When I try to instal a Brother MFE 240 printer on my windows xp desktop I am getting this message, 'One of the usb devices attached to this computer has malfunctioned and windows does not recognise it.' I tried connecting up a second usb cable in case the first one was damaged in some way and atill got the same message. Help much appreciated
In XP, after a USB port isn't used for a long while the USB driver built into the OS sets the OHCI controller to suspend. When you plug a device back in, it can sometimes fail to 'wake up' properly. This problem was supposedly fixed in SP1 but there is a related registry hack that may still be able to help.