"USB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller intel WiUSB driver not working


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"USB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller intel WiUSB driver not working

This question has been answered by DELL-Chinmay S

there is a warning sign in device manager? how do i re install the driver?

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  • Hi thegreaestone,

    You can install the following chipset drivers for your computer:

    1. Intel Huron River (HM67): http://dell.to/WpdUrX
    2. Intel Management Engine Interface: http://dell.to/XwfXJb
    3. JMicron Card Reader: http://dell.to/XvQG2w
    4. USB 3.0 Host Controller: http://dell.to/XTWepI

    Steps to download drivers:

    • Click on “Download File”.
    • Select “For Single File Download via Browser”.
    • Click on “Download Now”.
    • Save the driver on your desktop.
    • Once the driver is downloaded on the desktop, right click on it and select “Run as administrator”.
    • Follow the prompts on screen and restart your computer.

    If the issue still persists, you can check Intel Driver Update Utility from link: http://intel.ly/RFeALf

    Click on 'Check your system for latest updates' and follow the prompts on screen 

    If the issue still persists, you can follow the steps below that might work for your computer: 

    • Download the inf files: "iusb3hub.inf" and "iusb3xhc.inf"
    • Save it on desktop.
    • Copy and paste the downloaded files on the Usb extracted folder location under Dell > Drivers > Usb 3.0 Extracted Folder: [Intel(R)_USB_3.0_eXtensible_Host_Controller_Driver\Drivers\Win7\x64\]  
    • Restart your computer and see if it works.

    For more information on this, you can refer to link: http://bit.ly/WHwgmh  

    Please reply for further clarifications. 

    Thanks and regards,
    DELL-Chinmay S
    To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go here

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  • Hi thegreaestone,

    Did you try the steps given in previous post? 

    If you get the any error message even after installing the drivers, please share the error message and screenshot (if possible). 

    Please reply with information.

    Thanks and regards,
    DELL-Chinmay S
    To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go here

  • Hi pablotandil,

    You can install the chipset drivers and follow the steps from the previous post (for XPS L502X) and see if it helps. 

    Please reply with information. 

    Thanks and regards,
    DELL-Chinmay S
    To know more about Dell’s products, services and drivers & downloads, please go here

  • If you go onto Intel Driver Update Utility www.intel.com/.../detect It is the intel wiusb driver and it should fix your problem

  • I had this problem and because I have phone support  the Dell tech man took over my machine remotely, and deleted the driver (!).  When he ran 'detect new hardware' nothing happened and the item was missing from device manager. When I protested he really did nothing.  Whatever I do I can't get it back.  Any ideas how to get it back anybody???

  • I am having the same problem on an Inspiron 17R SE that I just got three weeks ago. I have gone to the Dell drivers page for my Service Tag, and have updated everything in the list using the Dell Update Manager for Windows 8. The USB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller still shows an exclamation.

    Should I delete it from the Device Manager and re-boot hoping it picks up the right one? A scan of C: did not turn up a more up-to-date driver.

    Unless it is handled by the general chipset driver, the only one in your list that does not ring a bell is the WiDi, and it doesn't show up in the list for my system, that is sorted for Windows 8 drivers.

    I am hesitant going straight to a driver that is in a Dell forum list and not being recommended as needed by my Service Tag.

    Is it safe to follow these steps for my machine?



  • Hi,

    I have found a solution to this problem. If you go to the Intel Driver Update Utility then it will scan your computer for missing drivers. Install any drivers that it comes up with and it should solve this problem. Hope this helps.

  • Hi have this same problem but with Dell XPS L 702x  I7 2.0 ghz, 16 giga ram nvidia gt 555m --- problem with   USB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller

    witch drivers I suppoustu download for my laptop thanks      

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  • will thiese links also work fot an inspiron 14R N4110 runnng i3-2350/M CPU with 6 gb of memory and win 7 64bit?

  • Does anybody know if these links:

    Intel HM77 Chipset: http://dell.to/U33xdE

    Realtek RTS5179GR USB2.0 Card Reader: http://dell.to/U32OJm

    Intel USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller: http://dell.to/UIHzN1

    Intel Management Engine Interface: http://dell.to/10dTad3

    Intel WiDi driver: http://dell.to/VEO17l

    will work on a inspiron 14R N4110 running i3-2350cpu with 6 gb of ram and also win 7 64 bit???

    Thanks a lot for yur help


    Sam L.

  • hi chinmay this didn work on my dell inspiron 15R 5520 pls help

  • hi,

    Im using inspiron 5520 but it doesnt work after i update wi di.... plz help me out

  • This doesn't work mate...

  • Hi,
    I had the same problem on my Dell Inspiron 17R SE 7720.

    The Device Manager displayed an error for a device called:
    Intel WiUSB >
         USB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller.

    I did some search and found that this problem is occuring not in USB 3.0 drivers or Intel Chipset drivers etc., but in Intel Wireless Display (Intel WiDi) drivers.

    The resolution to this problem according to Intel is:
    Installation of WiDi software version 3.5 or higher.

    You can use download the latest drivers from Intel:

    But Intel says that it only provides generic versions of drivers, and it recommends downloading from the computer manufacturer as there could be some alterations and customizations incorporated by the manufacturer.

    So, I downloaded the latest Drivers for WiDi for my model from Dell support:
    They are available under
    Application > Intel WiDi Application

    It was a 250 MB setup file (Application_Intel_W8_A02_Setup-NPPC8_ZPE.exe)
    I installed it and after reboot, the Device Manager showed no error and it was updated as follows:
    Intel WiUSB >
         USB-IF USB 3.0 Hub
         USB-IF xHCI USB Host Controller

    The setup file updated both the WiDi Application and the Drivers to the new version.
    I hope this helps.

  • Here are some Device Manager's before and after snapshots:

    Intel WiDi device error

    Intel WiDi device error solved with Dell's 'Intel WiDi Application'


  • Hi,

    If i install the updates for widi, the following error is received. Plz help