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usb/cd-rom question

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hi, i just recently purchased an external cd-rom which is supposed to have automatically installed itself b/c i'm running on windows xp. now my computer system tray says that it's found new hardware and that they are installing, but it doesn't show up in 'my computer' as a driver and when i put a disk in it doesn't show up on the screen. there's another icon on the system tray that said i needed a high-speed usb 2.0 hub, so i found but it's now saying that it's gonna run slow but that it needs a high-speed usb 2.0 hub controller. (i currently have a gateway desktop that was purchased back in 1998) so i need some direction, do i really need the controller and how it works? and is it going to solve my external cd-rom problem? :tazz:
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You can buy an add on pci card with usb2.0, it will probably cost as much as the cdrom. I would say don't buy one with too many connectors because these cards eat up the interupt request lines. You may even need to disable something else to get enough IRQs.

It's also just barely conceivable that you may be able to install new hub drivers from Gateway, Microsoft, or the usb device;s website.

USB devices and cd roms can both be a little tricky to deal with.
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