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parkin_m

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Hi there,
I finished building my computer yesterday... it took me absolutely ages, and had loads of problems. I have finally got everything working, well kind of. I have XP Pro (legal copy) working on the computer now. I have 3 main problems.

My motherboard is the Dfi Lanparty UT Ultra D (rest of the spec should show below this message)

Firstly I cannot get any of the ports to become USB 2. they all work fine, but only as USB 1.0. I think i am missing a driver or something, but i am guessing windows update will prob fix it.

Secondly, my MAIN problem, is that i cant get the computer to connect to the LAN. We have a firewalled ADSL router in my house, which is attached to a gigabit switch. i am on my laptop at the moment, adn everythink is fine, all i do is plug in the ethernet cable, and everything gets done automatically. NOT the same with my new desktop PC. I have tried to install all kinds of things

thirdly, (which might be related to 2ndly.) i cant get XP firewall to turn off. i tell it to turn off, but it still shows as being on.

WHATS GOING ON!
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warriorscot

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Well, on the lan, the ports may be simply turned off you can turn them back on again from network settings or device manager. I might think of trying a different windows xp pro installation CD, was it a recovery cd or was it a proper installation disk. The xp firewall shouldnt really cause a probem for a lan, ive never had any bother with it. I have had bother with xp pro it is a real pain when it comes to small networks and simple lans, i would talk to the networking guys on that one.
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check your bios for a setting such as "enable usb 2.0 support" or something like that...

also
right click on my computer > manage > device manager
do you see any yellow ?
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Also if you reinstall the USB drivers try the Windows Upate link on the Hardware Wizard. They do have an update, and it does work with SOME machines.
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Thanks alot for the feedback. I decided the easiest thing to dow as to do a clean install of Xp. I managed to get everything working this time after loads of faffing about!

I still cant get USB 2.0 working tho. I have downloaded every update i could throught windows update, and reinstalled driverrs twice.

If anyone knows what i should download and install then please tell me!

the mobo is

DFI LANPARTY NF4 UT ULTRA D


cheers
mike :tazz:
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The only thing I can suggest now is go to the mobo maker's site and see if they have something, or go to the USB hub maker's site and see.
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yeah i tried DFi, that was no good. What do you mean by hub? im talking about the USB ports on the mobo itself. Is that what you are refering to?
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