USB 2.0 Problem/Issue, is it the driver?

By Piotr ยท 5 replies
Sep 24, 2005
  1. Hello There,
    I have realised that my USB ports are not transferring as USB 2.0 and it says to install serice pack 1 for the USB 2.0 driver to be installed. The thing is i have Windows XP service pack 1 and 2, so i dont know what the problem is.
    When i go to the Device Manager, i go to Other Devices, i see 'Other PCI Bridge Device' and 'Universal Serial Bus (USB)Controller', both having an exclamation mark at their icons.
    I checked in the bios settings, and i have:
    USB controller [Enabled]
    USB2.0 controller [Enabled]
    USB legacy support [Enabled]
    Is this what i should have, im not sure whether i need 'USB controller' enabled, but i better not do something which i have no idea what it will do.
    [Im using an ASUS A8NSLI-Deluxe Motherboard]
    Is anyone able to help?
  2. gibbocool

    gibbocool TS Rookie

    If you have a motherboard driver CD, install the USB drivers from that. or search for them.
  3. pkroks

    pkroks TS Rookie Posts: 259

    i got my asus a8n motherboard with the cd for lots of stuff. it had the drivers on for the usb 2.0 ports on the cd.. i suggest installing these first.. ;)
  4. Piotr

    Piotr TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Yeah with the cd, i put it in and select USB2.0 drivers and it says you do not need to install this as you have already got it in Service pack 1, and when i go to explore the cd i only find 2 text documents in the USB driver area. And yes i have show hidden items enabled.
    Is it possible that i need to disable any of the BIOS settings which i have shown in my original post?
  5. urbandragon

    urbandragon TS Rookie Posts: 231

    go to device manager and right click the unknown devices and click update driver. let windows do its thing.

    otherwise uninstall the unknown devices fromd device manager and reboot.

    I had this same thing happen and this fixed the problem.

    Hope it helps
  6. SOcRatEs

    SOcRatEs TechSpot Paladin Posts: 966


    I agree.
    Also while you are there, look for
    "usb enhanced host controller" this is the usb 2.0.
    If urbandragon's suggestion doesn't cure it, then consider reinstalling
    XP SP2.
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