USB 2.0 not working

Toshiba Satellite a205-s7468 notebook
April 13, 2010 at 09:44:23
Specs: Windows Vista
every time i plug anything into my usb ports, i get the message, " This Device can perform faster if pluged into a USB 2.0 port. only have 4 porst and they WERE all usb 2.0. is there a way to fix this.

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#1
April 13, 2010 at 09:46:39
Update the USB drivers.

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#2
April 13, 2010 at 11:03:39
Usually this means that the port to which you are connecting the device is not a USB 2.0 port (which operates at 400+ mbps) but is a USB 1.x port (which operates at 12 mbps). If your PC is older, it is probably not a USB 2.0 port. However, you can buy an add-on card to install internally that will give you USB 2.0 ports. You can probably find them at Circuit City or Best Buy and definitely online

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#3
April 14, 2010 at 08:26:01
None of the 4 potrt on my laptop r coming up as usb 2.0, they were there, now they r gone

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#4
April 14, 2010 at 08:35:12
If your laptop has USB 2.0 ports

- some bioses have a setting that can disable USB 2.0 support - it may not be called that - make sure all USB controller related settings are enabled there.

- if you have re-loaded Vista, you must install the main chipset drivers for your laptop in order for the operating system to be able to recognize and install the drivers for the USB 2.0 support.
If you haven't re-loaded Vista the main chipset drivers or the the info about them may be corrupted - load the main chipset drivers again.

The main chipset drivers are probably in the software downloads for your specific model on the laptop manufacturer's web site, however, sometimes brand name system builders DO NOT have the main chipset drivers listed in the downloads for your model - in that case you must go to the maker of the main chipset's web site, get the drivers, and load them.


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#5
April 14, 2010 at 08:38:40
Thanks, i have reloaded vista, i will get the drivers for my chipsets and redownload them.

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#6
April 14, 2010 at 09:52:33
Tried that, no good, still no 2.0, i think its time for a trip to the repair shop lol.

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