Hi speed USB port - where is it?

  trisha01 11:45 19 Oct 2008

I have a 2 year old Acer Aspire T180 running XP (sp3) this morning I switched it on and I got a pop up message saying that I have a device ( Iomega external hard drive) running from an non hi speed usb port and that it would run more efficiently from a hi speed usb port - thing is, this external hard drive remains plugged in to the same usb slot and I've never had a message like that before, more to the point, how do I find out which of the usb ports are the hi speed ones? there are some at the back of the tower and some at the front.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:51 19 Oct 2008

On a two year old system all ports will be capable of running at USB2 speeds as long as you have the correct drivers.

Look in device manager and check if you can see a "Enhanced USB controller"

  trisha01 12:59 19 Oct 2008

yes there is a standard enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 13:07 19 Oct 2008

Refresh USB Ports
Use Drive clean up to remove USB device drive info from the registry
click here
In device manager Uninstall EVERYTHING under the heading USB,
reboot the PC let XP find and install new hardware.
Your equipment should now be recognised.

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