geforce 9500 GT and windows 7 problem, cant change resolution


hello
i have installed windows 7 ultimate 64 bit and i cant change the resolution
it stuck on color 16 bit and 800X600
i did the windows driver update..
didnt work
i uninstalled and redownload directly from the Nvidia website
still doesnt work

uninstalled windows 7 and re installed it in 32 bit
did all the above again and still the same problem

what can i do to fix it ?

thanks

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I have a Windows 7 machine and I have 2 video cards installed running 3 monitors. I am running 1 off a Geforce 8500 GT and 2 off a Geforce 6200. I get several video crashes a day, it does recover but everything freezes for about 15 seconds and then I get a little popup that say my system has recovered from a video crash. This same thing happened to me when I was running Vista on the same machine. I have tried different drivers and I still have the same problem. I have 191.07 now. I would like to trouble shoot this but I do not know where to begin. Anybody have any ideas?




Windows Vista Premium home edition with all updates installed, and wen i go to upgrade windows 7 it says, i need windows vista sp1 in order to upgrade, and i do! What is the problem!




Lexmark Printer Problems

I have a Lexmark Printer Optra E310. I am having problems getting it connected to my laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium.
I know it can use the driver Lexmark Printer Optra E312.

I downloaded the Lexmark Printer Driver Profile Management Tool. I do not know how configure this so it works. It has Lexmark Universal XL, Universal PS3, and Universal .

If someone can help. Please contact jenniferleighr@gmail.com

Thank you




Does anyone with Firefox browser and Windows 7 have a problem inserting pictures in emails? The only 2 ways I have figured out how is to use the link from photobucket or another such site, or attach a picture.Thanks.




Here is my other thread: IRC clients and Windows 7

Noone's helping.

From the absolute little amount of support from searching on the net about this problem, noone has a straight answer. I do not believe that every IRC server is down just so it can prevent me from using IRC. Highly unlikely. So, it is not that the servers are not online.

And it's not that my ports are not forwarded. I've tried ports I have and haven't forwarded, has not made a difference.

I have installed Microsoft Agents or whatever it is called, has not done a thing to fix the problem.

Even my ubuntu virtual machine cannot connect to irc. Wtf

I've had just about enough of it, so anyone who's willing to help just do it. Thanks

P.s Still doesn't work when ALL firewall/ antivirus facilities are turned off.

Code: ping irc.freenode.net and similar servers result in successful transmission. What the hell.




Radeon 4600 series with latest drivers and catalyst.

Since this is a fairly new card with drivers for Windows 7 I cannot get the HDMI to work or for that fact a connection to the HDTV using HDMI. When I connect the HDMI Windows 7 goes to a black screen. I was thinking maybe I have to disable Aero. Since I cannot get to the display settings I cannot get detect a 2d monitor or the HDTV. Since one cannot detect a 2d without plugging it in and Windows 7 crashing when plugging HDMI in just how is one suppose to set it up?

This really gets to me since Windows XP auto detected everything when I plugged in the HDMI cord from the card to the TV and now Windows 7 crashes. I am really getting tired of Microsoft and their partner vendors. I can see older hardware having problems but not recent developed hardware and even with Windows 7 drivers not working. This video card supports HDTV but I guess Windows 7 does not. The display settings show the HDTV settings but I cannot authorize them without plugging in the connection

Its really bad when I have to install Office 2007 under XP Mode and that's the latest edition of Office. Does MS think everyone is going to slipstream programs so the original is up to date so it installs to Windows 7 when they are still using Office 2007 as the office program for Windows? This is one program that should have installed off the original licensed disk and afterward updated to the current Office 2007.

Well back to the drawing board to see if I can figure out HDMI and whether i have to disable Aero or not.




How easy is it for you to use Windows 7, versus say, whatever you are normally used to? This is a question that has decided the fate of not just entire households, but entire businesses when it comes to a proposed Windows 7 migration. I have noticed that one of the biggest preconceptions about Windows 7 is that it must be extremely difficult to use and understand, despite its rave reviews. This must be due to the fact, as some would contend that so much time has gone by since the release of Windows XP. Another preconception I have found is that driver support must be a problem, especially if you use the 64-bit version. Are these quickly becoming stereotypes? How fair are these statements?

I look at these statements with interest from a different lens. For an IT department, writing off Windows 7 as too difficult for employees to use and impossible to upgrade to may be statements that are easier to make to senior management, than, say, actually upgrading an entire business. For home users, it may be a good way to rationalize hanging on to that old computer for just one more year.

Through my use of Windows 7, I have found that the ease of use is roughly the same as Windows XP. I have not had any issues with drivers, as most of my hardware is new, and I haven’t used Windows XP, except at work, since the RTM (release to manufacturing) of Windows Vista. Many of us in the technology fields share a commonality – whether we have certifications, awards, experience, or not – we have a skillset that less experienced computer users don’t have. Therefore, it may be hard to judge what exactly constitutes ease of use.

