Win XP usb 2 recognized as usb 1

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by ellen, Jan 7, 2011.

  1. ellen

    ellen MDL Member

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    Hello,

    I have a problem with Win XP, the usb 2 ports are recognized as usb 1.
    In windows 7 everthing is fine, the problem only occurs in win xp.

    My mainboard only has usb 2.
    Settings in de bios should also be fine.
    In device manager the Usb enhanced host controller is present.

    Does anyone has an idea what the problem could be?
     
  2. Orbiting234

    Orbiting234 MDL Member

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    Install whatever relevant chipset drivers for your motherboard (Intel, nVidia, VIA, etc) and make sure you are up to date on service packs since I don't think USB2 support was added until SP1 or SP2. Or just go to the Windows Update web page and grab whatever hardware drivers it detects for you.

    XP is over 9 years old. On it's own it can't properly detect your USB ports.
     
  3. ellen

    ellen MDL Member

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    #3 ellen, Jan 8, 2011
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    It used to work, but I not really sure how long it doesn't work anymore since I mostly use win7.
    Sp3 + most updates are installed.

    When I just tried to reinstall the chipset drivers, I get "cann't install ICH10 family Usb universal host controller".
     
  4. Anteaus

    Anteaus MDL Novice

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    XP should work OK on ICH10 boards, but it does need the right chipset drivers. In particular, some devices won't work correctly if the SMBus driver isn't present.

    BTW I don't advise allowing Windows Update to install drivers, it often gets it badly wrong. Instead go to the manufacturer's support page (or Intel) and get the right drivers for the board.
     
  5. ellen

    ellen MDL Member

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    The chipset drivers are from MSI, but for some reason they won't reinstall ICH10 family Usb universal host controller.
     
  6. In©ž

    In©ž MDL Member

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    may some oftopic, why wont xp work fast on dualboot in new pc ?
     
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