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How do I get XP to skip installing a driver?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Metspitzer, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Metspitzer

    Metspitzer Flightless Bird

    I have a Sprint cell phone and I only use the USB cable to charge it.
    It takes a long time to search for drivers that aren't there.
    After the long process of searching for drivers there is an option of
    not asking for the drivers anymore. Even though I have selected the
    option of not asking, I still get the search for drivers when I plug
    in the phone.

    How can I stop XP from asking for a driver?
     
  2. Db

    Db Flightless Bird

    it is highly likely that
    this is a not a problem
    do to the operating
    system.

    what I would do is
    to search for an updated
    driver from sprint
    or contact them with
    the problem

    most assuredly you
    are not the only one
    with the problem so
    sprint would have an
    appropriate solution.



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    "Metspitzer" <kilowatt@charter.net> wrote in message
    news:jq0h56t8smgcltnnthpumrivv7sos5qf14@4ax.com...
    > I have a Sprint cell phone and I only use the USB cable to charge it.
    > It takes a long time to search for drivers that aren't there.
    > After the long process of searching for drivers there is an option of
    > not asking for the drivers anymore. Even though I have selected the
    > option of not asking, I still get the search for drivers when I plug
    > in the phone.
    >
    > How can I stop XP from asking for a driver?
     
  3. Shenan Stanley

    Shenan Stanley Flightless Bird

    Metspitzer wrote:
    > I have a Sprint cell phone and I only use the USB cable to charge
    > it. It takes a long time to search for drivers that aren't there.
    > After the long process of searching for drivers there is an option
    > of not asking for the drivers anymore. Even though I have selected
    > the option of not asking, I still get the search for drivers when I
    > plug in the phone.
    >
    > How can I stop XP from asking for a driver?


    Install one.

    What phone is it?

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  4. Greg Russell

    Greg Russell Flightless Bird

    In news:jq0h56t8smgcltnnthpumrivv7sos5qf14@4ax.com,
    Metspitzer <kilowatt@charter.net> typed:

    > I have a Sprint cell phone and I only use the USB cable to charge it.
    > It takes a long time to search for drivers that aren't there.

    ....
    > How can I stop XP from asking for a driver?


    http://lmgtfy.com/?q=sprint+phnoe+usb+driver
     
  5. Metspitzer

    Metspitzer Flightless Bird

    On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 17:28:52 -0500, "Shenan Stanley"
    <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote:

    >Metspitzer wrote:
    >> I have a Sprint cell phone and I only use the USB cable to charge
    >> it. It takes a long time to search for drivers that aren't there.
    >> After the long process of searching for drivers there is an option
    >> of not asking for the drivers anymore. Even though I have selected
    >> the option of not asking, I still get the search for drivers when I
    >> plug in the phone.
    >>
    >> How can I stop XP from asking for a driver?

    >
    >Install one.
    >
    >What phone is it?
    >

    The phone is an M320
    I searched Sprint's site for a driver.
     
  6. Paul

    Paul Flightless Bird

    Metspitzer wrote:
    > On Tue, 3 Aug 2010 17:28:52 -0500, "Shenan Stanley"
    > <newshelper@gmail.com> wrote:
    >
    >> Metspitzer wrote:
    >>> I have a Sprint cell phone and I only use the USB cable to charge
    >>> it. It takes a long time to search for drivers that aren't there.
    >>> After the long process of searching for drivers there is an option
    >>> of not asking for the drivers anymore. Even though I have selected
    >>> the option of not asking, I still get the search for drivers when I
    >>> plug in the phone.
    >>>
    >>> How can I stop XP from asking for a driver?

    >> Install one.
    >>
    >> What phone is it?
    >>

    > The phone is an M320
    > I searched Sprint's site for a driver.


    There is a driver on the Samsung site. Click the "Software" tab.

    http://www.samsung.com/us/support/d...d_mdl_cd=SPH-M320ZSASPR&prd_mdl_name=SPH-M320

    This is the file I got. I had to run this in Wine, to be able
    to get at the INF files.

    http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/c...59_Samsung_USB_Driver_MCCI_4.34_WHQL_v3.4.exe

    The INF files include:

    sscdbus.inf
    sscdsdm2.inf
    sscdw2k.inf

    The hardware that supports is

    USB\VID_04E8&PID_6601
    USB\VID_04E8&PID_6640

    and those entries aren't in usb.ids so I can't "translate that
    to English" :)

    Anyway, maybe that will get rid of the blemish in Device Manager.

    Samsung also has a "PC Studio 7" software, but I'm less clear
    on what phones that supports. That is about a 10x larger download.
    There is a reference to that package here, and there seems to be
    a separate USB driver installer package within PC Studio. I'd only
    start reading this, if the above installer doesn't work.

    http://forumuk.samsungmobile.com/PostsList.aspx?ForumPostID=160434

    It is possible the phone came with a CD, and the CD would have
    had the PC Studio (some version) on it.

    Paul
     
  7. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    Metspitzer wrote:

    > I have a Sprint cell phone and I only use the USB cable to charge it.
    > It takes a long time to search for drivers that aren't there.
    > After the long process of searching for drivers there is an option of
    > not asking for the drivers anymore. Even though I have selected the
    > option of not asking, I still get the search for drivers when I plug
    > in the phone.
    >
    > How can I stop XP from asking for a driver?


    Does the USB device show up in Device Manager (devmgmt.msc)? If so,
    does it have a yellow exclamation mark icon for it? You can right-click
    on the device and select Disable.
     

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