Who are these people, who consider themselves skilled in other areas, but not in computers? According to some studies, it’s a large chunk of the workforce and a majority of consumers in the industrialized world. This group is complimented by the baby boomer demographic: People born from the 1940s to the 1960s view computers as difficult to work with. This is quickly becoming the oldest generation living today. Outside of that, a majority of people born in developing nations, where the tools necessary for widespread home computer use has been lacking, share a lack of confidence about ease of use. In some cases, due to trade imbalances and a variety of complex political and social issues, it could be argued that people in the developing world have been deprived of this technology and innovation. How can it be possible, though, that so many people around the world have a lack of confidence in their own abilities in general, especially with computers?

It is safe to say that many, if not most, jobs in the United States and Western Europe must require at least a basic to intermediate level of understanding on how to use computers – and more specifically, word processor software, basic file and database retrieval, and in many cases data entry.

It has amazed me, personally, to see the CEO of a business, which has made millions – if not billions - of dollars due to savvy business skills and entrepreneurial spirit, know absolutely nothing about computers except how to navigate Windows Explorer and write e-mails in Outlook. This strange dichotomy, to a computer person, almost seems like something from outer space. Then again, one could argue a business owner in such a position can, quite literally, afford to pay someone else for their ignorance. When we realize that many business moguls alive today lived without powerful desktop computers capable of inconceivable floating-point operations and immersive graphic user interfaces, the idea is not so far-fetched. In fact, many business owners such in my example are uniquely aware of their own limitations, keen on the capability these computers have when placed in the right hands, and have a vision for their business where computers play a central role. They can also recognize, as pragmatists, that they better serve their business by focusing on what they know and delegating computer, MIS, and IT responsibilities to others.

In a younger world, the new workforce is expected to have intermediate to advanced level of computer skills. College entrants are expected to be computer proficient, to know how to use online tools to their advantage, and the idea of not having a laptop to conduct research or write reports has become alien in academia. It is noted that the Internet itself was nurtured by large universities before it became generally available, and ultimately accepted, by consumers around the world.

The older segment of the workforce may need similar skills, but this requires that a company with older employees engage in skills training. If the boards of directors of a company, or their own CEO, do not know much about computers, they could receive poor advice from an understaffed IT department. “We need to come to an understanding that the majority of our employees will never be able to learn Windows [insert whatever version here]”. This could be considered an easy out for many IT departments, unless the marketplace and nature of the business demands fundamental change. One area where accountability and free market economics takes a back seat pass, at least as we can confirm it, is in the United States government. Many government computers in large urban areas continue to run Windows 2000 or Windows XP – unpatched. Viruses continue to be a daily occurrence and threat. Many of these departments are inundated with bureaucratic wrangling, are also understaffed, due to the competitive nature of the private sector and the mindset of information technology experts – who may not want to find themselves locked into a public service position at a low base salary for several decades. Ironically, it may be the federal government, which many perceive to be as inept, which comes out with the policies necessary to keep public computer systems around the country up to date. Local municipalities, state, and city governments may be less likely to have implemented end of life cycle practices.

So when we consider all of these possibilities, how is it possible that some people still fear Windows 7, and is that fear justified? From an objective standpoint, it is not difficult to see how budget restrictions can prevent large organizations, or even individual people, from upgrading to Windows 7. When market forces begin to demand faster computers, people will gradually latch on to the new operating system. While the base system is markedly improved from Windows XP, with advanced security features and enhanced stability, Windows 7 could be considered just as easy – if not easier to use – than Windows XP. The area where people may be getting confused the most is in driver and software support.

For one thing, Windows XP uses an older graphical display driver model for video graphics cards. Older computers with integrated video graphics cards or video cards that just don’t cut the mustard may have trouble under Windows 7. While the base operating system and the majority of its functions will still work under Windows 7 – in some cases even outperforming Windows XP – extremely old systems will have difficulty rendering the transparency effects known as Aero which have, by now, become well known to enthusiasts. Therefore, Windows XP users with old school games and graphics cards, may not be too pleased when it comes to their Windows 7 experience. To placate this group of people, “XP Mode” was created, which allows a virtual instance of Windows XP to run side-by-side with Windows 7 using Microsoft Virtual PC technology. This prevents any lazy IT department from saying “our software won’t run on Windows 7”. However, on older systems, graphics issues will still create a gap, often requiring upgrade.

The mindset under which people approach device drivers is confusing to computer technicians, consultants, and IT gurus who have worked in the field. As it seems, most people believe that Microsoft itself is 100% responsible for driver support. This is not the case at all. When your old Epson (or insert any brand name here) printer or scanner doesn’t work in Windows 7, it is very well due to the fact that the manufacturer, in our example, Epson, has not designated development time to create the proper device drivers for the next version of Windows. While Microsoft has written and co-authored tens of thousands of compatibility drivers, not every device will work with these, and even if they did they would not be performing very well. It is almost always up to the manufacturer to support their hardware. Such is a problem with old Windows XP peripherals being brought up to par with Windows 7. Since Windows XP was released in 2001, Windows 7 is nearly, but not quite, a decade older than Windows XP. Hardware manufacturers had plenty of time to see where development was going, and most Windows Vista drivers will work under Windows 7. Therefore, if your printer, scanner, or USB turntable doesn’t work under Windows 7, this is a very rare instance, and is usually due to the fact that the manufacturer of these peripherals probably wants you to buy a new one. It may seem lowdown, dirty, and rotten, but these companies make most of their money by consumers buying new products. They do in fact spend (and lose money) by supporting discontinued models.

