Problem connecting a USB device. Breadboarded USBasp programmer circuit detected as 'Other Device' on connecting to PC. Answered
I am trying to build a USBasp programmer with the ATmega 8 microcontroller and have successfully breadborded it along with the other passive elements.
The problem arose when on connecting with the PC through a USB cable, a message flickered saying that the device has malfunctioned and won't work correctly. Further the progammer was listed as 'Other Device' in the Device manager of Windows xp. Even when I try to manually load the driver for the USBasp, the wizard said that it couldn't find a better driver than the present one and didn't load the actual driver(lib_usb.dll).
USBasp is compatible with Windows xp which is my current OS.