The audio from a USB speaker is distorted after you connect an additional USB device to a Windows Vista-based computer


Consider the following scenario. You connect a universal serial bus (USB) speaker to a Windows Vista-based computer. The audio sounds clear. Then, you connect another USB device to the computer. For example, this USB device may be a USB mouse, a USB keyboard, or a USB game controller. In this scenario, the audio from the USB speaker is now distorted. This problem occurs when the computer uses an Open Host Controller Interface (OHCI) controller.


Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack

Hotfix information

Service pack information

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Windows Vista. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
935791 How to obtain the latest Windows Vista service pack
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other previously released hotfixes.

Registry information

To use this hotfix, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.
Windows Vista, x86-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Update.mumNot Applicable2,73322-Oct-200716:02Not Applicable
X86_usb.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20705_none_c9a0c68d2a64e0fb.manifestNot Applicable2,35622-Oct-200716:02Not Applicable
X86_usbport.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20705_none_bc6abf0a1f802ee2.manifestNot Applicable5,87022-Oct-200716:02Not Applicable
Usbd.sys6.0.6000.207055,88821-Oct-200706:45Not Applicable
Windows Vista, x64-based versions
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Amd64_usb.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20705_none_25bf6210e2c25231.manifestNot Applicable2,35822-Oct-200716:06Not Applicable
Amd64_usbport.inf_31bf3856ad364e35_6.0.6000.20705_none_18895a8dd7dda018.manifestNot Applicable5,87222-Oct-200716:06Not Applicable
Update.mumNot Applicable2,74922-Oct-200716:02Not Applicable


To work around this problem, remove the additional USB device, and then restart the computer.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

More Information

For more information, visit the following USB Implementers Forum Web site:Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find technical support. This contact information may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact information.

ID do Artigo: 943599 - Última Revisão: 08/10/2011 - Revisão: 1