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#31
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Thanks rockmilk for your help, I appreciate everyone helping me!!!

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You said you used Windows Repair, what exactly do you mean by that? Did you do a Repair Install?

If so then I'm out of ideas. At this point all I can suggest is to backup your data and do a Clean Install which means formatting the hard drive. That will wipe everything so definitely make sure your data is backed up.

If this is a hardware problem then a Clean Install won't help but I don't have anything else to offer.

I'll see if any of the other techs here have any ideas.
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When the Sandisk Cruzer shows in device manager as unrecognised device - right click BOTH entries and click uninstall for each
Then click the Action tab and click Scan for Hardware changes.

Does it now show please.
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Hello there CompCav,

I'm just going to throw a long shot out here.
It might be that there are some filters set in the Registry that are preventing the USB installation.

The steps that I am about to suggest involve modifying the registry. Modifying the registry can be dangerous so we will make a backup of the registry first.
Modification of the registry can be EXTREMELY dangerous if you do not know exactly what you are doing so follow the steps that are listed below EXACTLY. if you cannot preform some of these steps or if you have ANY questions please ask BEFORE proceeding.

Backing Up Your Registry
  • Go Here and download ERUNT
    (ERUNT (Emergency Recovery Utility NT) is a free program that allows you to keep a complete backup of your registry and restore it when needed.)
  • Install ERUNT by following the prompts
    (use the default install settings but say no to the portion that asks you to add ERUNT to the start-up folder, if you like you can enable this option later)
  • Start ERUNT
    (either by double clicking on the desktop icon or choosing to start the program at the end of the setup)
  • Choose a location for the backup
    (the default location is C:\WINDOWS\ERDNT which is acceptable).
  • Make sure that at least the first two check boxes are ticked
  • Press OK
  • Press YES to create the folder.
Registry Modifications

  • (For Windows XP Users)
  • Click Start then Run
    (For Windows Vista and Windows 7 Users)
  • Click Start and select the white box.
    (And from here for all users.)
  • Type regedit and hit Enter
  • In the left pane, expand (Click on the [+]) HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
  • then SYSTEM
  • then CurrentControlSet
  • then Control
  • then Class
  • and click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}
  • Right click on {4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318} and choose Export.
  • Name this file "filters" and save it to your desktop. (Note: This file can be deleted when it is determined it is no longer needed.)
  • In the right pane, if either UpperFilters or LowerFilters are present, right click on it and choose Delete...accept the deletion. Delete both if they are both present.
  • Close Registry Editor and Reboot.


Let me know if those filters were set or not. :thumbsup:

Regards,
Olrik
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@Ztrucker:

You said you used Windows Repair, what exactly do you mean by that? Did you do a Repair Install?

This is a tool called Windows Repair found here. I did not do a repair install or anything with my XP Pro disk.

make sure your data is backed up.

I have backed everything up.

I apologize for not being clear.

@Macboatmaster:
It clears then I scan for hardware changes and it comes back the same, wanting to install new hardware and the yellow ? for other devices and under it Cruzer.


@Artellos:
I will post on yours once it is completed in the next few minutes.



I apologize for not responding sooner. I had family obligations and just got home a few minutes ago.


Thanks,

CompCav
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@Artellos:
I will post on yours once it is completed in the next few minutes.

I apologize for not responding sooner. I had family obligations and just got home a few minutes ago.

Thanks,
CompCav


Family obligations > Everything, In my honest opinion :thumbsup:

I will be eagerly waiting your response, though it is quite a long shot!

Regards,
Olrik
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Hi Artellos,

Here is my export:


Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}]
"Class"="CDROM"
@="DVD/CD-ROM drives"
"EnumPropPages32"="MmSys.Cpl,MediaPropPageProvider"
"Installer32"="storprop.dll,DvdClassInstaller"
"SilentInstall"="1"
"NoInstallClass"="1"
"TroubleShooter-0"="hcp://help/tshoot/tsdrive.htm"
"Icon"="-51"
"LowerFilters"=hex(7):41,00,46,00,53,00,32,00,4b,00,00,00,43,00,44,00,52,00,34,\
  00,5f,00,58,00,50,00,00,00,00,00
"UpperFilters"=hex(7):70,00,77,00,64,00,5f,00,32,00,6b,00,00,00,43,00,64,00,72,\
  00,61,00,6c,00,77,00,32,00,6b,00,00,00,47,00,45,00,41,00,52,00,41,00,73,00,\
  70,00,69,00,57,00,44,00,4d,00,00,00,00,00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000]
"EnumPropPages32"="storprop.dll,DvdPropPageProvider"
"InfPath"="cdrom.inf"
"InfSection"="cdrom_install"
"ProviderName"="Microsoft"
"DriverDateData"=hex:00,80,62,c5,c0,01,c1,01
"DriverDate"="7-1-2001"
"DriverVersion"="5.1.2535.0"
"MatchingDeviceId"="gencdrom"
"DriverDesc"="CD-ROM Drive"

