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OT: Vista not recognising my PSP (PSP TypeA?)

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    dcshadow

    Hi everyone,
    Forgive me if i am missing the obvious (wife just had a baby boy at the weekend, therefore not much sleep) but I am having major problems trying to get Vista to recognise my PSP (via usb). Connected it to my XP and 2003 boxes with no problems but I can't find any info on how to get VISTA to get passed the 'Identify driver for PSP type A' stage Sad

    Has ANYONE had these problems?
    Has ANYONE found an answer?

    Yours, A very tired and confused

    DC

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    cescotto

    dcshadow wrote:
    Hi everyone,
    Forgive me if i am missing the obvious (wife just had a baby boy at the weekend, therefore not much sleep) but I am having major problems trying to get Vista to recognise my PSP (via usb). Connected it to my XP and 2003 boxes with no problems but I can't find any info on how to get VISTA to get passed the 'Identify driver for PSP type A' stage

    Has ANYONE had these problems?
    Has ANYONE found an answer?

    Yours, A very tired and confused

    DC


    Which drivers does the PSP use on XP/2003? The generic USB mass storage driver?

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    dcshadow

    Hi,
    Yes, USB Mass Storage Device at system32\drivers\USBSTOR.SYS

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    cescotto

    dcshadow wrote:
    Hi,
    Yes, USB Mass Storage Device at system32\drivers\USBSTOR.SYS


    Try doing this:

    - go in c:\windows\inf
    - copy USBSTOR.inf
    - create a folder in c: for example c:\tmp\
    - paste the USBSTOR.inf in that file
    - try to have windows load the drivers from that folder

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    dcshadow

    Doing your implicit "For pete's sake, use the driver you already know about' tactic I have managed to make some progress.

    Now, it is looking for Sony PSP USB device drivers... THIS is fun, never mind changing nappies!

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    dcshadow

    Nope, didnt find a driver for Sony PSP usb device.
    I am seriously amazed that nobody has come across this issue... or has reported its solution.

    ...however, I really appreciate the help your providing!

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    Massif

    When I get home I shall attempt for the first time to connect my PSP to Vista.

    The other possibility is that you may need to update your PSP, what firmware version are you on?

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    cescotto

    This is really weird. Well there's another solution.

    Go in the device manager, right click on the unknown sony PSP device, watch the Vid&Pid in the advanced settings and then edit the USBSTOR.inf file you copied somewhere else and place those values there (search VID in the INF file and you'll see where you should place them, just replace the vid&pid in one of those entries). Then retry installing the drivers from that folder.

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    dcshadow

    Thanks mate, Thought the same thing and yes there was an update - which has now been applied - so now on the latest firmware (3.1.1) - if only it were that simple.

    I was wondering if it was due to a faulty cable, but if that were the case then it wouldnt work on the other PCs.

    ...so, let me know how you get on tonight!

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    cescotto

    dcshadow wrote:
    

    Thanks mate, Thought the same thing and yes there was an update - which has now been applied - so now on the latest firmware (3.1.1) - if only it were that simple.

    I was wondering if it was due to a faulty cable, but if that were the case then it wouldnt work on the other PCs.

    ...so, let me know how you get on tonight!



    Have you tried editing the USBSTOR.inf like I told you?

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    Massif

    Sadly(? For you I guess.), my PSP installed perfectly.

    It's showing up as a Sony PSP USB device. The drivers appear to be a couple of standard drivers (disk.sys and partmgr.sys in Windows\System32\drivers... although there's clearly something a little off about it because one's in Windows\system32\DRIVERS and the other's in Windows\System32\drivers)

    Curious, I'm on Vista x64, and running a slightly old firmware (not the very latest, but definitely v. 3 or above.) upgrading to the latest makes no difference.

    I'm afraid I don't know what the problem you're having is caused by.

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    dcshadow

    hi,
    yeah - resulting in a line under 'sony'
    %USB\VID_054C&PID_01C8.DeviceDesc%=USBSTOR_CB,         USB\VID_054C&PID_01C8

    uninstalled and tried again - to no avail.


    I am not sure when it gets to this kinda thing unfortunately - and the only info i could find that referred to VID/PID etc is the Parent info panel upon the unrecognised Sony PSP USB device Details tab.

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    dcshadow

    grrrr

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    cescotto

    dcshadow wrote:
    

    hi,
    yeah - resulting in a line under 'sony'
    %USB\VID_054C&PID_01C8.DeviceDesc%=USBSTOR_CB,         USB\VID_054C&PID_01C8

    uninstalled and tried again - to no avail.


    I am not sure when it gets to this kinda thing unfortunately - and the only info i could find that referred to VID/PID etc is the Parent info panel upon the unrecognised Sony PSP USB device Details tab.



    I had the same identical problem with a previous install of Vista, pratically Vista wasn't seeing the drivers it ships with: probably the driver database/cache got corrupted however I have no idea if there's a way to reset it.

    The only way to load the driver was to copy the INF file in some other folder and then tell windows to look for the driver in that folder when it asks for the drive position.

    BTW try connecting some other USB device you never installed on Vista and see if you have that problem with those devices, just to be sure it's the same problem I had.

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    dcshadow

    Right, got it !!!

    Taking inspiration from your last message ceScotto, i copied ALL the inf from the Windows\drivers folder into a temp folder and pointed both 'wizards' to that directory.

    Hmm, something stinks me think - and this time it aint the baby. What's going on Microsoft???

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    cescotto

    dcshadow wrote:
    

    Right, got it !!!

    Taking inspiration from your last message ceScotto, i copied ALL the inf from the Windows\drivers folder into a temp folder and pointed both 'wizards' to that directory.

    Hmm, something stinks me think - and this time it aint the baby. What's going on Microsoft???



    Did it work?

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    Skriker V1.0

    Hey another wegie Smiley

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    Sonofsaiyan

    I had this problem for quite a while, in the end the solution to my problem was kinda simple, I had to instal a new copy of usbstor.inf, put it in my windows>inf folder and then point the driver update to that exact file then select the digitally signed mass storage device driver form the list of compatible devices

     

    heres where you can download the file

    http://www.infdump.com/cgi-bin/testwrap/downloadcounts.cgi?rt=count&path=inffiles/U/USBSTOR.INF


    hope this helps, I registered here just to try and give you an answer

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