What about software? Many people in the workplace and at home approach Microsoft Excel and other spreadsheet applications with a sense of fear and loathing. It is as if this one program has become the bane of the workplace – the new abacus; the confirmation that, at the start of the day, a mountain of paperwork must be created – but this time with dreaded formulas. How then, could one ever learn to use Excel 2010 when Excel 2003 is still being learned? Much development time is spent on making programs easier to use. In Excel 2010, for example, it is far easier to actually print out and display reports in an easier way than it could ever be in 2003. The ribbon menu, which was so harshly criticized in Office 2007, is now seen as a welcome upgrade in Office 2010, after feedback and Q&A testing showed how to make it right. Still, I have gotten the sense that many people approach their programs emotionally, and not logically. The ones that provide entertainment are innately good, and the ones that are used for productivity are just terrible. This sort of stigmatism can prevent entire offices from upgrading their software for years on end, especially when senior management adopts the same mentality.

Readers who know me would not be surprised to see me advocating the latest and the greatest as far as software and hardware. It has always been my opinion that more can get done and be enjoyed on a computer when it’s being used to its fullest resources. While my vision of future offices running the latest version of every operating system and processor may be a bit far-fetched, it becomes clear to me that the answer lies somewhere in the middle. I emphasize that the middle I am talking about does not lie somewhere between 2010 and 2001, but in finding middle ground with people who are truly intimidated by their computer – worried they may damage it at any time or that they do not have the skillset to properly use it.

People can have confidence in their ability to use computers, and Windows 7, once they realize that their skills are not limited to what they have learned in grade school, high school, or college. New skills can be developed at any time, so long as a person is willing to pursue it. That motivation must come from within. This is particularly important for older readers. One needs only to understand the basis, and importance of logic, in order to draw a parallel between how a computer works and how the human mind can also function. What interests me, and perhaps others, is that we, as a group of collective individuals, may soon find that an operating system, or computer system itself, is limited in only what we put into it. Accessible from a computer today is the sum of all human knowledge on the Internet – as well as movie rentals and all of Vanilla Ice’s music videos. Truly, the opportunities are endless.

So do I believe Windows 7 is easier to use than Windows XP? Absolutely. Conventional wisdom and the facts tell us so. It is up to the end-user to challenge themselves to something new – and not to fear the unknown. It appears that many people are doing just that. This year, Windows 7 became the fastest selling operating system of all time.




Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART FOUR - Green Shoots Rev. 1.1
" PART of the PROBLEM, part of the solution "

SYMPTOMS: Original application of change to Registry (Edit)
On a computer that is running Windows 7 or Vista with Service Pack 2 (SP2), you press any key on the keyboard to resume the computer from sleep or from hibernation. However, the keyboard and the mouse become unresponsive for a long time after the logon screen appears. It may take more than twenty seconds before you can use the keyboard and the mouse.

This issue occurs on some systems that use a wireless keyboard and mouse.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969711/
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...6-b2b801555109

SYMPTOMS: Proposal to apply method to USB 3.0 Non-Start Issue
On a computer that is running Windows 7 / 8 , (Vista Not Tested here), having established that USB 3.0
connection issue is solved by Reinstalling Driver and is maintained until ReStart/Boot (no Dropouts/Disconnection)

This issue occurs on some systems with PCI, PCIe, Onboard USB 3.0 Host Controllers
This 'WorkAround' does NOT Resolve the USB 3.0 ' non-start' Issue, but reduces by Appx. 50% the number [See Table at End] of
RE-Installation cycles required for connection **

SEE:
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 For Some (the Routine ** )
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART TWO - Continuing Quest
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART THREE - Interim Report
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART FOUR - Green Shoots (this)

Links: @ end, below

CAUSE:
USB 3.0 Host Controller (Hardware/Software) / Operating System (O/S) / CHIPSET Issues

RESOLUTION:

To resolve this issue, add the ForceHCResetOnResume registry entry for the USB universal host controllers. To do this, follow these steps:

:
Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969711/
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...6-b2b801555109

(Here are the steps but they are also included in the KB article along with more details about this issue

[MODIFIED For USB 3.0 application]

*** 322756 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/322756/ ) How to back up and restore the registry in Windows ***
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***AT YOUR OWN RISK - IF NOT COMFORTABLE WITH REGEDIT - BETTER TO NOT PROCEED ***

