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USB Question

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by prospect, Aug 9, 2003.

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  1. prospect

    prospect Thread Starter

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    I just bought an HP scanjet 3970, and when I plugged in the USB cable, it said that I was trying to connect a high speed USB devise to a slow speed USB connection or something like that.
    It said my PC needed something.
    But it seemes to be working fine.
    I also just installed a Photosmart printer 7350 from HP and it didn't say that. I'm afraid to unplug (usb plug) the scanner because it is working now, to see if it say's it again.
    Any ideas? :confused:

    I have an HP pavilion 6630, 500 mhz, 256 ram. running win XP.

    Prospect
     
  2. RKramden

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    All that it was telling you is that the ScanJet is a USB2.0 device. Since you have an older machine you are working under the USB1.1 protocol. You won't get the top speed that you scanner is capable of. If you want to, you can go out and buy a card that will give you the 2.0 capability. If you can live with the slower speed, save your $$$
     
  3. prospect

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    Oh , ok. I thought I mite have some problems with the scanner.
    Is that card you mentioned a PCI card? If it is, I don't have room for it anyway :D

    So I guess I mite be stuck with the slower speed :rolleyes:
    I've been updating all my small stuff, now I'm ready for a new PC.
    But that wont be for a while. :mad:

    Thanks Man!

    Prospect
     
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