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undetected usb devices

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While running on Windows98SE

The other day I installed a sound card...Creative SB live...and disabled my old sound card in the BIOS.Shortly after turning my computer back on, I tried to upload pictures from my media card in the reader on my printer and it did not detect the card.I then tried to print a few letters just to test the printer and it said there was no connection. Suddenly my computer was not recognizing my printer anymore. I also noticed that my cd burner was not being recognized. I asked some people on the GeeksToGo chat about this and they directed me to the IRQ conflicts section in my computer and we found that I had conflicting IRQ with the sound card and usb. They were unable to direct me on what else to do so I removed the card and re-enabled my old sound card, thinking that my usb would be up and running again.
My CD burner went back to normal and was detected again, as was my modem usb (My modem is also connected by ethernet...so whether the usb was recognized or not did not effect me.) However, my printer was still not being picked up. I have tried different cords, ports, re-installing drivers, and everything in between, but I just can't get my computer to detect my printer. While my printer will not connect, the usb cord to my modem are detected fine as is the usb cord to my external cd burner. :tazz:

While running on WindowsXP Pro

Last night I did a clean install of WindowsXP Pro. WindowsXP has detected both my cd burner and my modem usb just as my computer had before but it still will not recognize my printer. I have tried all the things as before and putting the printer into the same port as my modem to see if it was just the port, but it still doesn't work. When I put the usb cord from my printer into the computer, either nothing happens or it says there was a malfunction and it cant recognize it.
Because I cannot use my media card reader on my printer at the moment, I decided to try and use the usb cord directly connected to my camera to upload pictures. I installed the software and followed the directions but the usb directly connected to my camera is also being rejected. I have tried different ports and plugging in and out and I am having no luck , just like my printer.

All of this is very confusing because it is inconsistent and the usb seems to be only be detecting my cd burner and modem but not my printer or the cord to my digital camera.

Does anyone have any idea what my problem might be and if so, what can i do???


-Haley :)

Edited by Shakes515, 12 March 2006 - 02:24 PM.

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