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Before telling my problem, I need to tell you guys one thing. I searched Google, Superuser and StackOverflow a lot and I can't find anything useful.

I use a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine with Intel i3 processor, 4 GB RAM. Its motherboard is ECS H55H-CM. From yesterday no USB devices are working - keyboard, mouse, pendrives, card readers, printer. Am using PS/2 mouse and keyboard now.

Here is the Device Manager.

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As you see there, the USB controllers (Intel (R) 5 Series/3400 series Chipset family USB Enhanced Host Controller) was mentioned below Huawei Mobile Connect. After an unistall and restart they started to appear under Other Devices.

This is the error when I looked in the properties - "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28) This operation requires an interactive window station. To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver."

  • I tried unplugging and plugging many times.
  • Tried to install drivers, and still nothing happens. Device Manager is the same even after installing drivers.
  • Uninstalled each USB controller and restarted my system.
  • Scanned for hardware changes.

I tried each and everything I saw in many websites and nothing did any good. So what should I do to make the USB devices working ?


This is the report by Microsoft FixIt. enter image description here


Tried SFC.exe/scannow. This is result. enter image description here


Update

As a last try I uninstalled both the 'Other Devices'(refer first image) and restarted my system. After restarting 7 Found New Hardware windows appeared I choose 'Ask Me Later'. Then I connected USB Mouse, Pen drive, printer and keyboard. All devices worked except keyboard. So I removed USB keyboard and plugged PS/2 keyboard. Now the Device Manager looks like this -

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If I select to install drivers when the 'Found New Hardware' window appears none of the USB devices work. Now only USB keyboard is not working. I have to choose 'Ask Me Later' option every time I strats my system to make the USB devices work.

How can I solve this issue fully ?


Update

The Hardware ID's of the Unknown Devices are:

  1. USB\ROOT_HUB20&VID8086&PID3B34&REV0006
  2. USB\ROOT_HUB20&VID8086&PID3B3C&REV0006
  3. USB\VID_8087&PID_0020&REV_0000
  4. USB\VID_8087&PID_0020&REV_0000
  • What is the error shown, if you look at the device properties? – Kinnectus Oct 1 '15 at 8:16
  • @BigChris This is the error - "The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28) This operation requires an interactive window station. To reinstall the drivers for this device, click Reinstall Driver." – Tomin Jacob Oct 2 '15 at 4:15
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    Everything is pointing to the drivers not being installed for the devices... Can you install the Intel Driver Update Utility? Can you paste up the hardware IDs of the missing devices and the drivers/versions of what is supposedly already installed? – Kinnectus Oct 4 '15 at 8:58
  • @BigChris Please send a link to download Intel Driver Utility. I already downloaded something like this and installed, but it didn't solved the problem. – Tomin Jacob Oct 5 '15 at 0:42
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    Try To Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters Registry Values. The latest chipset driver seem to be this one from 2011 (!), which might not fit Win2008 R2. If no go, try these repair methods for Windows. – harrymc Oct 7 '15 at 8:06
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Try To Delete the UpperFilters and LowerFilters Registry Values, using regedit to access the subkey for your device at :
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Class.

Try the latest chipset driver for your device, although dating from 2011 (!) it might not fit Windows 2008 R2 (in that case stay with the generic driver furnished by Windows):
Intel® 5500/5520/3400 Chipset Driver for Windows.

If nothing works, try these repair methods for Windows :

  • Boot into "repair your computer / Command prompt", cd to X:\sources\recovery and launch startrep.exe.
  • Run chkdsk C: /f and then chkdsk c: /r, just in case
  • As last measure, Perform an In-Place Upgrade.

Ensure having good backups before starting.


From your last edit, it seems that Windows installs the wrong USB driver for your motherboard.

Driver Scape has various drivers that you might try, especially the ones for System & Chipset, while continuing with blocking Windows from updating them. Driver Scape is commercial, but the drivers it lists are free to download from the manufacturer. You can click on any driver in the list to go into its details, then google for it with the version number.

