|Yes they used to work fine as USB 2.0, I don't know why they're not working now.|
As you said Intel no longer supplies chipset drivers for my chipset. (Let me give a bit of background info to see if it helps, this Vaio PCV-RS246 was originally XP Home Edition, but a couple of years ago I purchased XP Professional which included SP3. So I then did a clean install with that XP Pro CD and I then individually installed all the drivers that I downloaded from the Vaio Website. So I didn't use the original recovery disc that came with it because I just downloaded the drivers from the website.) I actually haven't updated the USB drivers because I do not know where to get them from, could you help me out please? I have tried updating them through device manager but it doesn't work.
I see the message with all USB devices that I plug in.
From the driver tab, the USB driver date is 15/01/2003 and driver version is 5.0.1006.0 for the "Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controllers" but for the "USB Root Hubs" it is 01/07/2001 and driver version is 5.1.2600.55152.
My external hard drives are externally powered.
I'm using a ps/2 keyboard and a usb mouse. I've already tried uninstalling all usb controllers and rebooting, but "enhanced USB" never reinstalls, I just end up with the same thing.