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I have recently been experiencing sporadic functionality with my USB ports. For example, not recognizing MP3 Player until after several resets and reboots, printer not recognized until after power on/off, and f:/drive having to be hard booted to be recognized. The only device that works consistently is mouse.

I researched the issue and went the path of updating the drivers, which I discovered were embedded in SP2. Well, here may be the real problem, my PC seems to have a big issue with Windows Updates. My history screen indicates unsuccessful updates dating back to late 2005! Is it possible I missed a USB driver update and that's what's spoiling the fun? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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Have you got any of the KB numbers for the ones which did not install
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Make/Model of pc?

If you cannot update through IE, attempt using AUTO updates by setting it to tell you when there are new updates.

The usb issue could or could not be related to windows updates (highly doubt its related) but motherboards do release bios updates, and in most cases the bios updates fix various memory/chipset problems.
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Have you got any of the KB numbers for the ones which did not install

Not sure what KB numbers references.


Make/Model of pc? - Gateway, XL/P43.0

If you cannot update through IE, attempt using AUTO updates by setting it to tell you when there are new updates. - Auto Updates did not work as well, in fact was set to auto when I realized they were failing, then tried manual updates.

The usb issue could or could not be related to windows updates (highly doubt its related) but motherboards do release bios updates, and in most cases the bios updates fix various memory/chipset problems. - I will look for a BIOS update for the Mobo and see if that makes a difference.
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Hotfixes usually have KB numbers

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us

If you click installation history, the failed ones should have KB 123456 etc
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Hotfixes usually have KB numbers

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us

If you click installation history, the failed ones should have KB 123456 etc

Thanks Keith - here they are:

KB892130, KB17334, KB916518, KB17149, KB905474
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Didn't see those here, they may be part of SP2, if you run updates, does it show them as necessary, or downloaded, ready for installation

This may help, it is the USB 1.1 - 2.0 update

http://download.micr...603-x86-ENU.exe

Essential
Windows XP Service Pack 2 (XP SP2)
DirectX 9.0c (August 2006 release)
Windows XP security update (August 2006) - KB917422
Windows XP security update (August 2006) - KB920214
Windows XP security update (August 2006) - KB920670
Windows XP security update (August 2006) - KB920683
Windows XP security update (August 2006) - KB921398
Windows XP security update (August 2006) - KB921883
Windows XP security update (August 2006) - KB922616
Windows XP security update (July 2006) - KB914388
Windows XP security update (July 2006) - KB917159
Windows XP security update (July 2006) - KB917537
Windows XP security update (June 2006) - KB911280
Windows XP security update (June 2006) - KB914389
Windows XP security update (June 2006) - KB917344
Windows XP security update (June 2006) - KB917953
Windows XP security update (June 2006) - KB918439
Media Player 10 Critical Security Update (June 2006)
Media Player 9 Critical Security Update (June 2006)
Windows XP security update (May 2006) - KB913580
Windows XP security update (April 2006) - KB908531
Windows XP security update (April 2006) - KB911562
Media Player 10 Critical Security Update (April 2006)
Media Player 9 Critical Security Update (April 2006)
March 2006: no updates - see note
Windows XP security update (February 2006) - KB911927
Windows XP security update (February 2006) - KB913446
Windows XP security update (January 2006) - KB912919
Windows XP security update (January 2006) - KB908519
Windows XP security update (December 2005) - KB904706
Windows XP security update (November 2005) - KB896424
Windows XP security update (October 2005) - KB901017
Windows XP security update (October 2005) - KB900725
Windows XP security update (October 2005) - KB899589
Windows XP security update (October 2005) - KB905414
Windows XP security update (October 2005) - KB902400
Windows XP security update (October 2005) - KB905749
Windows XP security update (August 2005) - KB893756
Windows XP security update (August 2005) - KB896423
Windows XP security update (August 2005) - KB899587
Windows XP security update (August 2005) - KB899588
Windows XP security update (August 2005) - KB899591
Windows XP security update (July 2005) - KB901214
Windows XP security update (June 2005) - KB896358
Windows XP security update (June 2005) - KB890046
Windows XP security update (June 2005) - KB893066
Windows XP security update (June 2005) - KB896422
Windows XP security update (June 2005) - KB896428
Windows XP security update (April 2005) - KB890859
Windows XP security update (April 2005) - KB892944
Windows XP security update (April 2005) - KB893086
Windows XP security update (Feb 2005) - KB888113
Windows XP security update (Feb 2005) - KB885250
Windows XP security update (Feb 2005) - KB873333
Windows XP security update (Feb 2005) - KB891781
Windows XP security update (Feb 2005) - KB890047
Windows XP security update (Feb 2005) - KB888302
Windows XP critical update (Jan 2005) - KB890175
Windows XP critical update (Dec 2004) - KB886185
Windows XP security update (Dec 2004) - KB885836
Windows XP security update (Dec 2004) - KB873339
Windows XP security update (Dec 2004) - KB885835
Windows XP security update (Oct 2004) - KB885523

Optional updates
Windows Defender (beta 2)
Microsoft Malicious Software Removal Tool 1.19
SyncToy 1.2
Windows Media Player Codec Package
Free virtual CD ROM for Windows XP 2.1
Windows XP (Home Edition) boot disk
Windows XP autorun repair wizard
Windows Installer 3.1
Windows Media Player 10
Windows Media Player 11 (beta)
Windows Media Player DVD Video Decoder Utility
Windows XP fix for STOP 0x0000007E error in aec.sys
Windows XP SP2 - Loopback patch KB884020
Windows XP SP2 - 1394 Firewire update KB885222
Windows XP USB 1.1 and 2.0 Update
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Unable to install any of the updates!! Thinking of a motherboard update and reinstall of windows - any thoughts?
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If you go to Microsoft Update, does it offer any updates, download but not install, give any error message
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Offers many but download fails - no error messages, just download failed. Mystery!
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