For example, searching for "Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 3B26 9.1.9.1006" got me this website where the driver seems downloadable. I would verify first each download using VirusTotal.

This is a long search and some of the drivers you will find might not fit your hardware, since websites like Driver Scape tend to list too many drivers so as to attract paying customers.


You can also find drivers to your devices in Device Manager : Right-click the device and in its Properties go to the Details tab and use the value of Hardware Ids to identify the device. For more info see the article : How to Find Drivers for Unknown Devices in the Device Manager.

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  • I found UpperFilters, but not LowerFilters. What to do, clean UpperFilters ? How to boot into "Repair your computer/CMD" ? I don't get it. – Tomin Jacob Oct 8 '15 at 9:04
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    From your last edit, it seems that Windows installs the wrong drivers for your motherboard. Driver Scape has various drivers for it. You might try them, especially the ones for System & Chipset, while continuing with blocking Windows from updating them. – harrymc Oct 8 '15 at 19:32
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    These drivers are free to download from the manufacturer. You can click on a driver in the list to go into its details, then google for it with the version number. For example, searching for "Intel(R) 5 Series/3400 Series Chipset Family 2 port Serial ATA Storage Controller 3B26 9.1.9.1006" got me this website where the driver seems downloadable. I would also verify before using each download using VirusTotal. – harrymc Oct 9 '15 at 5:45
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    Windows Server 2008 R2 is the server variant of Windows 7, so a driver for W7 will do. You might try one of these free driver update tools, but don't update devices that work well. One or two of these should do the work for you. – harrymc Oct 13 '15 at 7:28
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    Or I have also heard mentioned Unknown Device Identifier. – harrymc Oct 13 '15 at 7:49
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"From yesterday no USB devices are working"

If this happened suddenly the USB controller may have failed.

  1. Insert a USB key
  2. Reboot the machine and see if the BIOS sees it as a boot device
  3. If it does, its a software problem, somethings wrong in windows. If it doesnt, the board is dead, RMA it.
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  • My keyboard and mouse works until the device starts booting. After that it won't work. While turning the system on the keyboard and mouse blinks. – Tomin Jacob Oct 3 '15 at 4:45
  • To clarify, a USB keyboard works for bios interaction, but stops once the OS begins to load? – Linef4ult Oct 3 '15 at 7:28
  • Yes. Both keyboard and mouse stops working when OS starts to load. – Tomin Jacob Oct 3 '15 at 7:58
  • Ok cool, its confirmed as software so. Try SFC.exe /scannow next – Linef4ult Oct 3 '15 at 10:39
  • I updated my question and you see the result for SFC.exe/scannow – Tomin Jacob Oct 4 '15 at 7:43
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Try with USBDeview

Make sure that USB device was appearing over at the connected lists,try to enable it from there ,Apart from that check the following :

Check whether it was disabled at one of the methods listed over here

also check this Microsoft Forum ,make a note that if your system is idle for more than 1 hour the USB might not work properly and list out at device manager

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  • How to download USBDeview ? I can't find any link or option to download it there. – Tomin Jacob Oct 8 '15 at 9:19
  • updated link,you could find at the end of the page below the feedback – BlueBerry - Vignesh4303 Oct 8 '15 at 9:23
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It may be a long shot, but check your local policy for "Removable Disks:Deny read access".

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  • It is all 'Not configured'. What to do now ? – Tomin Jacob Oct 3 '15 at 4:43
  • Again, another long shot, perhaps check to see if your antivirus or endpoint software (if installed) is disabling the ports. – Fergus Oct 3 '15 at 15:56
  • No, my antivirus is Quick Heal and it is not disabling the ports. – Tomin Jacob Oct 4 '15 at 7:31
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After 3 days trying a lot of things. I uninstalled USBPcap from From programs and features and now everything works like before.

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Or you try an older USB-Hub. This is what I tried and it worked immediately. USB 2.0 and USB 3.0 is not that compatible, as promised. ;-)

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