Usb 2.0

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  1. Lee

    Lee New Member

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    My Motherboard has several USB 2.0 slots.
    After reinstalling Windows XP Pro and connecting my external harddrive it pops up everytime its powered on saying "This device can perform faster if you connect it to a USB 2.0 host contoller" All of these slots are USB 2.0, what am I missing??

    Thanks!
     
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    Sounds like you need to download a service pack. Most 2.0 mobos have a deal with MS where Windows 2.0 drivers only work on SP1 or greater (which would now be SP2). Short of that, you have just old school usb. The purpose of this is to verfiy that you're using a legit copy of windows, as the service packs, unlike the other updates, check your product key. If you have a legit copy, or a keygen, you should be fine.
     
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    Before reinstalling Windows it worked great, ran at 2.0 speed.

    Everything is legit, full copy of windows that was bought. I have all available service packs and updates that MS has offered.
     
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    You probably need to install the USB 2.0 drivers from the motherboard CD that came with the machine. That's what I had to do with my Asus P4P800SE to use 2.0.

    If you do not have them, I'm sure you can go on the web to get them.
     
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    do *not* use the drivers from the CD. remove the controller from device manager, reboot, and use the sp2 drivers
     
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    This is also true. It helps if you actually install the 2.0 drivers. Windows, by itself, only has the basic ones I think.
     
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    The cd drivers should be fine, though newer ones may be available for download. Download vs cd isn't usually an issue though, unless it's for a video card.
     
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    actually, many cd's do not come with usb2 drivers, and those that do usually have a notice warning you NOT to use them on XP.
     
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    Ditto, zero issues using the CD drivers unless SP2 automatically updated them when I installed it.
     
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    :bsflag:
    1st, wft kind of company would not support their own product with drivers? 2nd, wtf kind of company, in the past 4 years or so, would not make drivers compatible with XP? If it's the driver cd that came with the 2.0 mobo, then they damn well will be on there. Your second statement is also complete bs.

    The only thing you could possibly be refering to is the Windows warning that a driver has not been tested by them personally and is not part of their "approved" compatibility list. This in no way means it won't work though. Of course, this was more common when XP just came out and is rarely seen anymore.
     
  11. i have an asus p4p800, im not sure if the SE or what ever type but if i look on the mobo it just says p4p800 which im probably guessing its just that. where oculd i go to find the drivers for my mobo i.e. usb2 and od the drivers come in an install program where they just allocate themselves?
     
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    you're a fucking dumbass, and here's the proof:

    http://dlsvr03.asus.com/pub/ASUS/misc/utils/ich5usb2_2K.zip

     
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    If you think what you said = what they said, you might as well stop posting now.
    :mamoru:

    But since reading comprehension seems to own you, let me clarify.
    They DO provide drivers for usb2.0, proving your first assertion false. Secondly, they did not "warn" against squat. All they said was that their own drivers may not be necessary if you have SP1/2 as it should natively support it anyway.
     
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    see how "DO NOT" is in caps? You just can't fucking read.
     
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    "DO NOT need to" != "omgz0r this will break your pc if you do"
     
  16. jolly, can i use the link u provided for my usb2 driver ? also u got a link i could use for my ethernet driver? there's a question mark by it also in my device manager
     
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    omfg, quit correcting eachothers grammar and help the guy out here.

    i would do what jolly said and uninstall and CD drivers you tried, then install necessary drivers that come with the SP1/2 (w/e u r using). Using CD drivers might owrk, however they might also be OUTDATED. i buy PCI modems that include 2002 drivers lol. Using Windows update feature will almost always guarantee up to date drivers for your computer.
     
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    Start here:
    http://usa.asus.com/products/mb/mbindex.htm
    They have numerous mobos in the P4P800 series (Socket 478). However, none seem to be "basic", they all have -E, S, X, Deluxe, ect. It's possible that they all share many common drivers. Often, a series will have the same hardware for the most part, so they all my have the same NIC, for instance. The "Marvell 88E8001 Gigabit Lan Controller supporting 10/100/1000 BASE-T Ethernet" seems a likely candidate, though a couple of them have a "Intel 10/100 Mbps LAN". It would help to know exactly which model you have, but in any case, it's not really hard to narrow it down.
     
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    Should work fine either way, really
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    There's not much "might" about it. A driver cd comes with hardware for a reason ..because it works, made specifically for that very hardware. And so what if it's outdated? It's not like video drivers where you wanna tweak performance. It performs a very simple task by comparison, and it either works or it doesn't. Might as well worry about having outdated mouse and keyboard drivers while you're at it. I'll admit, though, I'm usually inclined to download drivers from an official site than use the cd, just because they will probably be more recent. However, it's certainly easier to go with the cd than to track down the right downloads. You can download the wrong drivers, but the cd will be right (unless they shipped the wrong one :noes: )
    That's funny. In my experience, I've learned to avoid Windows Update drivers like the plague. But I suppose even they still have a reasonable chance of working. Official manufacturer/vendor drivers are what I'd recommend above all, I'd call MS drivers more of a last resort..
     
  20. can i get a link from someone for an ethernet driver that might work?? once again i have an asus p4p800 mobo. the link that jollyogre gave me for the usb driver seems to be working just fine.
     
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    this is just WRONG. For example, the CPU hot-fix included with the Asus CDs actually causes system instability with SP2... You need to use the SP2 CPU driver...
     
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    Yeah, that's great. What a wonderfully specific example that is. I'm sure that sort of thing is a rule more than an exception. :rolleyes: (which model? How old? Made before or after SP2?)
     
  23. should i have not used the driver u included at first, for the usb2 ? cause it was working fine. all i need now is to handle the ethernet driver problem, would this make my internet faster ?
     
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    probably not. run a speed test.
     
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    bottom line -- using driver from cd : problematic. using drivers from manufacturers website (latest drives) fine.

    The CD requires exceptions... the website, does not.
     

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