Help with a borked install?
June 7, 2013 9:26 PM   Subscribe

Attempted to install LIBUSB-win32-filter-bin-0.1.122 without using compatibility mode. Now none of the peripherals are working, except for the trackpad and keyboard.

Asking for a friend:

Attempted to install LIBUSB-win32-filter-bin-0.1.122 (on a Dell Inspiron E1505 / Win 7) without using compatibility mode. Now none of the peripherals are working, except for the trackpad and keyboard.


Things he already tried (via google search):
1. uninstalling/reinstalling in compatibility mode
2. uninstall/reboot in safe mode and deleting the LIBUSB0.dll and LIBUSB0.sys/reboot
3. using Regedit and removing all references to LIBUSB

We need some ideas for fixing this, and it's about 11pm here so AskMe is our best shot at a fast answer. Help!
posted by polly_dactyl to Computers & Internet (5 answers total)
 
The usual way to handle this kind of thing is to retreat to a system restore point.
Open System Restore by clicking the Start button Picture of the Start button, clicking All Programs, clicking Accessories, clicking System Tools, and then clicking System Restore.‍ Administrator permission required If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 9:43 PM on June 7, 2013


Tried that, there weren't any system restore points. Thank you though CP!
posted by polly_dactyl at 10:03 PM on June 7, 2013


There are always restore points, unless you have disabled the mechanism. There's a box in the lower left corner that says "Show more restore points". There should be a lot of them. (Every time you install patches from Windows Update it creates one.)
posted by Chocolate Pickle at 10:06 PM on June 7, 2013


Sorry - that's what he told me to say. We tried it and the only restore point was from after he had already rebooted a couple of times in his initial attempts to fix this. Even when checking the "show more restore points" box, there is only the one option. He's sitting right here though, so we are still listening.
posted by polly_dactyl at 10:16 PM on June 7, 2013


Um. We fixed it! What a waste of a %$#& question!
(He says that he went back to safe mode and uninstalled everything again, just in case other people need this info.)

Thanks and goodnight.
posted by polly_dactyl at 10:24 PM on June 7, 2013


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