03-25-2009 11:00 AM
03-25-2009 05:11 PM
OK I have an idea what might be going on here. Let's try this:
1. Unplug the Brother MFC-8660DN USB cable.
2. Download and install the Windows XP driver package for the MFC-8660DN from the Brother web site.
3. Plug the USB cable back in.
Windows XP includes drivers for nearly all USB storage devices, so they usually work without any additional drivers.
Windows XP cannot find drivers for the printers you list because it has none. Before plugging into USB, you have to install them from the manufacturer's web site downloads or from the CDs which came with them.
I confess I am a bit puzzled as to why XP doesn't find drivers for the USB hub - is it a fancy model? I would also have expected Windows XP to have some basic drivers for the mouse and keyboard, but usually there are manufacturer drivers which give access to more advanced features.
Hope this helps get you a step in the right direction!
03-25-2009 09:45 PM
I should have been more clear: I have in all cases downloaded the appropriate drivers for the hardware. When I said in my previous post that I indicate to the installation wizard the folder with the drivers, this is what I was referring to.
I too am particularly confounded by the USB hub issue, when this error appeared I realized that there is a deeper problem in my USB configuration.
03-25-2009 10:18 PM
OK well now we're reaching... this seems to be a more fundamental problem with your OS installation and USB. Anyone with any more ideas please chime in.
Googling around I find two suggestions to try: Re-install the chipset drivers, and/or run an OS repair from an XP install disk.
03-25-2009 10:44 PM
Googling around myself, I find the same suggestion to reinstall the chipset drivers. Going to the Intel website, I can locate this:
"The INF files inform the operating system how to properly configure the chipset for specific functionality, such as AGP, USB, Core PCI, and ISAPNP services."
Seem promising. I download and install, no with no results. My search continues...
03-26-2009 04:22 AM
Continuing to sift through postings online, I find this recommendation to uninstall and reinstall the USB controllers:
The result is the same, with the happy exception that now when I reboot my computer the USB hub in my IBM docking station (Ultrabase?) needs to be reinstalled. Normally this would happen immediately and automatically, but now the hardware installation wizard reports that it cannot find a driver for "USB Device." This makes me happy.
Anyone more observations or ideas out there?
02-09-2011 09:18 PM
I have the exact same problem to the letter to the very last exact detail. Did anyone ever fined a way to fix this issue. I been googleing as well as trying a number of different things including what he already tried (the guy who had this issue). If anyone knows how to deal with this please let me know. I much rather do this myself then take my pc to bestbuy and get ripped off as they create some extra issues to correct. Thanks Mike