Step 1: Determine the specific USB universal host controller (Simpler - only One USB 3.0 Host Controller or Two or ...)
a. [Click Start, type device manager in the Start Search box, and then click Device Manager in the Programs list. ]
Click Control Panel / Hardware and Sound / Device Manager

b. {On the View menu, click Devices by Type).
Locate Universal Serial Bus Controllers & Expand (Click on left [node])
Locate 'manufacturer'USB 3.0 Host Controller or
eg. AsMedia xHCI Controller (does not say USB 3.0, but apparently is

c. Right Click the USB 3.0 Host Controller entry, Click on Properties, then Details

d. In the Property list {Device Description (DropDown Menu) select Driver key.

e. The driver key will resemble the following: {36fc9e60-c465-11cf-8056-444553540000}002 or 0016 (for this Platform)
Note the last four digits of this driver key.

Step 2: Add the ForceHCResetOnResume registry entry for the USB 3.0 host controller
[Not USB 3.0 Root Hub] with RegEdit

a. Click Start , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then click regedit.exe in the Programs list.

b. Locate and then click the following registry subkey:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetContro lClass{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000}Four-digit_number

Notes

o In this step, Four-digit_number is a placeholder for the USB devices in the system.
o In this step, you must locate the registry subkey by using the value that you noted in Step 1e.. For example, if the driver key from Step 1e. is {36fc9e60-c465-11cf-8056-444553540000}002, then you must look for HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESYSTEMCurrentControlSetContro lClass{36FC9E60-C465-11CF-8056-444553540000}002

c. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

d. Type ForceHCResetOnResume, and then press ENTER.

e. Right-click ForceHCResetOnResume for the name of the DWORD, and then click Modify.

f. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

g. Exit Registry Editor.

h. Restart the computer.

*** NOTE - in WIN 8 F_, sorry D_WORD is NOT retained after ReStart but effect continues***

Let me know if this helps towards resolving the issue.

TABLE:

Low statiscal base, but on 10 consecutive ReStart/Boot on each system, the results were as follows:

WIN 8 - vol SAFE Average RE-I 3.0 Before REGEDIT/ForceHCResetOnResume
WIN 8 - vol SAFE Average RE-I 1.4 After REGEDIT/ForceHCResetOnResume

WIN 7 - vol WIN_7 Average RE-I 4.0 After REGEDIT/ForceHCResetOnResume

WIN 8 - vol TESTBED Average RE-I 1.6 After REGEDIT/ForceHCResetOnResume [DRIVE present]
WIN 8 - vol TESTBED Average RE-I 0.7 After REGEDIT/ForceHCResetOnResume

RE-I = Re-Installing of driver (Low is better) - Flash Drive plugged in, reduces chance of connect
HDD not advisable, until after RE-I

No Solution, but an eminently Practical Work Around AND yet more evidence that something can be done
at Software Level

Links: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/969711/
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...6-b2b801555109

Example: (Before & After) RE-I = RE-Installation of USB 3.0 Host Controller driver CON = Connection on BOOT

WIN 7 (Before RegEdit)
Not Measured - poor - for Comparison, see WIN 8

WIN 7 (After RegEdit)

1 FAIL (Connect on Boot). 2 x RE_I
2. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 4 x RE_I
3. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 1 x RE_I
4. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 3 x RE_I
5. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 2 x RE_I
6. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 6 x RE_I
7.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 8 x RE_I
8.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 3 x RE_I
9.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 7 x RE_I
0.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 4 x RE_I
________
RE-I s (Average 4.0) 40 For Windows 7 after ForceHCResetOnResume registry entry RegEdit

WIN 8 (Before RegEdit)

1 CON (Connect on Boot). 0 x RE_I
2. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 4 x RE_I
3. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 4 x RE_I
4. CON (Connect on Boot). 0 x RE_I
5. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 2 x RE_I
6. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 6 x RE_I
7.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 8 x RE_I
8.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 1 x RE_I
9.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 5 x RE_I
0.CON (Connect on Boot). 0 x RE_I
________
RE-I s (Average 3.0) 30 For Windows 8 Before ForceHCResetOnResume registry entry RegEdit

WIN 8 (After RegEdit)

1 FAIL (Connect on Boot). 1 x RE_I
2. CON (Connect on Boot). 0 x RE_I
3. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 3 x RE_I
4. CON (Connect on Boot). 0 x RE_I
5. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 3 x RE_I
6. FAIL (Connect on Boot). 1 x RE_I
7.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 1 x RE_I
8.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 3 x RE_I
9.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 1 x RE_I
0.FAIL (Connect on Boot). 1 x RE_I
________
RE-I s (Average 1.4) 14 For Windows 8 after ForceHCResetOnResume registry entry RegEdit

Links:

http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-19413
http://rog.asus.com/forum/forumdispl...-amp-Tweaking&
http://windowssecrets.com/forums/for...p/52-Windows-7
http://forums.cnet.com/windows-7-for...tentMain;posts
http://forums.tweaktown/windows/

