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My USB Devices isn't "talking" to my Window XP, what is wrong?

Recently I upgraded my computer from Window 98 to Window XP; My Polaroid ColorShot Digital Photo Printer is no longer work. I think my driver is too old. Please help?

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Re: My USB Devices isn't "talking" to my Window XP, what...

Afaik, polaroid did not provide drivers beyond windows 98. I think you may need to upgrade your printer too. I expect the modern printers are far better, in any case.

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My usb ports want work on windows 7 pc

click start right click on computer select properties device manager scroll to

universal serial bus controllers you could see a yellow question / exclamation mark? ! or a red X

you will need to update/reinstall drivers

right click to reinstall drivers

if you can see your usb drive but its not working

ports (com&lpt) right click update driver if this fails to fix the problem

check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red white green black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems to a computer and its parts

hope this helps

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No there isn't since the hardware of the printer can't support the 16bit drivers the Win98 uses - you will need to install XP to use this printer.

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  • The USB controller is sharing an Interrupt Request (IRQ) with another device.
  • There are multiple entries (ghost entries) of the scanner in the Device Manager.
Step 1: Open the System Information tool Windows 98, Me, and 2000 Pro Click Start , Programs , Accessories , System Tools , and then System Information . The Microsoft(R) System Information window opens. Microsoft® Windows XP Click Start , Help and Support , Tools , My Computer information , Advanced System Information ,and then Detailed System Information (msinfo32.exe) . The Microsoft System Information window opens. Step 2: Verify the available system resources If the system resources available are below 50%, the scanner may have difficulty transferring the scanned image to the computer and will stop in the middle of a scan.
NOTE: Windows XP does not give system resource information in the System information window. Skip to Step 3 if using Windows XP.
  1. Select the System Information linein the left side of the System Information window.
  2. In the right side of the System Information window, verify that System Resources are 50 percent or above.
  3. If the System Resources are lower than 50 percent, increase system resources .
Step 3: Check for IRQ sharing between USB and other devices The USB controller normally shares an IRQ with the IRQ Holder for PCI Steering device. While this device does not cause any conflicts, other devices on the same IRQ may cause a conflict.
  1. With the System Information tool open, click the plus ( + ) next to Hardware , then IRQ’s . In the screen to the right, information about will appear showing which IRQ a device is using.
  2. Verify the USB controller is on an IRQ with nothing else sharing it except the IRQ Holder for PCI Steering. Examples of USB controllers are listed below:
    • Sis 7001 PCI to USB Open Host Controller
    • Intel 82371AB/EB PCI to USB Universal Host Controller
    • Intel 82801 BA/BAM USB Universal Host Controller
  3. If the USB controller is sharing an IRQ with another device besides the IRQ Holder for PCI Steering, contact the computer manufacturer for assistance in moving it to another IRQ.

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Reinstall the printer over and over again

This is a common problem I got with many HP installer: Scanner, Printer, DVD drives always when using USB.
I had request to reinstall HP device every time I used scanner on XP home SP1, Update to SP2 and latest HP driver fixed the issue.
recently HP3050 was reinstalling with a new USB address after every power off. Upgrade to SP3 and changed model to HP1319 fixed.
Check your security settings: HP installer tries to install some hidden programs (rootkit?) clearly conflicting with some security protection (specially if you are using some hidden program installer as AOL or Symantec)).
1) check all your security protection: AV, Firewall, policy you set, disable what you do not need.
2) update your windows installer
be sure you have an update windows (are you on XP SP1?)
3) I recommend you uninstall all your USB printer and remove all your HP device:
Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall any HP or unknown device under Printers.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.
When this is done, reboot TWICE.
4) reinstall your Prt driver BEFORE connecting the printer

Let me know is this is fixing your issue.

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Brother does not develop drivers for windows 98 for this brother printer.
You can only upgrade your pc with windows 2000 or windows XP when you want to use it on this PC.

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I have just purchased a Deskjet D1560 ptinter,I am a bit of a novice and have an old computer it is a Windows 98 can I use this printer on this computer and also what kind of USB cable do I need?

Drivers for Win '98 may not be available for this printer. Checked HP's website online manual. Nothing is said about support for Win '98. Options- upgrade your computer to Win XP (you might need some hardware upgrades, RAM, Hard disk etc.). Purchase a new or newer computer. There is the possibility you might be able to use drivers for an older HP Deskjet, such as the DJ694 or DJ8xx series. Drivers are downloadable from HP's website.

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Try hooking it directly to the parallel port (shut the PC and printer down before doing so).

Upon restart, Windows will detect it, and may or may not "know" the model, so you may have to choose it from the dropdown boxes.

If it works when directly connected, you will need to either locate drivers for the adapter (if any), or manually configure it under the printer port properties.

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