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[SJ]Pierre61

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Reset USB device from Desktop
« on: August 17, 2009, 08:55:47 pm »
I came across this a little while ago and thought it maybe useful to someone else.
Essentially it allows you to virtually unplug and plug back in any USB device without having to crawl around behind your PC.
Note: I have only used this on 32bit windows XP.

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[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Reset USB device from Desktop
« Reply #1 on: August 17, 2009, 09:24:30 pm »
 Thanks Pete.

looks interesting as I have my stuff plugged into the front plus a usb hub for my wheel+sst, but it is a rather PITA sometimes to unhook everytime I play a non-G25 game or plug in my joystick. This may be quite handy.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Reset USB device from Desktop
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2009, 12:13:34 am »
Peter:

 How does this work?

 I see my things on the list but the only option I get is right clicking and getting a 'reset" thing which seems to do nothing.

 Have I missed something? :cry:

[SJ]Pierre61

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Re: Reset USB device from Desktop
« Reply #3 on: August 18, 2009, 12:26:11 am »
When you execute it you will get a series of pop-ups showing that it has recognised the hubs that the devices are on. Then you get the main application which gives you a hierarchy of the devices. It may take a bit of experimentation to determine which device is which, but if you keep everything plugged into the same ports, you will soon figure out which is your wheel, joystick or whatever. Then to reset your device, just double click on it... it will power down and then back up again.

Remember this is just to emulate unplugging a device and plugging it back in again... as we have to do when out wheels lose centre.

[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Reset USB device from Desktop
« Reply #4 on: August 18, 2009, 12:35:01 am »
OH. I was thinking I could turn it off. Ooops. okay, I get it noow.

[SJ]Stein

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Re: Reset USB device from Desktop
« Reply #5 on: August 18, 2009, 06:08:07 am »
Grinnn Pete... i too was under the first impression that this software can easily clickable be turning your usbports off when desired... so that switching from wings to wheels would be without the knee-injuries..


technically it should be possible to do it softwarematic though... but i guess nobody's bothered with it that much?


Guess you could have em plugged in and just go into control panel, hardware, and just set your controlled to "not use" ...

why'd i never think of that before?


ah hell ... i like the excersize... as long as there's no blokes around!  :P



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[SJ]DenDanger

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Re: Reset USB device from Desktop
« Reply #6 on: August 18, 2009, 03:21:59 pm »
 Didn't know I could do that.....Hmmm....