Images (3) available at: http://rog.asus.com/forum/showthread...untry=&status=

Visual Aids:

1>WIN_7_17586_driver.jpeg

left to right: 'healthy' USB Mass Storage Device [17577] , REGEDIT - 'ForceHCResetOnResume' REG_DWORD
after Entry above (Step 2.) - Note: Driver is 'Unhelpful' [17586]

2> WIN_7_17586_driver2.jpeg

REGEntry Driver Version 6.1.7601 17586 - whether '17577' or 17586' loaded in USB Mass Storage Device
In this case, Successful connection with '17577' Q. What's goin' on?
NOTE: REG_DWORD entry can dissappear after ? (24 hours ?, No, fool Only in WIN 8

2> WIN_7_17586_driver3.jpeg
Note '17586' in RegEdit for driver version, yet lucky '17577' loaded as USB Mass Storage Device, hence Autoplay Menu &

All systems GO

MAY 19, 2012




Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 , For Some Rev. 1.2

Platforms: Dell Dimension 4550 3.06 Ghz P4 HT enabled
Dell Dimension 4500 2.80 Ghz P4
Addonics Host Controller 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Controller AD2U3PCI
WD My Book Essential 1130 2TB USB 3.0 / 2.0 external drive
Transcend JF700 USB 3.0 16GB flashdrive
Transcend JF700 USB 3.0 32GB flashdrive

Operating Systems:

Windows XP SP3 with NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10170-setup - works flawlessly

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 with RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21281-setup - problematic
Anything from 1 to 10 re-installations of USB 3.0 driver required for connection to take effect
Once achieved, connection is solid, can backup etc BUT lost on restart - [Definitely NOT USB 2.0 performance, tested]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview with Renesas USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0096 (Microsoft) This driver is Native to WIN 8, when uninstalled , RE-installed automatically with 'Scan for Hardware Changes' or Restart
Anything from 0 to 6 re-installations of USB 3.0 driver required for connection to take effect
Once achieved, connection is solid, can backup etc BUT lost on restart - [Definitely NOT USB 2.0 performance, tested]

OBJECT: Demonstrate that problem lies with WIN 7 / WIN 8 - Once connected, that will let your Host Controller, USB 3.0 drivers and CHIPSET, off the hook

METHOD:

A. Use USB 2.0 - Until the Windows 7 team get their fingers out, time lost trying to make USB 3.0 work, better used with that (slower) Backup.

B: For those who want USB 3.0 to work and have the thrill of faster Access/BackUp

1. TOOLS: (USB 3.0 Host Controller PCI/PCI-e in your machine or on MotheBoard)
USB 3.0 Extention Cable (NOT 2.0), for ease of access(!)
USB 3.0 HDD External Drive AND/OR Flashdrive- USB 3 AND/OR USB 2**
[FlashDrive highly recommended for TroubleShooting]

** Host Controller and Ext. Cable can also handle USB 2.0, USB 1.1 - Part of WIN 7 weirdness is when connected, on occasion, USB 2.0 Flash Drive NOT recognised (although connection sound, LED, made) - Problem Not experienced with WIN 8 - Solution: Re-install driver - Step 2.(a)

2.(a) INSTALL USB 3.0 Host Conroller Software/Driver (see list below)
(specific to manufacturer of Card/MOtherBOard )
- IF WIN 8 - not necessary - Native/BuiltIn xHCI

REMOVE Flash Drive and/or External HDD - Devices - Inhibits/slows Install

*** IMPORTANT *** Switch OFF Windows Update OR Disconnect from Internet
Windows Update slows down/plays havoc with Install, drivers are on Disk

IF ' [[Your Device is ready to Use]' message not appear (WIN 7 only), re-install - Step 2.(a)
TIP*** Locate Downloaded Driver (Application) with Explorer and 'Send Shortcut to Desktop' - you may have to repeat re-install x no.Times

PLUG IN USB 3.0 Extension Cable (Otherwise you'll be on your knees, many,many times - unless it's a Laptop) to your USB 3.0 PORT

(b) PLUG IN USB 3.0 OR USB 2.0 FlashDrive - LED flashing, staying On, b-boing on speakers? - Good - Autoplay Window up? (might not be enabled) so check My Computer - Drive shown as 'Removable Drive'? - SUCCESS

3. ROUTINE for Multiple Attempts to coax WIN 7 into USB 3.0 connectivity:

REMOVE Flash Drive and/or External HDD - Devices Inhibit/slow Install

(a) Start/Control Panel/Hardware&Sound then OPEN Device Manager (leave open)

(b) Expand - Universal Serial Bus Controllers - (bottom or near to)
Locate - Renesas Electronics USB 3.0 Host Controller - [OR Other] (Ignore Root Hub)
Right click - select - Uninstall - Ok (If you tick box for 'delete driver', you'll need to re-install drivers) Step 2.(a)

