1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

USB 2.0 flash drive

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by rumpy, Aug 9, 2006.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
Advertisement
  1. rumpy

    rumpy Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4
    i have a usb 2.0 flash drive

    device manager tells me that i have an "enhanced host controller 24cd" and tells me to disconnect the usb from the current position and then connect it to one of the ports shown in bold type. being a beginner at all this, can any tell me how to do this and will i need any updated drivers.
     
  2. Sherry22160

    Sherry22160

    Joined:
    Jul 17, 2006
    Messages:
    421
    Have you put Service pack 2 on your machine (Assuming XP)

    You will probably need to know your MB Chipset to download the correct drivers.
     
  3. techkid

    techkid

    Joined:
    Sep 1, 2004
    Messages:
    2,339
    First Name:
    David
    What this is, you've got USB 2.0 ports on your system, allowing for much, much faster transfer speeds between your USB drive and your computer.

    Usually, these are placed around the front of the computer.

    And no, you don't need additional drivers (it's already detected and installed them)
     
  4. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    106,418
    Actually, if you have a MB that supports USB 2.0, any ports on the MB should be USB 2.0 ports. There's nothing "magic" about the front ports.

    You need to tell us more about the system. Do you have a USB expansion board installed? What's the make/model of the system and/or the motherboard? What version and patch level of Windows are you running?
     
  5. rumpy

    rumpy Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Aug 9, 2006
    Messages:
    4
    My machine is a Satellite A40 SA40-151 running XP Home with SP2 installed only last week.

    There are no cards as far as I can tell

    I do not know what the MB Chipset is, Can you tell me how to find it.

    And yes, I have 4 USB ports, I found 2 on the left hand side and 2 on the rear of the machine. I have plugged my Flash Drive into each one in turn, restarting each time but I still get the same pop-up message
     
  6. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2002
    Messages:
    106,418
    That's what I would have expected. Let's try this:

    Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
    -------------------------- Use text after this line --------------------------------
    REGEDIT4

    [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

    "DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
    -------------------------- Use text before this line --------------------------------

    Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

    Unplug ALL USB devices.
    Open Device Manager.
    View, Show Hidden Devices.
    Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
    Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
    Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
    If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

    When this is done, reboot TWICE.

    Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.

    NOTE: If you have a USB keyboard and/or mouse, you'll have to modify the instructions and leave enough parts for those to function. I don't have one yet, so I haven't had time to modify the instructions.
     
  7. Sponsor

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Loading...
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/490705

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice