Solved What can i do to change my USB to 2.0

January 2, 2012 at 12:43:49
Specs: Windows XP
Whenever i plug in my wireless webcam,it tells me USB Device not Recognized. However,using this same port,i can view contents in my flash drive.I guess maybe it is the problem of the USB version of the laptop. How do i change to USB 2.0 without formatting my laptop?

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#1
January 2, 2012 at 14:41:24
Read the specs on the laptop. Depending on the age it may have some USB 1.1 & some 2.0.

Also, if you have a card reader built into the laptop the controller that serves the reader will most likely serve 2 USB ports too. Those ports may run at USB 1.1 simply because there isn't suffiecent resources. If that is the case, try using other USB ports, if available.

If you have installed WinXP and that wasn't the version of Windows that came installed on the laptop then you may need to install the motherboard drivers for your model.

The fact you can use the USB port for your flash drive doesn't mean anything. If the port is USB 1.1 then there isn't much to do.

If you are using a USB hub they may downgrade a USB 2.0 port to 1.1 speeds. Sometimes Windows will show a message that appears to indicate the device can run faster. Some hardware just doesn't need USB 2.0 speeds. Keyboards and mice, for example.


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#2
January 2, 2012 at 15:02:05
Thanks. WinXP is the OS that was installed when it was bought in 2006. How can i detect the type of USB it has? Also can i buy USB 2.0 PCI card and attach it to one of the ports?

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#3
January 2, 2012 at 19:35:24
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Post the brand and model of the computer or if a custom PC, the full model of the motherboard.

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#4
January 3, 2012 at 17:44:27
My laptop is HP dv 5000 Pavilion. The motherboard model is 30AE 49.37
chipset ATI Xpress 200(480).
BIOS; F31
date manufactured: 2006

pls advice me on what to do.

will buying a usb hub(2.0) and connect to the port solve the problem?


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#5
January 4, 2012 at 00:35:13
You can check under 'universal serial bus controllers' in device manager. If it says something about 'enhanced' host controller then you've got USB 2.0. And that laptop is new enough that it probably has USB 2.0.

Sounds like you just need install drivers for your webcam.



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#6
January 4, 2012 at 06:19:50
The link below is for that series of notebooks. You need to choose the full model number to get the correct drivers. That said, it appears your unit came with 2- USB 2.0 ports.

I would agree with DAVE above that you may need to install drivers for your webcam.

http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bi...


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#7
January 5, 2012 at 23:09:19
Thanks for your help so far. I am really confused. I didnt get the appropriate drivers for my laptop. My webcam is driverless. How could i find a driver for it? really confused
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#8
January 6, 2012 at 04:40:25
Click on the purple link in #6 above. Then click on support and drivers. Enter your service tag number off the case and then download ALL the drivers for your model and version of Windows.


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#9
January 6, 2012 at 05:03:10
If the webcam is built in then the driver is available at the HP site (the link above should be it) HP.com>Support>Download>Drivers typically. If the webcam is a separate item by another manufacturer then go to their site the same way as above.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#10
January 6, 2012 at 05:27:21
After rereading the original post it appears the webcam is an add on unit.

Mujaheed, you need to get the correct driver from the manufacturer of the webcam. If you post all the information on the webcam we may be able to help you locate the driver. The problem is not with the USB port. You need webcam drivers.


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#11
January 6, 2012 at 22:16:25
Sorry,i do not know the name of the webcam. On its pack was just its functions and also said it is driver less. I tested on another 2 desktop computers running XP and vista respectively and it worked successfully. Automatically detected by the systems,its details loaded and installed automatically. That actually confused me.
However, i have to find out any driver i can download to my laptop.
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#12
January 7, 2012 at 08:24:15
Connect the webcam to one of the computers that it works on. Then go into Device manager and look at the drivers attached to it. That may supply the needed information.

Are you sure there are no identifying marks anywhere on the camera?

Are the computers that do configure the webcam running the same version of Windows?

Look in Device Manager to see if there are any listings for the webcam. If there are you may just need to enable the device. If there are listings remove all of the listings and reboot without the webcam connected. Then after your laptop is fully booted into Windows connect the camera to a USB port.


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#13
January 7, 2012 at 22:32:30
Thanks. I will check it out and see. later

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