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0000\DigitalAudio]
"RegistryVersion"=dword:00000001
"NumberOfBuffers"=dword:00000008
"SectorsPerRead"=dword:00000010
"SectorsPerReadMask"=dword:ffffffff
"CDDASupported"=dword:00000001
"CDDAAccurate"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class\{4D36E965-E325-11CE-BFC1-08002BE10318}\0001]
"EnumPropPages32"="storprop.dll,DvdPropPageProvider"
"InfPath"="cdrom.inf"
"InfSection"="cdrom_install"
"ProviderName"="Microsoft"
"DriverDateData"=hex:00,80,62,c5,c0,01,c1,01
"DriverDate"="7-1-2001"
"DriverVersion"="5.1.2535.0"
"MatchingDeviceId"="gencdrom"
"DriverDesc"="CD-ROM Drive"


The word answer is :

LowerFilters AFS2K CDR4_XP

UpperFilters pwd_2k Cdralw2k GEARAspiWDM


I will delete them now that they are saved and reboot.

Thanks,

CompCav
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I was under the impression that you did a repair install. :) Please try the following.

Open Command prompt and type the following easier to just copy and paste.
secedit /configure /cfg %windir%\repair\secsetup.inf /db secsetup.sdb /verbose

Download and then install the Subinacl.exe (~370 KB) from Microsoft.
http://www.microsoft...&displaylang=en


open note pad and copy and paste the info below into notepad then name it regfix.bat save it to your desktop run it and reboot.


cd /d "%ProgramFiles%\Windows Resource Kits\Tools"
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CURRENT_USER /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subkeyreg HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f
subinacl /subdirectories %SystemDrive%\ /grant=administrators=f /grant=system=f


Here is the source of this info.
http://carrona.org/resetreg.html

Also please set your services back to default.Here is the link you need to set all services back to default.
http://www.blackvipe...inXP/sc_bat.htm

EDIT:Reason for edit typo

Edited by rockmilk, 08 March 2012 - 09:43 PM.

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Artellos,

It did not make a difference.

Thanks for the idea though, I will try anything you all come up with.

Just to recap.

  • I have uninstalled everything under Universal Serial Bus Controllers and that made it so no drives, old or new, would work.
  • I restored the registry with ERDNT and got back all the old ones but the new ones still did not work.
  • I uninstalled only the greyed out ones and rebooted, settled, and it did not change.
  • I have installed 16 driver updates with DriverMax with no change.
  • I have uninstalled then scanned for new hardware. Result is same.
  • I have deleted upper and lower filters and no change.

This only happens in Windows, if I boot xPUD, PuppyLinux, or Ubuntu from a CD or USB flash drive they work and are recognized. I even did a boot USB after all of this with one of the new drives and it worked with XPUD and another new drive worked with Ubuntu.

So I do not believe it is a hardware issue. But I am not the expert.


Any other ideas?

Thanks to all of you and on this one in particular to you Artellos!

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Post #38 try it and see how that goes. :)
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rockmilk,

I tried it running both batch files and rebooted inbetween the first for permissions and the second for resetting services to default for XP Pro. Still now change. There must be some registry item that calls USB Mass Storage that it cannot see, since the files are updated and sigverif had nothing but two files to report that were tm something files.


Thanks,

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So I do not believe it is a hardware issue. But I am not the expert.

You're right about that part.

Thanks to all of you and on this one in particular to you Artellos!

Thanks.. Though I've only given one suggestion so far ;)


I'm off to bed for now.. I'm going to give this another look-through tomorrow.

Regards,
Olrik
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Do you have your xp disk?Perhaps a repair install is in order here. :)
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@Artellos

I look forward to hearing from you tomorrow sleep well!

Thanks,

CompCav


@rockmilk:

Do you have your xp disk?


It might be but I want to try and fix it first. I do not like not understanding what caused this and how to correct it alone. But once everyone gives up on me I will do that if I have to.
Thanks I appreciate the help and suggestions,

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It might be but I want to try and fix it first. I do not like not understanding what caused this and how to correct it alone. But once everyone gives up on me I will do that if I have to.

I truly understand your desire to know the root cause, but it can be difficult. Often not worth the time spent. Were there any changes made, updates installed prior to this happening? Did you try a system restore date prior to the error?

A Windows repair on XP works exceptionally well. Really the only inconvenience is re-installing Windows updates. I wish it worked half as well on Windows Vista and 7. It does appear Windows 8 will again have a good repair utility.
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