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USB MIDI instrument works on XP but not Vista

December 24, 2010 at 20:23:47
Specs: Windows 7, 4GB
Well I have a MIDI keyboard instrument that was working on my Win7 x64 machine, with proper drivers, and then it just stopped. I get this error message "Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)". Oddly it works on an XP machine I tried, while it fails on other Win7 and Vista machines I've tried, with at least four different USB cords of lengths 3, 6 (2x), and 12 feet. Could this device have gotten damaged? If so, is there any way to have it detected in Win7, considering it works in XP still?

If anyone is wondering it's a Yamaha ez-250i keyboard instrument.

Also, I used a 12 foot usb cord. I remember reading something about USB only being designed for 6 feet or so, could this have damaged the device? Thanks.

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December 24, 2010 at 23:40:54
if it works on xp machines the item is obviously not damaged.
plug it into the win 7 machine, open device manager, uninstall the item and remove all drivers, then right click on the upper computer icon choose scan for hardware changes, it should reinstall the correct drivers and be working,
you could also try running it in compatability mode

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December 26, 2010 at 23:50:34
Well thanks you were right it wasn't a hardware failure, I reformatted my computer, needed to anyway, and it works again. Doesn't explain why it is detected as a malfunctioning device on the other Windows Vista and later machines I've tried it on, but that isn't really a problem, just leaves me curious. For the record, if something like this happens again how could I remove a driver, say if it isn't listed in programs and features (add or remove programs) and the device shows up as unknown device?

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December 27, 2010 at 02:17:18
same as the 1st comment, remove the item from device anfd there is a check box to remove the drivers..check and there it is driverless.

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