I'm running Windows XP SP2, and a problem is irritating me. Currently, I have a printer and a modem plugged into my USB 2.0s. However, I cannot plug anything more in without disabling the startup programmes of the aforementioned hardware. For example, if i want to transfer data, to or from, either my hard disk MP3 player or even my pen drive, IO need to run msconfig and disable things then restart my comp.
After a long time, I have come to the conclusion that this is due to my Universal Host Controllers.
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D2
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D4
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24D7
Intel® 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller - 24DE
Intel® 82801EB USB Enhanced Host Controller - 24DD
All the time, when running Windows, a little icon sits in my system tray, asking me to "safely remove hardware" ie my printer and modem. This is one [bleep] of an awkward thing, and is really annoying me.
I would appreciate any suggestions as I've tried all I can think of.
p.s. my motherboard is an Abit IS7-G