I'm really in a bind here. I was installing a new USB printer (Epson) and for whatever reason Windows could not see the printer. After a couple of install tries, something has gone nuts and now I have some really funky USB issues. As I write this I am amazed my keyboard is working because it's wireless and the receiver is..USB. But my wireless mouse doesn't work at all. I've tried to plug in a USB mouse and no ports seem to work - or at least the devices (mouse and hub) are not being recognized, and if they are Windows can't seem to find the drivers (hub). I'm beginning to think I have some sort of USB conflict because I couldn't install my son's Ipod on this machine either - it just wouldn't install the drivers properly. And I had a horrible time with that, and now the printer is shaping up to be another big problem.
I'm sorry I'm probably not being very clear, but I'm a wit's-end and with no mouse poking around to troubleshoot has been difficult at best. I did manage to choose a system restore point from yesterday but this hasn't fixed this USB problem.
I'm running XP sp2 on a Dell Dimension 8300, 1.5gb ram
I have connected via USB a hub, which has a card reader attached. The wireless receiver is plugged into a USB port on the computer. The receiver is lit (and hence the keyboard works) but the mouse does not. I tried to reset that in the mouse options to the proper mouse to no avail.
Other than that I have a Digidesign MBox (which is being reconized, oddly enough).
I have also installed (for years with no problems) a firewire card that also has a couple of USB ports on them.
So, the crux of it is that I can't seem to get the mouse to work, the hub, nor the printer.
Thanks in advance,