Webcam does not work in different USB sockets

  compumac 21:06 02 Mar 2009
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I find that if I move my webcam USB to another USB socket on my seven port USB powered hub it functions spasmodically. It only works every time in the original socket where it was initially installed.

As the Webcam software was installed correctly should it not work in every socket?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:47 02 Mar 2009

No USB port info and drivers for the device are all store in the registry.

  compumac 22:44 02 Mar 2009

Fruit Bat /\0/\
Sorry - don't follow.

  woodchip 22:52 02 Mar 2009

The Cam should be put into the USB that windows knows it was loaded to, as Fruit Bat /\0/\ says above the Install goes into the Registry, so windows knows where and what it is. USB does not mean you can plug and unplug into different USB sockets when drivers have to be loaded for it

  ambra4 02:29 03 Mar 2009

You must use the same USB socket that you first install the USB devices driver from

The USB device will not be seemed if connected to a difference USB socket

In other words once you have connected and installed the driver for the USB device to

a certain USB port on the motherboard it is fixed to that USB port in the OS registry

To move the USB device to a difference USB port on the motherboard you will have to

do a complete new install of the USB device


USB devices that cannot just be moved to a difference USB socket once the driver is

Installed and working

USB Printers, Web Cams, USB Wireless Adapters, Bluetooth Adapters

  compumac 09:54 03 Mar 2009

Fruit Bat/\0/\
Apologies, did not appreciate that the No at the start of your post meant No,it should not work in every socket. I misread the post. Now makes sense.

Thanks for replies.
Will now call it closed

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