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T40p usb 2.0 ports acting like usb 1.0

Whenever I plug a usb 2.0 compliant device into my t40p (running xp pro), i get a message that "this device can perform faster if plugged in to a usb 2.0 port" I have updated the bios, uninstalled and reinstalled the ports and hubs (and updated the drivers), installed windows xp sp3, oh, and verified that the machine does actually have usb 2 ports. Any ideas?

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Michelle

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  • ciustagabber Nov 27, 2008

    By Ciusta,

    Sorry guys, I used my ibmt40 for 5 years and I love it, but now have a problem with my usb port, when I plug the external HD that I used for years now said: Pheripheric not reconize, but why?If yesterday worked well and now are 1 month that I can plug something only after 30 times trying.Plese don't tell me software problem, there aren't! Thanks a lot everybody!!!

  • skime123 Jan 18, 2009

    Same problem exactally - when I plug in a USB 2.0 device my IBM T40p doesn't find it and says I could be running faster if it was plugged into a USB 2.o port (which it is)!!! No splats on system setup.



    Help!!!

  • skime123 Jan 18, 2009

    Help -



    same issue...seems as if machine doesn't know it has a USB 2.0 port.

    Other site havee suggested that it is a motherboard issue and IBM is aware of it. Any ideas how to get IBM to fix/replace if machine is out of warranty?



    Thanks,



    Gds

  • doomhacker Mar 15, 2009

    Also in my thinkpad T40P usb ports run at 1.1 speed.
    HELP HELP
    someone please..


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There is no hardware or software fix for this. Here is a thread on what might be your problem. http://forum.thinkpads.com/viewtopic.php?t=67571

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Hi,Some USB devices are not APM/ACPI friendly and may not operate properly after resuming from Standby or Hibernation. Some of these steps may not apply to your computer. Test the attached USB device after performing each step.

1. Verify that a USB port and an operating system with USB support are being used to attach a USB interface external device to a ThinkPad system.

Note: The following is an example image of a ThinkPad system USB port
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2. Verify that the latest BIOS and embedded controller for the ThinkPad system has been installed.

View the latest BIOS files for all ThinkPad systems(-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/BMOE-3VAM8Y.html)

3. Verify that USB is enabled in BIOS.
* For ThinkPad A, G, R, T, X and Z series systems

1. Turn on the computer.
2. While the "Press F1 for BIOS Setup Utility" or "To interrupt normal startup, press the blue Access IBM button" message is displayed at the lower left area of the screen, press the F1 key, blue Access IBM, or ThinkVantage button.
3. Select Config and then click USB. The window should list USB BIOS support as [Enabled].
For ThinkPad 600, 600E, 770, 770E/ED, 770X, and 770Z systems

1. Press and hold the F1 key and then turn on the computer. Hold the F1 key until the Easy-Setup menu appears. If a password prompt appears, type the correct password.
2. Select Config.
3. Select Initialize and then click OK.
4. Click Exit, click Restart, and then click OK to restart the system

4. Verify that the USB device and any required drivers were installed in accordance with the manufacturer's instructions.
This may require removing the USB device and the drivers, and then reinstalling the USB device and the latest drivers.

5. Verify the USB device works on another machine, if available.

6. Verify another USB device, if available, works on this machine.

7. Verify that the USB device is USB 1.1 or 2.0 compliant.
Plugging specific USB 1.1 compliant devices into a USB 2.0 compliant port will cause an error message dialog box to appear. That dialog box details that a non-high speed device has been attached to a high speed port. The device should function normally, but at a slower speed than if a 2.0 device is attached to 2.0 port. Most USB 1.1 devices will function normally in USB 2.0 ports.

8. Verify that external power is attached if required.
Some USB 2.0 devices will require additional power from external sources or an additional USB port to function correctly in USB 1.1 compliant computers.

9. Verify that the latest Microsoft Windows Service Pack has been installed for the operating system installed on the computer.
There are updates and fixes to USB 1.1 and USB 2.0 available in Service Packs.

10. If an operating system was installed from a retail CD, then refer to installing USB 2.0 support on ThinkPad systems.

11. Test the USB port for errors.
Run the PC Doctor diagnostics for all current ThinkPad systems. PC Doctor for DOS is available by pressing the F11 key or the blue Access button during startup to access the predesktop menu area. If these methods are not available for your system, then PC Doctor for DOS may be downloaded. This DOS version requires two or more floppy diskettes depending on the ThinkPad system.

12. If these steps have not solved your problem:
Refer to "Need more help?"

You could also try downloading an updated/fresh copy of the drivers for my specific model notebook from Asus's web site and just reinstall over the old ones.

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1. Right-click My Computer and select Properties
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7. Shut down computer.
CAUTION: Ensure that the Shut Down option is selected instead of Restart.
8. Wait a few seconds and turn computer on. When it reboots you will see "Windows has detected new or added hardware"

Note: You will have to insert your Windows CD, if prompted.

These steps will refresh the USB ports.

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I guess that this could be your error message:

"Error message when you wake up a Windows XP-based computer from hibernation or from standby: "Power Surge on Hub Port: A USB Device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port"

 

If it is the case, please try below solution:

 

SYMPTOMS

 

When you wake up a Microsoft Windows XP-based computer from hibernation or from standby, you may receive the following error message:

 

Power Surge on Hub Port: A USB Device has exceeded the power limits of its hub port. This error message is displayed even if there are no USB devices connected to the computer.   WORKAROUND loadTOCNode(1, 'workaround'); To work around this issue, disable the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller.

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Note The name of the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller may vary. 5. When you receive the confirmation message, click Yes. 6.

Close Device Manager.

 

 

I hope that this should resolve the issue for you.

 

 

Please let me know the result. 

 

you can mail me at thumuvikram@rediffmail.com for any further assistance on this issue.

 

I'll be glad to help you.

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