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Old 06-08-2004, 01:55 PM   #1
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windows problem after mandrake installation

I have just installed mandrake 9.1 on my computer on a new hard disk
I had removed the old hard disk with windows XP.
after the installation of mandrake, I removed the hard disk (with mandrake) and I put back the other disk with windows XP but unfortunately now windows do not recognize my USB devices.
I checked from BIOS and all the USB options are enabled like always.
Is there any possibility that mandrake made a change to my hardware?

Old 06-08-2004, 02:05 PM   #2
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When you say "removed" did you physically remove it from your computer or only disable it in your BIOS?
Linux installation doesn't use the BIOS and still 'sees' all harddisks as long as they are connected to the IDE cable + power.
Even so ... how about restarting XP with your USB priter/camera/etc connected. It might recognise them as new.
Old 06-08-2004, 03:13 PM   #3
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No I mean physically removed the disk from the computer.

Now I notticed that the winxp device manager says that I do not have a USB controller driver installed.
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have you checked to see if linux doesnt see your usb devices either? maybe you just had a hardware failure.
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Problem solved

Although I don't know how that happened, I found out that I need to install service pack 1 and a hotfix for USB.
I installed them both and now everything is OK

Thanx guys for trying to help me!


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