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HI-SPEED USB host controller


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Seltox

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I've had this problem for a while, but I only just bothered to say anything about it.

I own a Sandisk Cruzer Micro 4gb USB drive, but whenever I plug it into my computer it has a popup saying that i've plugged a HI-SPEED USB device into a low speed USB port or whatever. So when I click on it it brings up the lsit of USB controllers or whatever. Apparently I have 12 USB ports (2 on the front, 4 on the back motherboard I/O, and I've just installed a PCI card with 2 USB and 2 FireWire ports, possible there are 4 internal USB ports or something?).

It says "The USB Mass Storage Device will function at reduced speed. You must add a HI-S{EED USB host controller to this computer to obtain maximum performance". I'm not EXACTLY sure what this means. The ideas I have is that it's trying to say I don't have USB2 (I'm fairly certain I do, as on startup, my computer lists a USB2.0 Host Controller), or that I need some sort of software for it. I'm running Windows XP Professional without an Service Packs installed, perhaps I need SP2 to take advantage of the HI-SPEED?


I posted this year because I thought it might be a software problem :) And i'm _hoping_ it is :)

Edited by Seltox, 01 January 2008 - 02:47 AM.

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You need at least Service Pack 1 (preferably 2) for USB 2 functionality, otherwise nothing will at USB 2 speeds.
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ah, okay then. Thanks for the info.

I've tried to avoid downloading it coz my ISP is lame and I have a 1gb/month download limit... Guess I have no choice now.
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Find a friend who can download it or ask a computer shop for a copy. Alternatively get a better internet provider or a better deal from your current provider.
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MS will mail you a copy for free...
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Oh really? sweet! =D

Thanks ^_^
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