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i recently bought a usb 2.0 5 port pci card for my dell dimension 8200 computer (it only has usb 1.1 ports). i am running xp with service pack 1. the computer only recognises the card as being usb 1.1, i also tried to install the drivers that came with the card in an effort to get it working. i succeeded at one stage but something very weird happened: i use the card to back up my files onto an external hard drive. as i was transferring the files via the computer (at usb 2.0 speed) all was going well until, several seconds into the transfer it cut off and the computer re-recognized the speed at 1.1. i have tried everything i can think of. i even formatted the computer (altho i planned on doing that anyway), i got the latest drivers off the manufacturer site (QTEC with VIA drivers), i don't think its the pci slot, maybe its the IRQ's, can't get the usb 2.0 driver to work at all now. i've been trying to fix this problem sporadically for weeks now and nothing works. it's so annoying. i also reseated the card and plugged the hard drive cable into different slots in the card. as far as i know xp's service pack 1 should fix the usb 2 problem but it doesn't, even the admins at my college can't help. last time i backed up my files on my hard drive using usb 1.1 it took 9 hours :upset:
thanks for reading this and i hope some of you can help
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ps thanks idtent for the suggestion but it didn't work (i tried it)
pps i don't know if this is a software problem (xp or drivers) or a hardware problem (faulty pci slot) but by what i've seen/done it looks software based
 

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There is a USB 1.1 and 2.0 patch from M$ that supercedes SP1.
You can get it from M$ download, HERE
I don't have USB 2 enabled yet on my mobo, but I did install the patch, and at least, it didn't screw anythng up.
 

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I was going to install that patch myself.. thanks for reminding me. When playing games my mouse which is plugged into a usb 2.0 port likes to stop working spontaniously over and over again.. like I'll be moving the mouse and it will 'stutter' across the screen.

Sounds like that patch might fix my problem also.
 
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