USB Drivers Installed Correctly but Cannot See Audio or MIDI Ports in Recording Software in Windows XP or 2000

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The problem is probably caused by a 10 USB driver limitation in Windows XP/2000.

Click on "Start" and choose "Run," then type in "cmd" as the command line. Click "OK" and a DOS prompt will open. Type the following commands one line at a time, hitting enter after each:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1
start devmgmt.msc

The Device Manager will now open up, so click on the View menu and choose "Show Hidden Devices."

Look through the device manager carefully and note that there are a lot of drivers with a kind of translucent colored icon next to them. These are what are called "ghosting" or otherwise nonpresent drivers your computer is remembering in case you were to ever use the device again later. They can also be drivers that do system functions and are hidden by default, or partially installed or corrupted driver install attempts, all sorts of
things really.

Look under these categories in particular:

+Human Interface Devices
+Other Devices
+Sound, video and game controllers
+Universal serial bus controllers

Obviously you would want to uninstall any driver that shouldn't be there, but pay particular attention to things like these:

USB Composite Device
Composite USB Device
USB Audio Device
USB Human Interface Device
USB Device
Unknown Device
*3rd party USB drivers no longer in use or installed multiple times. *Edirol drivers you are having problems installing.

Delete these or any driver duplicates and then restart your computer. After you have completed these instructions your Edirol driver should be reinstalled to end the procedure. MIDI and audio ports will then be visible in your software.