What To Do When USB 2.0 Hub Driver Stops Working

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My main computer was having a very annoying problem that prevented me from connecting any USB devices to it. It always prompted a message saying the USB driver cannot be installed. And when I went to the Device Manager, I saw the USB 2.0 Hub driver showing as an unknown device under Other Devices with a yellow exclamation mark on it.

Looks like a new driver was needed. But since USB 2.0 is a generic system driver that doesn’t require any special drivers from 3rd party vendors since XP, where should I go to find and replace the corrupted driver? I’d been scratching my head and was at the edge of going the process of reinstalling everything when I finally found the easy fix. Thanks to Sarkie’s Site.

Here is how:

1. Locate the latest original USB 2.0 driver from the following folder.

%SystemRoot%\system32\DriverStore\FileRepository\usb.inf_xxxxx

Here is what’s on my computer.

Widnows DriverStore

2. Copy everything in that folder to

%SystemRoot%\INF

3. Once done, go back to Device Manager, uninstall USB 2.0 Hub from the list and re-scan for new hardware. The USB 2.0 driver will be installed successfully using the driver we just copied.

It worked like a charm on my computer.

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  1. Thx a lot you made my day man . I spent the whole day trying to fix it after a ‘power surge warning ‘ showed up when I plugged my iphone to get charged , since then nothing worked .printer integrated webcam fingerprint sensor nothing until I crossed this website and found your solution .
    thx again.

  2. hey man, i am very thank ful to you bro, dont know how to say, thanks to you, beleive me this is the great fix of all time, not on youtube, not on google, but u are just my savior

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