USB problems

By Helen_A ยท 4 replies
Feb 26, 2006
  1. Hi,

    I am having trouble with the USB ports on the back of my computer. The ones built into the motherboard which is a Asus Premium SLi A8N.
    They recognise my iomega external CD drive and this shows up in explorer.
    They also recognise a logitech webcam and offer to install drivers.

    All good. But! I have USB 2.0 ports and am running windows service pack.1, which should come with USB 2.0 drivers but i keep getting a message that tells me the USB 2.0 external CD writer won't run at USB 2.0 speeds because i dont have a 2.0 controller. I have tried installing the USB 2.0 controller off the asus CD but it wont let me cos it tells me i have sp.1 and i dont need it. Well it is wrong i do!

    Help would be great. Thanks
  2. Peddant

    Peddant TS Rookie Posts: 1,446

    From what I`ve googled,SP1 has USB 2.0 controllers but sometimes you have to tell it to use them.Go to the Device manager right click on them,and update.(I think) -
  3. Helen_A

    Helen_A TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Tried uninstalling and reinstalling the USB and this time it worked. Yay! I do like a tempermental computer you become attached to it when you spend so much time poking around in it. Plus i am slowly learning.

    Thank you for your help.
  4. md/mph'06

    md/mph'06 TS Rookie

    USB 2.0 Problems

    Hey guys. Please help! When I went to open my USB 2.0 disk a while ago to access a file, a message came up saying "Disk not formatted. Do you want to format now?" This has never happened before and there are a lot of very important documents on there. I tried shutting down my computer and switching to another USB port on the same computer but to no avail. When I went to disk management, it said: layout-partition; type-basic; file system-(this was blank); status-healthy; capacity-248MB; free space-248MB; % Free-100%; fault tolerance-no; overhead-0%. I've always been one to shut down USB disk before taking it out of the USB drive so I don't understand. Please help. I don't know what else to do!!! :dead:

  5. Frank Smith

    Frank Smith TS Rookie Posts: 75

    Sounds like you were hit with the erase all files virus...
    it also was attached to many porn sites.

    you might try a very good data recovery program... several will recovery files from Crashed HardDrives... google will help.
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