REMOVE Flash Drive and/or External HDD

(c) Device Manager - Action (pull down menu) - Click on 'Update Driver Software..' / 'Scan for Hardware Changes'
What you want to see: [installing Device Driver Software] (Not shown WIN8)
Then: [Your Device is ready to Use] Good, but no guarantee of success - failure message?
(There are 'Intermediate' Stages eg. Led On/Sound But No autoplay/Drive shown)
Repeat Step 3.(b)

PLUG IN Flash Drive and/or External HDD - Connection? then - (see Step 2.(b))
IF NOT - REPEAT Step 3.(b) (As many times as you can bear, my limit - 10 times per session) ( 6 times for WIN 8)
(IF you're getting nowhere , re-install driver - Step 2.(a)

AVOID ReStarting/BOOT with USB 3.0 Devices Plugged in Port
it may slow things up

USB 3.00 Host Controller Software/Drivers tried on this Platform:
For example (you may have Mahufacturer other than NEC/Renesas)

NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10170-setup
RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21190-setup
RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21281-setup
USB3.0_allOS_2.1.27.0_PV
USB3.0_allOS_2.1.28.0_PV
USB3.0_allOS_2.1.28.1_PV (from Intel!)
renesas_nec_usb3_2.1.32.0 (www.station-drivers.com).exe) Also Lenovo

All tried and working on this PLATFORM (Using latest)

OPINION:

This is a controversial topic, only in the sense that searches reveal many users with this problem and apparent silence from Microsoft (not slagging off, I am a fan)
For Example: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/S...gquestion=true Microsoft Answers yields zilch for 'USB 3.0' search

The fact that Microsoft are now collaborating with Renesas (was NEC) on WIN 8 Native (builtin in O/S) driver:
Renesas USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0096 driver means that it should work and any solution applied to WIN 7.

This cannot be a priority for Microsoft, only gentle pressure from users might help.

PROBLEM: Some Installations with WIN 7 don't encounter USB 3.0 bug, so:
BLAME: MOTHERBOARD / BIOS [Old PC after all] OR
Host Controller Hardware Card / Firmware OR
Host Controller Software/Drivers OR
OPERATING SYSTEM (o/s) AND even
CHIPSET [ Ivy Brridge etc. - That leaves most of us, far behind]

MY ARGUMENT and Simple Logic is:

IF USB 3.0 works flawlessly with WINDOWS XP
THEN Installations of WIN 7 and WIN 8 on the same Platform (Same Hardware),
which exhibit no other problems and are perfeclly stable, should work.
Once connection is established, USB 3.0 works flawlessly - no breaks or drops [Definitely NOT USB 2.0 performance, tested]

There are enough clues above, for someone knowledgeable to push the envelope along,

Putting it simply, WIN 7 / 8 are 'weak' in STARTING process even though Device Manager reports 'This device is working properly.'
It might reside at the Boot/Logon stage

BEWARE of 'Intermediate' Stage in Above Install/Re-Install Routine:
FlashDrive LED is on, Host Controller - 'This Device is woking properly' (Properties)
but no sound or Drive in Computer/Explorer - or Disk Drive in Device Manager persevere with Step 3.
[not impossible, but impractical to attempt with Ext. HDD with weak LED]

No guarantee that this Method Operandi will NOT harm your Windows O/S,
but This PLATFORM has suffered NO ill effects, after 1K+ attempts... WINDOWS is
pretty robust animal
Project started with Windows 7 install Nov'11
'It's like priming a pump, eventually less attempts are required (System learning?)

At no time has connection, once established, dropped on this PLATFORM and
(Disconnected). Set Disk Drive-Properties- Policies - Quick Removal (Default) in
Device Manager

"This is as RANDOM AS IT GETS" - Ed.

Possible clue: WIN 8 came up with this error in Device Manager (USB Mass Storage Device) - 'Port Reset Failed' - {Code 29) when Flashdrive plugged in on BOOT/LOGON

That's all folks

PS. What ever you do, don't mention the CHIPSET, I mentioned it once but i think i got away with it... (Oh no you didn't) {Courtersy of PCReview, Seven Forums)

May 14, 2012

Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 For Some (this)
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART TWO - Continuing Quest
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART THREE - Interim Report
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART FOUR - Green Shoots

Links:

http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-19413 Documents & Images
(Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 _Part_3a.rtf for snap a.)
(Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 _Part_3b.rtf for snap b.)

Part One: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...B-3.0-For-Some (Part One) (here)
Part Two: http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...tinuing-Quest- Continuing Quest
Part Three:  http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...nterim-Report- Interim Report
Part Four http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...-Green-Shoots- Green Shoots




Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART TWO - Continuing Quest

Consider: USB Mass Storage Device Drivers used in WIN XP, 7, 8

PLATFORMS Tested:

Dell Dimension 4550 3.06 Ghz P4 HT enabled
Dell Dimension 4500 2.80 Ghz P4
ADDONICS Host Controller 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI Controller
WD My Book Essential 1130 2TB USB 3.0/2.0 external drive
Transcend JF700 USB 3.0 16GB flashdrive

Operating Systems:

Windows XP SP3 with NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10170-setup - works flawlessly
01/07/2001 5.1.2600.0 (USB 2.0 / 3.0 - only one encountered)

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21281-setup - problematic

21/06/2006 6.1.7600 16385
21/06/2006 6.1.7601 17577 (USB 2.0 / 3.0 - best chance for connection)
21/06/2006 6.1.7601 17586

Compared to XP and WIN 8, this seems to be a little confused...

