USB Mass storage devices fail to install

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Hardware' started by Gary G. Little, Sep 20, 2006.

  1. This happened first on an upgrade from XP SP2 to RC1, and now on a clean
    install. None of my USB mass storage devices would appear in Disk
    Management or Computer. Looking at error messages I was seeing a driver
    failed to install with a bad parameter. I did a clean install and all of
    them appear. However, while working with a 120 GB Seagate FDE, I ran that
    unlock utility which changes the capacity of the drive. When first installed
    an FDE drive is limited to a partition of 8 meg, requiring the user to
    unlock the drive to get the full benefits of FDE and all those gigabytes.
    However, again during the install, or reconcilitation of drivers, I can only
    assume USB since perse there is no driver for a disk on a Windows system,
    the driver failed with "bad paramter". Any thoughts?

    System: Precision M70, Pentium M 2.13 GHz
    Hitachi 60GB HDD
    1 G RAM

    Gary G. Little
     
    Gary G. Little, Sep 20, 2006
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  2. Gary G. Little

    sbok Guest

    Yes,I have the same problems.
    None of my usb-disks (included usb-disk,usb-hdd,psp,card reader...) can be
    installed for the drivers.
    1st, vista will find a new hardware,then it reports "search for a friver?"
    both choose auto or manully will get the same answer "can not find the
    driver".
    2nd, I tried the way as WINXP: delete the USB roots' drivers (3 in my
    laptop). In XP, it will auto-rescan the drivers for USB roots,then find the
    sub-hardwares (ex:USB mass storage drvices). But in RC1, USB roots cant be
    install for the driver either... So, nothing found then.
    Whats up!

    VISTA RC1 x86 5600
    AMD MT-28
    2G DDR
    100G HDD HT
     
    sbok, Sep 21, 2006
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  3. Gary G. Little

    sbok Guest

    Yes,I have the same problems.
    None of my usb-disks (included usb-disk,usb-hdd,psp,card reader...) can be
    installed for the drivers.
    1st, vista will find a new hardware,then it reports "search for a friver?"
    both choose auto or manully will get the same answer "can not find the
    driver".
    2nd, I tried the way as WINXP: delete the USB roots' drivers (3 in my
    laptop). In XP, it will auto-rescan the drivers for USB roots,then find the
    sub-hardwares (ex:USB mass storage drvices). But in RC1, USB roots cant be
    install for the driver either... So, nothing found then.
    Whats up!

    VISTA RC1 x86 5600
    AMD MT-28
    2G DDR
    100G HDD HT
     
    sbok, Sep 21, 2006
    #3
  4. Gary G. Little

    sbok Guest

    Yes,I have the same problems.
    None of my usb-disks (included usb-disk,usb-hdd,psp,card reader...) can be
    installed for the drivers.
    1st, vista will find a new hardware,then it reports "search for a friver?"
    both choose auto or manully will get the same answer "can not find the
    driver".
    2nd, I tried the way as WINXP: delete the USB roots' drivers (3 in my
    laptop). In XP, it will auto-rescan the drivers for USB roots,then find the
    sub-hardwares (ex:USB mass storage drvices). But in RC1, USB roots cant be
    install for the driver either... So, nothing found then.
    Whats up!

    VISTA RC1 x86 5600
    AMD MT-28
    2G DDR
    100G HDD HT
     
    sbok, Sep 21, 2006
    #4
  5. Gary G. Little

    sbok Guest

    OK,Gary. By wasting whole night's time, I found out the solution.
    Simple browse the drivers from "x:\windows(include the subdirs)". OK!
     
    sbok, Sep 22, 2006
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