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External HD won't recognize

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by altjx, Apr 10, 2010.

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  1. altjx

    altjx Thread Starter

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    Earlier I formatted a PC with windows XP on it, the minute I plugged it up, a notification came up and said "This device can perform faster on a high speed 2.0 USB port". It says that when I plug them up into any USB port on the computer itself. The thing is, it will pretty much hang the system until I disconnect the external HD. It won't freeze 100%. It's responsive but no applications will open while it's trying to recognize the external.

    It sounds to me like a USB driver problem or something because I'd assume it'd still recognize the drive even if it wasn't performing in a high speed 2.0 USB port... Any way to reinstall USB drivers? Never done that before. I have to use Hiren's Boot CD if I want to transfer files, simply because Windows XP won't recognize it and keeps popping up the notification.
     
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    hiya,go to device manager ad there you can right-click on all USB contollers and select uninstall,when all are uninstalled reboot your pc and they will automatically be reinstalled.
     
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    when the external is plugged up, stuff is real laggy so device manager wont open unless I disconnect the drive
     
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    please disconnect all usb devices(except your mouse if it is usb)then uninstall as said in previous post
     
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    When I unplug the device, the device manager returns to normal. What am I supposed to uninstall? Nothing's yellow or anything, all the trees are collasped
     
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