Anything from 1 to 10 re-installations of USB 3.0 driver required for connection to take effect
Once achieved, connection is solid, can backup etc BUT lost on restart - [Definitely NOT USB 2.0 performance, tested]

Windows 8 Consumer Preview
with Renesas USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller - 0096 (Microsoft)

21/06/2006 6.2.8250.0 (USB 2.0 / 3.0 - only one encountered)

This driver is Native to WIN 8, when uninstalled , RE-installed automatically with 'Scan for Hardware Changes' or Restart
Anything from 0 to 6 re-installations of USB 3.0 driver required for connection to take effect
Once achieved, connection is solid, can backup etc BUT lost on restart - [Definitely NOT USB 2.0 performance, tested]
 
OBJECT: Cont.

Demonstrate that problem lies with WIN 7 / WIN 8 - Once connected, that shoud let your Host Controller and USB 3.0 drivers AND Chipset off the hook
USB 3.00 Host Controller

Software/Drivers tried on this Platform:

NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10170-setup
RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21190-setup
RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21281-setup
USB3.0_allOS_2.1.27.0_PV
USB3.0_allOS_2.1.28.0_PV
USB3.0_allOS_2.1.28.1_PV (from Intel!)
renesas_nec_usb3_2.1.32.0(www.station-drivers.com).exe Also Lenovo:
USB 3.0 Driver for Windows 7 (32-bit, 64-bit), Vista (32-bit, 64-bit), XP - ThinkPad T420, T420i, T420s, T420si, T520, T520i, W520, X1, X1 Hybrid, X220, X220i, X220 Tablet, X220i Tablet.

Any contribution wellcome

Part One:
http://windowssecrets.com/forums/sho...B-3.0-For-Some




Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART THREE - Interim Report Rev. 1.0
PLATFORMS Tested:
Dell Dimension 4550 3.06 Ghz P4 HT enabled
Dell Dimension 4500 2.80 Ghz P4
ADDONICS Host Controller 2-Port USB 3.0 PCI - AD2U3PCI
WD My Book Essential 1130 2TB USB 3.0 / 2.0 external drive
Transcend JF700 USB 3.0 16GB FlashDrive
Transcend JF700 USB 3.0 32GB FlashDrive

Operating Systems:
Windows XP SP3 with NECEL-USB3-Host-Driver-10170-setup - works flawlessly

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1
with RENESAS-USB3-Host-Driver-21280-setup - or any (list below) - problematic
Anything from 1 to 10 re-installations of USB 3.0 driver required for connection to take effect
Once achieved, connection is solid, can backup etc BUT lost on restart - [Definitely NOT USB 2.0 performance, tested] May look like this: - snap a.

(See Windows PROBLEM with USB 3.0 _Part_3a.rtf ) for Image

Windows 7 Desktop

snap a. Device Manager (left) and Computer on Desktop with Driver Software Installation
announcement
USB 3.0 Drives: My Book (J:) and JF700 (I:) could be present in USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 Mode, BUT prescence of :
these DEVICES:
Renesas Eletronics USB 3.0 Host Controller
Renesas Eletronics USB 3.0 Root Hub
USB Mass Storage Device (Driver Microsoft 21/06/2006 ver. 6.1.7601.17577)
USB Mass Storage Device (Driver Microsoft 21/06/2006 ver. 6.1.7601.17577)

Means all is welI (Root Hub won't Install if Host Controller has 'yellow mark')
Next, will USB Mass Storage Device Install when Drive is plugged in USB 3.0
Port - Not If (It's like Russan roulette):

Unknown Device (Driver Microsoft 21/06/2006 ver. 6.1.7601.17586)
turns up to the party ...Hadn't had one 'hit' with this particular Driver and
Windows 7 has more.. With WIN XP and WIN 8 there's only one so you
don't even have to write it down, when troubleshooting. If anyone has
taken the chalenge of making USB 3.0 work with WIN 7, my suggestion is
this:

Resize Existing Partion (if there is capacity) - EASUS is well up to the task
Create Partition NTFS etc
Download Microsoft Windows 8 Cosumer Preview DVD/USB .iso
Install on New Partition
Then you can Backup/Restore with USB 3.0 connection (If you have XP)
can be done from there)

