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HI-Speed USB Driver

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Rigglord, Jan 23, 2003.

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  1. Rigglord

    Rigglord Thread Starter

    Jan 23, 2003
    I'm getting a high speed printing support error, it stating that I need to add a high speed USB host controller to support my device. I wasn't entirely clear whether it was a hardware device or a driver upgrade on that error message.
    Any help would be deeply appreciated. If it's a driver upgrade, (which apparently was not included in my software drivers when I installed the drivers for my new printer) where can I get it. If it's a hardware issue, does firewire fall into HI-Speed USB host controller?
  2. Tushman

    Tushman Banned

    Nov 10, 2002
    No it does not. Firewire uses a different protocol.

    I suspect the USB controller in yoiur system is not quite right. Go to My Computer and look under your Device Manager. Scroll down to your yoiur USB controller and see if yoiu see any yellow highlighted exclamation marks.

    Also, a common mistake made by many users is that they plug in the USB device while the computer is shut down. In order to install a USB device properly, you need to plug it in with the PC booted up and while your Win OS is up & running.

    If neither of these situations apply to you, let us know and someone else might have further suggestions.
  3. cnm


    Oct 21, 2002
    Sounds like it may want a USB 2 controller, and what you have is a USB 1 controller. Controller is built in to mobo (usually). Nothing to be done as far as I know. Maybe there's some way to tell your printer USB 1.

    Or I may be all wrong - specially if in fact you have USB 2.:) Check with Device Manager.
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Oct 19, 2002
    USB 2.0 PCI cards cost less than $20, so if you have USB 1.1 on the MB, you could just add one of these. They come with all flavors of Windows drivers, XP doesn't require drivers for most of them.
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