Troubleshooting USB connections

Having problems with your USB connections?

This can be a tricky problem to troubleshoot because of the fact that each USB device requires different hardware settings, which can conflict with other USB devices. Since multiple USB devices share a single path into your computer, it can be confusing (and time consuming) trying to isolate the problem.You might be dealing with driver issues on a single USB device, compatibility issues between the devices plugged into the same USB slot on your computer, or even a problem with your USB cord or slot in your computer.

Before you start troubleshooting a USB problem, double-check the fundamentals: Does your USB cable have a good connection? Confirm that any USB hubs are properly connected and plugged in to powered electrical outlets. Many failures can be traced to unplugged equipment or devices that are plugged into outlets that are not receiving power.

To isolate the problem, have a simple USB device that works properly on another computer, such as a USB mouse. You can test this device on the computer experientcing the problems to verify that the USB port, not a faulty device or cord, is causing the problem. Here are some other common issues with USB connections and how to fix them...

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Gateway LT2014L Windows XP Driver issue

Yesterday my friend doctor asked me to downgrade his new Gateway lt2014l netbook from Windows 7 starter to Windows XP Pro. His Windows 7 starter came with the netbook and everything is working fine. So downgrading for me is pretty easy until its time for me install its devices drivers.

Ok, I am prepared (I thought) because I visited gateway Windows XP support for drivers, everything is there and waiting for download, then I downloaded everything and made it ready. For easy reference I downloaded all drivers compatible to the model and XP version. Gateway has good facility for their driver support.

You may key in your serial number then it will give you all compatible driver, pretty simple isn’t it? Or you may “Browse All Downloads” and manually choose your requirements.

After installing the chipset drivers then I continued with other devices.
  • Video
  • Audio
  • Card reader
  • Touchpad
  • LAN
  • Camera
  • Bluetooth
Everything is fine until I WLAN driver failed.

Ok I did not gave easily, it took me at least 5 hours searching and testing other drivers to no avail! really hate it happened to me... I am just so happy that I found XP Driver that will search the compatible drivers for me. Whalah! I got every drivers I needed!

Repairing Common Printer Problems

Printer Cable:

One of the most common sources of printing problems is the printer cable. Normal wear and tear can damage one or more of the wires or pins in the connectors of your cable.

Cable problems simple to diagnose and correct. The fastest way to troubleshoot a cable with no obvious defects is to substitute a known good cable and see if the problem goes away. Or, you can place your questionable cable on a system that is having no problems, to see if your problems follow the cable.

Printer driver problems:

Another common printer problem is that your drivers are defective or out of date. You might even have the wrong one. This can result in all sorts of strange gibberish on the printed page. If you selected the wrong printer driver for the printer you are trying to use, you may need to purge the print jobs that are hung up in the spooler as well as reset the printer to remove any bad data that remains in its buffer.

It’s also possible that you have the correct printer driver but that it isn’t configured properly for the amount of RAM installed in your printer. If the driver is set for more RAM than the printer actually has, an overflow can occur. This might go unnoticed for a long time. It may appear only when you have a large print job or pages with lots of graphics...

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Windows 7 Driver Problem

Kicked this on youtube, it may have any use of you guys:

and this driver will you: Windows Driver

HP LaserJet P2055dn Printer

Here is what I am planning to get for my client’s office setup.

HP LaserJet P2055dn Printer
Black print speed: Up to 35 ppm

Main Features
  • Black print resolution: Up to 1200 x 1200 dpi
  • Duplex printing: Automatic (standard)
  • Print technology: HP ProRes 1200, HP Fastres 1200
  • Printer memory: 128 MB
  • Processor: 600 MHz Feroceon ARM dual processor

  • Supported paper sizes: Tray: Tray 1: Letter, legal, statement, executive, index cards, envelopes [No. 10 (Com), No. 7-3/4 (Monarch)]; tray 2: Letter, legal, executive; optional tray 3: Letter, legal, executive, Duplexer: Letter, legal
  • Duty cycle: Up to 50,000 pages
  • Paper handling: 250-sheet input tray; 50-sheet multi-purpose tray
  • Recommended monthly volume: 750 to 3000

  • Dimensions: 14.4 x 14.5 x 10.6 in
  • Weight: 23.6 lb
  • Supported operating systems: Microsoft® Windows® 7 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows Vista® (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® XP (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® Server 2003 (32-bit/64-bit), Windows® 2000, Mac OS X v 10.3.9, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, UNIX, Linux (see
  • Print languages: HP PCL 5c; HP PCL 6; HP postscript level 3 emulation with automatic language switching

for hassle free driver help go here: HP Printer Driver

HP Deskjet D5560 Printer - Windows 7 Driver

I am an HP printer fanatic and here is my printer:

This printer is my everyday printer, from simple document to my business document and even my photos!

Here are some of key features that I like about this printer.
  1. Multi OS support (Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7) and also Macintosh (Mac OS X v10.4.11, v10.5 or later)
  2. Print Speed: Black text is up to 28 ppm and for image as fast as 26 secs for image size 4x6 on photo paper
  3. And its professional look.
Windows Driver support is very important for as I am a windows 7 user, its look and features will be nothing if I cannot use it.

It's available @ HP Printer Drivers or @ their site HP

Enjoy you HP printers :)

How windows driver works?

Driver is a small program that allows hardware to communicate to our computer. Here is more information about windows driver.

Picture demonstrate how windows driver act like the mediator between hardware and computer.

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Windows 7 driver video cards and other

Anybody plays WOW, Lineage2, Aion, COD(Call of Duty) or any super high definition game on Windows 7? to play those games you must have a powerful video card to do to support you on your video requirement, then of course you'll be needing windows driver for that.

I tried but I failed at first. It was my video card driver incompatibility, fortunately my video card has windows 7 driver update. I am using ATI card and here are my available drivers.
ATI Catalyst™ 10.1 Suite for Windows 7 for 32bit
ATI Catalyst™ 10.1 Suite for Windows 7 for 64bit

And here is for Nvidia:
NVIDIA 3D Vision Driver

here is for your creative:
Solution ID: 61105

Just a bit of a note, most of those drivers are beta so errors may happen.

Enjoy gaming!

Windows 7 Drivers for Know computer manufacturer

After successful windows 7 installation next thing to check is your hardware compatibly to your new OS. Everybody may notice that if windows OS has driver to your hardware it automatically install driver for it. But not all are supported especially by this new OS.

For know computer manufacturer you may check Windows 7 Drivers for compatible driver.

Microsoft Hardware Support for Windows 7

I must say that windows 7 will surely be my next favorite Operating System and I will upgrade once I have my installer. But how about my Microsoft hardware? anybody have it? I have few of it actually.

Since its also made by Microsoft we don’t have to worry about it. Check this link for your Microsoft Hardware driver Installation: Microsoft Hardware support for Windows 7

Windows Driver from Microsoft Update

Good News!
Windows update Custom Install | Select Optional Hardware update.

This is a good option for windows driver that you simple cannot find. OK so how to use it.

  1. Go to Microsoft Update home page, Under Other options click Administration options.
  2. In Update multiple Operating system click Windows Update Catalog.
  3. Hit Find driver updates for hardware devices.
  4. Hit Pick a hardware category, then search for the latest update for your device driver.