchscreen
    - external usb dvd drive
    - gps thing
    - playstation controller convertor

    the dvd and touchscreen get their own power, power isnt' an issue. I can transfer files from DVD drive pretty fast. Haven't timed it but has no problem playing dvd movies.

    im running windows 98 SE btw

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    Interesting on the MS front I was waiting for SP2 to see if that would resolve the issue. Temporarily I have just gone back to not using an extension cable.

    As you say nice to see that were not loosing it

    Quote Originally Posted by MerlinDaHapyPig
    I have the same problem with the touch screen, i use 1x 5 m extension to a 4port usb hub (unpowered). Every now and then when i boot up, i have to unplug the touchscreen one and plug back in. It's bizzare but not a serious prob. It's good to see someone else has this prob and im not crazy!

    usb hub runs:
    - touchscreen
    - external usb dvd drive
    - gps thing
    - playstation controller convertor

    the dvd and touchscreen get their own power, power isnt' an issue. I can transfer files from DVD drive pretty fast. Haven't timed it but has no problem playing dvd movies.

    im running windows 98 SE btw
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    Now this is happening to my powered hub in back ever since I put the Audigy 2NX and the Linksys G WiFi on it.

    Argh!
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    I'm not even going to read the rest of this topic... It sounds to me like you people need to upgrade the drivers on your USB. I had the same problem for a while and thought it was board level (which was some what true). What you need to do is update your firmware on the board. If you do, the USB should work a lot better. In most cases, the USB root hub resets. It's a common misconception that the cable is bad (but not always wrong). Sometimes it can be the cable, but if you're getting signal and then it just stops, then it's probably board level or the cable might be kinked, stretched, or bent too hard.

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    So its probably the driver, firmware or the board but might not be, or it could be the cable... thanks
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    I tried Windows XP SP2 beta on the weekend and it fixed the problem with my Linksys 802.11g USB device needing to be unplugged, and reconnected to be recognized.

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    Windows XP SP2.

    Nice, I can't wait. Whens XP SP89 coming out?
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