The 'Glitch' is still there in WIN 8 (if you have one that is) on average,
currently experiencing connection with 0-3 loops of the Routine **
on the PLATFORM Above, WIN 7 will give you the runaround...
** See Part One of this series on your favourite Forum.
[In the course of addressing this USB 3.0 issue, been 'banned for life'
by no less than 2 Forums, how am i doin'??? Maybe it's true, IT people
have had a GSOH bypass]

Windows 8 teritory:
Here is snap b.:

(See Windows PROBLEM with USB 3.0 _Part_3b.rtf ) for Image)

Windows 8 Desktop

Device Manager (left) and Computer on Desktop (No Installation Announcement on Windows 8 Consumer Preview

SUMMARY:

WIN 8 with it's Native (built in) USB 3.0 Host controller is a WINner
Uninstall it, it comes back with a 'Scan for hardware Changes' or ReBoot
It IS USB 3.0 Ready, if it works with a slight 'Glitch' on 'ancient'
PLATFORM (XP Generation) it should work for most)

WIN 7 and USB 3.0, well , the quest continues...
(Only the Windows 7 team know what happened, maybe they were
too slow to commit on the USB 3.0 project, Theyve made up for it now)

WIN XP - wonderful Operating System - will continue to use ALL three

Over & Out

Thanks to all who have contributed in any way, especially, the viewers

Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 For Some (the Routine ** )
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART TWO - Continuing Quest
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART THREE - Interim Report (this)

May 14, 2012

http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-19413 for Image and documents
(See Windows PROBLEM with USB 3.0 _Part_3a.rtf ) for Image)
See Windows PROBLEM with USB 3.0 _Part_3b.rtf ) for Image)




Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART 5 - Rollin' News Rev. 1.0

Well, we've got somewhere, a LESS Laborious Routine for fellow 'Glitch' sufferers:
Applies to: WIN 7, WIN 8, (Vista, not tested)

PREPARATION:
Download from USB.org - SuperSpeed USB Tools

http://www.usb.org/developers/ssusb/ssusbtools choose 32 or 64 bit
Google: usb30cv download x32

INSTALL (don't worry about Readme file, until you want to set it up for test suite)
Does not provide Desktop Shortcut so, navigate to Program Files - USB-IF Test Suite
then USB30CV Folder - USB 3.0 CV (shortcut) - send to Desktop

NEW ROUTINE:

Use Device Manager and check no Yellow triangle against USB 3.0 Host Controller
and that USB 3.0 Root Hub is there

IF NOT: Uninstall USB 3.0 Host Controller - Action - Scan for hardware changes
that may fix things if WIN 7 / 8 has mangled Install on BOOT

UNPLUG any Devices from USB 3.0 Port(s)

Double Click on USB 3.0 CV Shortcut

UAC comes up -never mind - click Yes

Command Verifier window comes up - let it finish (Don't click ok)

USB 3.0 Command Verifier suite (program):

Leave on 'Chapter 9 Tests (USB 2.0 devices) - we want test to fail - quicker
(Information - test is for USB 2.0 Devices in USB 3.0 Port)

Run (bottom left) - 'Test Suite Failed' - Ok - Exit (bottom right)

Command Verifier window comes up - let it finish (Don't click ok)

Click on 'Installing Device Driver Software' - you can see what's going on, also
can avoid Windows update: 'skip obtaining driver software from Windows Update'

PLUG IN USB 3.0 or USB 2.0 FlashDrive in USB 3.0 Port - Contact? - then you'e away!

[Leave plugging Ext. HDD until Flashdrive responds with LED, sound, (autoplay) and Disk Drive in Device Manager, Devices with Removable Storage in Computer]

That's it; if no go, REPEAT (Does not solve Problem if Install of USB 3.0 Host Controller
and USB 3.0 Root Hub aren't SUCCESSFUL

Suck it and See...

I'm amazed, hope that some of you are amazed too

'Yaboo Sucks to them pesky CHIPSET eatin' Texans, who banned me from their club
(Return: Never) for daring to propose that there was a software solution for a software Problem (It's all software compensating for hardware, in the end) All these hombres could 'advise', again and again and without reading the Post, was load CHIPSET drivers (for an 'obolete' machine), Many couloured badges, 000's of posts, seem to me, to lead to a closed mind... Yo!!!

Where to now? Shurely, the Yellow Brick road to Castle Greyskull (Microsoft)

Let me know etc.

PS. WIN 8 Consumer Preview is happy too, happier, in fact, as xHC Host Controller
xHC Root Hub always come up...

This PART dedicated to HIVIzMan TeamROC Moderator, for encouragement

http://rog.asus.com/forum/forumdispl...-amp-Tweaking&

AND

http://forums.tweaktown.com/windows/
http://windowssecrets.com/forums/for...p/52-Windows-7

And especially:

http://communities.intel.com/docs/DOC-19413 (A lucky find, for me)

MAY 21, 2012

Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 For Some (the Routine, old ** )
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART TWO - Continuing Quest
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART THREE - Interim Report
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART FOUR - Green Shoots
Windows 7 PROBLEM with USB 3.0 PART 5 - Rollin' News (this)




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