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I purchased an Inland Pro PCI USB 2.0 2-Port PCI card (Item#: 08335) at Fry's after work today. I am experiencing the exact same issue as plus613 with my PCI USB card. The card is detected by Windows, drivers are installed, two VIA Rev 5 or later USB Universal Host Controllers appear in the Device Manager... and absolutely nothing plugged into the card is recognized. I've tried my iPhone, 2G iPod Shuffle and a plethora of flash drives.
So... back to Fry's after work tomorrow to look for a PCI USB card that is not based on a VIA chipset.
Two steps forward. One step back.
Maybe Apple, Intel or Gigabyte will resolve this issue and save me the trouble?
*Crosses fingers and holds breath*
EDIT: I've now also experienced a BSoD caused by the PCI USB card. So if you try the "Buy a PCI card" workaround, avoid anything with a VIA chipset unless it has a Windows 7 cert (note that this card is Windows Vista certified but apparently doesn't like Windows 7 x64).
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I just found this thread regarding the VIA USB cards. Basically, it looks like a no-go. This guy had the same issues (nothing being recognised), tried an nVidia-based one and it worked.
The VIA card gave me a BSOD in Vista, W7 and XP.. so really I just think their drivers are poor. I've since removed it from my system.
I wonder how I go about finding an nVidia based USB PCI card. This problem is just getting more and more annoying!
I also have this exact problem, I have a P55 UD4 board, with windows 7 ultimate 64.
I get the unknown error when I try to sync.
I have managed to get around it so far by constantly changing the compatibility mode each time I run it. This has allowed me to connect the phone for a sync at least, but if I take it out and reconnect, I get the unknown error again, and have to go into properties and pick another random version of windows. So far most of them seem to work, particularly XP SP2, although in saying this, sometimes they seem to randomly not work sometimes.....
The whole thing is very frustrating. Hopefully Gigabyte might address this when he problem becomes wider spread.
I've just been and bought a Belkin 3 port USB 2 PCI card, model F5U219 Rev:9-LF.
I'm at work at the moment, so can't try until tonight. I bought it because quite clearly the big chip on it says NEC not VIA. $29AUD from an expensive brand of electronics shop. It's similar to this one
I'll let you know tonight how I go .... fingers crossed. I've had enough of this issue and so far it's wasted $55 on USB cards that I really shouldn't need.
Alright, this is officially beyond a joke. I get EXACTLY the same results with the new card as the last one.
It appears in control panel / system / hardware as "NEC USB Controller" or whatever it is.. all says it's working fine.. but still NOTHING I plug into it responds.
So, there's either something in the GA-P55-UD4P bios that I've missed, or there's something in Windows that needs to be enabled. I don't know what. Does anybody have a clue what might be wrong? I've now got 2 unusable PCI USB cards. Interestingly, both bluescreen my PC when I shut down. They're completely different chipsets, completely different cards.
I don't think it's Apple's fault, the problem seems to lie with the gigabyte board.
I'm glad you mentioned about buying the other PCI card and that it also didn't work and blue screened your computer.
I also had the same problem, I bought the USB card with the VIA chipset, and when I plugged it in a got the same problems as you, no devices being detected, and the occasional blue screen of death. I was actually going to take it back tomorrow,and swap it for another one, but after hearing of your experience I'm not going to bother now.
I'm seriously at my wits end now trying to figure out this problem. As I mentioned before,the only fix that I have found so far is to change the compatibility mode each time I run it. This is not reliable and doesn't always work but I can occasionally sync my phone.
I guess the only thing can hope for now is an updated firmware from gigabyte, or a Windows update that rectifies the problem somehow.
and while I'm here might I point out to Apple, I do want to install your bloatware when I install itunes just want itunes, in fact I don't even really want iTunes either, it has to be the worst piece of crap ever made for windows...I can only assume that Apple do it on purpose to make people hate Microsoft even more and maybe switch to their overpriced pretty computers(which I happen to own as well).
It's not the Gigabyte board, it's the P55 chipset. As was said above, it also happens on ASUS boards, MSI boards, etc. The one thing that's been in common is the P55 chipset from Intel, and I think that's the issue.
Either the phone or itunes is not compatible with that, or Windows isn't. The fix may come in the form of a driver from Gigabyte, but it might also come in the form of a firmware update for the phone or a software update for itunes. It really could be anything.
I don't have the abilities to try and figure out where the problems lie, I just know I, and many others, are experiencing them -- and it's driving me mad.
The reason it's such a pain is my music collection currently stands at around 130GB.. which is way too much to copy to my 80GB MacBook Air's HD, so I can't sync off that. So I NEED the PC.
Yep, same problem here. Asus Maximus III Formula board (P55 chipset) with an i7-860, Windows 7 64-bit and latest iTunes. Spent a couple days fighting with this problem until I discovered this thread. Now I'm wondering how long it will be before Apple and/or Intel figure out that 1) there is a problem, 2) what exactly the problem is, and 3) release a fix for it. I have a feeling it's going to take a while.
All my other USB devices work fine. However, the iPhone is the only mobile device I've ever had that WON'T charge when plugged into the USB port of a sleeping computer (even a computer where syncing works without issues). Seems there's something "special" about the iPhone and its USB connection.
I figured out there was something wrong going on with my RAM. Removed my RAM modules, plugged them into 2 other ports - I'd originally put them into the wrong slots - and did some memory setup in the BIOS.
It now seems to work fine. No more 'this is a new iPhone' screens, sync is dead fast, it is now transferring loads of podcasts onto the phone.
I just hope it lasts!
There really was some progress in the last step I took, I even had a full iPhone backup done in just a few seconds.
But that was it, I now am back to the 'new iPhone' screen.
Knowing if RAM is the issue for sure requires my changing my DDR3 modules for some that are gigabyte-approved.
I also have just seen iTunes 9.0.2 is available for download, I'll see if it helps.
Just came across this thread via http://www.theregister.co.uk/2009/10/30/iphonep55problems/
I have had this problem since my new build last month:
Intel Core i7-860
Corsair TwinX XMS3 DDR-1333 8Gb
Intel X25-M SSDSA2MH080G2C1 80Gb
Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
Having the iPhone plugged into any USB port does improve stability and cannot be relied on. All other USB devices work regardless of port / hub connection.
I'm wondering why this thread has been running since 12th September and there's been no comment from Apple - is this normal customer service?