Cowboy Ars Praefectus Tribus: USB mice and keyboards work fine though. SYS that the reg key should have pointed to. Strange thing was I couldnt even find the appropriate key! Nov 28, Posts: Wed Sep 10, 5:

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Wed Sep 10, 5: The external hard disk was at least recognized as a Buffalo thing-a-magig, but failed to work.

USB woes on a Latitude D830

Jul 7, Posts: What do you know, it worked! Rebooted, tried again with the dell driver package, no luck, just lots of yellow question marks for unknown devices. Gonna try a repair install and see if we can get lucky. Strange thing was I couldnt even find the appropriate key! 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.

USB woes on a Latitude D 3 posts. Now the support guy and I decided to try to strip off SP3 and altitude SP2 in hopes that the updated USB support will overwrite whatever is hosed with the current install.

For some reason, unknown to me, a Dell Latitude D that belongs to a contractor working in our building has decided that all USB storage devices are verboten! Ars Legatus Legionis et Subscriptor. Trying to run through the list of microsoft updates. I tried copying the driver from a known good working machine and manually creating the keys but to no avail.


Nov 28, Posts: After chatting with the users support reps and trying a little dead chicken waving with drivers from the Dell website, we llatitude uninstall all the USB controllers in the Device Manager, reboot the machine, and let windows redetect and reinstall all the appropriate drivers.

USB mice and keyboards work fine though. Thu Sep 11, 3: This is not a good day in USB land and my voodoo chanting is failing me.

Austin, TX Registered: But now I’m beginning to worry that the problem runs deeper and that a full format and reinstall would be more appropriate. Cowboy Ars Praefectus Tribus: On reboot, the new hardware found wizard popped up but failed to find drivers.

SYS that the reg key should have pointed to.

But now they are powerless to help us understand what is going on. Still stuck with lots of yellow question marks, reapplying the chipset drivers also didnt work. 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.

Thu Sep 11, So this is probably not a hardware problem. Thus, with admin access I dug through the registry to see if the usb flash storage driver had been disabled by a prior group policy. It devic 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.


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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 him total admin access to the machine so he could bypass their asinine windows firewall config settings.

I just cant believe his own IT guys didn’t overnight him a replacement laptop as soon as the first one started having problems. I gave up on the reinstall and told the guy to get on a plane and take it back to his IT guys. Flash drives, USB external hard drives, and confusingly FireWire based external hard disks fail to install when connected to the machine.

We are tied to a state education agency and he comes from the federal gov so us installing our.