This device can perform faster....Error message ?

  andy63walsh 12:54 02 Feb 2010

Every now and then my laptop bleeps and says
"This device can perform faster....."
if you connect to a usb 2......"
I am not plugging and unplugging anything, I know this message comes when you plug stuff in, but I'm not !!

  bremner 13:29 02 Feb 2010

Can't explain why it happens but..

When it comes up click on the balloon and at the bottom of the window that opens you can turn off the messages.

  rawprawn 16:30 02 Feb 2010

Try uninstalling all USBs in device manager, then reboot and let the computer reinstall them.

  robin_x 22:34 02 Feb 2010

Bollocks. Your USB port(s) is 1.0.

My old laptop was same. It is fine for printers and mice and that is all.

You cannot upgrade by software, only by buying USB 2.0 hardware addons.

I bought a PCMCIA card USB 2.0 for my laptop from Currys for £16. Then scrapped the laptop a month later. Oh Well.

Also USB PCI cards exist. Have a Google.

  OTT_B 22:46 02 Feb 2010

Any reason for the expletive?

andy63walsh: what make / model laptop is it? One thing to check is that there's no fluff or other contaminents in your USB ports.

  andy63walsh 06:35 03 Feb 2010

I deleted and let the laptop put the usb drivers back. It's still the same, odd as it never done this The craptop, I mean laptop is a HP Pavilion ZD7143ea
Def no fluff in the usb.

  cocteau48 08:07 03 Feb 2010

Following on from rawprawn's advice this may be worth trying :

Open the command prompt and enter this line:

set devmgr_show_nonpresent_devices=1

followed by this line:

start devmgmt.msc

this should now open the normal device manager window but when you opt to "show hidden devices" under the view menu it will also show the ghost entries of all previously connected devices.

Delete everything within the USB controllers and allow Windows to reinstall.

It will probably do no harm to delete any other ghost entries which are shown under any of the other device headings.

  eedcam 08:34 03 Feb 2010


I've had that come up and I have USB.2

  OTT_B 09:02 03 Feb 2010

Just for information (if you didn't know already!), your laptop does support USB 2.0.

click here for its tech & service manual - direct download link from HP.

cocteau48's suggestion looks like it should resolve your issue.

  andy63walsh 11:49 03 Feb 2010

This does not work on 'Run' for some reason. I'm on windows XP.

  andy63walsh 11:59 03 Feb 2010

there is nothing on the HP site to help !

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