Sunday, December 14, 2014

Windows 8 Usb Hub Problems


Well its been a long time since I have posted anything on here. I also do not post windows related information but I thought this may be useful as I did not find any help scouring the web myself. I have a Home built machine I put WIN 8 on for work purposes and it has a 6 port Rosewill Hub/Card reader in it. a few times in the past the hub has stopped working and the only fix was a reboot. I knew there had to a service somewhere I could restart to get it to come back online without a reboot. Microsoft’s web site even goes as far as telling you to remove the usb devices in the device manager reboot and let it rediscover them. I don’t know about anyone else but I don’t have time for all that. So the hunt was on and What I discovered while looking in the device manager under usb devices (I had to look at them all until I found the right one) properties/advanced is a magic [reset hub] button? why I couldn’t find that on Microsoft's website is beyond me. I hope this will help someone down the road someday, I know I opened about 50 sites before I decided to sleuth it out on my own.