Search the newsgroups on the web, and you will find hundreds of desperate Windows 98 SE user who are facing this problem The lightballs will not lit when the USB hub is inserted in the computer's USB port. Instead an "Unknown Device" is being installed in the Device Manager, and no matter what you try to do with the USB items in the Device Manager (update drivers - delete - reinstall), nothing works. The USB hub will not be activated.
If you have this problem, it may very well be a hardware issue. On the Microsoft website it is stated that if you have
- An AMD processor (running at 350 MHz or faster)
- A VIA Technologies USB controller
there may be problems with the USB hub. See the Microsoft Knowledge Base, article 240075 (support.m
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|Via technologies via tech 3038 pci a usb (Windows 2000 Workstation)||Nov 23, 2005|