Re: Cannot install any USB devices
> Having searched other forums for a fix to this problem, I actually have now
> happened across the answer. After Windows attempts to download the driver
> from Windows Update, it asks you to insert the disk if you have it. When you
> go on to the next screen and specify where you want Windows to search for the
> drivers, point to windows/system32 folder and tick the include subfolders
> box. Works every time, but I do have to ask why has a bug of this size
> managed to get into the release copy of Vista, as surely the hardware wizard
> should know that this is one of the places?
The answer is given below. The hardware wizard searches the INFCACHE.1
file before it starts to look elsewhere for drivers. If that file
contains bad information (which yours does) then the wizard get
confused. Deleting the corrupt cache file is the correct workaround
until MS issues a fix for this bug, which they are working on now.
> "Don" wrote:
>> leepeth wrote:
>>> I've just installed Vista, but since I have I cannot get any USB devices on
>>> my computer to work now... Everything was working fine before the upgrade,
>>> but now everytime I plug anything in Windows attempts to find the drivers...
>> Sounds like the common problem that your C:\windows\inf\INFCACHE.1 file
>> has become corrupted. The workaround is to delete that file, but you
>> will need to edit its file permissions to grant Full Control to the
>> Users group before you will be allowed to delete it.