Computer freeze on saving files to USB 2.0 External Hard Drive (and USB2 flash drive)
Installed above card. Device Manager reports no problem.
When copying files to external USB 2.0 hard drive, or USB 2.0 flash drive, saving will begin and then computer freezes. If copying from external hard drive to C drive, no problem and saving is at high speed. I have disabled the onboard USB and rebooted but the result is still a computer freeze. I have used the Microsoft drivers and then the Belkin drivers but the result is still a computer freeze.
Checking the error log, I always find an entry:- The NEC PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the file specified. This error report appears after the computer freezes. It also appears after bootup even though I have not used a USB device.
If I revert back to the onboard USB 1.1 there is no problem in using the external hard drive or any other USB device.
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I have the same problem when connecting my ipod and usb hard drive. I think the card is just a piece of crap. I've also tried a different card before but had no luck either. I guess its time to get a new laptop.