USB Drivers for Windows® ME
Issues with USB drivers for Windows® ME.
Windows® ME is an operating system developed by Microsoft®. Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a technology for high-speed data transfer over a cable. It is often used for connecting keyboards, mice, and portable data storage to computers. USB is very user-friendly and could be easily get connected to the USB devices of the computer. You need not turn off the computer to install the devices. Windows® ME supports hardware devices that are connected using USB. USB Controllers are small pieces of hardware that allows your computer to operate USB connections. These controllers need software drivers to operate properly. Hence, USB drivers are to be installed with Windows® ME for the devices connected to work properly. USBIO is a generic USB device driver that provides Win32 applications with direct access to USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 devices. It could be used with any kind of USB device. It supports low-speed, full-speed, high-speed mode and USB functionality as implemented in Windows®. The drivers could be installed either by executing the .exe file or by using the ‘Update Driver’ option for ‘Universal Serial Bus Controllers’ in ‘Device Manager’ window.
There are certain issues with USB drivers that should be taken care. Most USB issues could be traced out with one of the conditions given below:
- Malfunctioning or incorrect configuration of hardware
- Out-of-date firmware or BIOS
- Port Not Found/New Hardware Wizard
Malfunctioning or incorrect configuration of hardware
If a device is incorrectly configured into a USB port, it causes the computer to stop responding. In such issues, if you have another computer that is working correctly, try to plug the device into that computer to see whether you encounter the same issue. You could also check the ‘Device Manager’ to be certain that the root hub is functioning correctly. If the root hub is displayed with an exclamation point (!) in yellow color, the device driver needs to be loaded. The device will function properly if appropriate drivers are installed.
Out-of-date firmware or BIOS
The key to all USB devices is the firmware. The USB device's firmware contains all information about the device. A port is not reset until all descriptors in the firmware need to be loaded and verified by the root hub. This is important as it applies to items, such as printers and modems. You need to be sure that you have the most up-to-date firmware that is available for both your computer's BIOS and each device.
When you connect your hardware, Windows® pop up with a New Hardware Wizard window. This is because the driver is not registered during installation. Then follow the new hardware wizard and selecting automatic installation. Also try unplugging and then plugging the device.