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Usb2.0 is not usb2.0

When I bought my pcg-frv37, it was advertised as having 3 usb2.0 ports. The VIA Universal Host Controller listed in the device manager is not capable of USB2.0. The correct driver can't be loaded unless the Host controller is listed correctly in the BIOS. The BIOS can't be changed on this particular model. Has anyone figured out how to change the BIOS, driver description in the Device Manager and successfully loaded the correct driver for USB2.0? It's my understanding that the rights to USB2.0 were being bought by microsoft at the time and all these laptops were delivered without the correct description in Device Manager or the correct driver. I have windows XP.

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  • Steve Rand
    Steve Rand May 11, 2010

    Device manager doesn't care about politics.. it will display whatever it finds in the computer. Is the USB2 driver installed and detected or not?



    If not, you will need to see which key gets you into the BIOS as it boots up, then find an option for turning USB2 on and off.

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Try getting a update of windows or install the xp sp3 this might solve your problem anotherway is to uninstall teh usb port by entering the device manager and see if the correct drivers load at this point because if the driver are still not loading then the ports may not be USB 2.0

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On the USB Root hub Properties page, it may tell you this device is working properly, or there is a Troubleshoot button. At the bottom you have an option to Enable or Disable the USB hub.

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COMPAL EAL51 barebone


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1394
VIA OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller

BATTERY
Microsoft AC Adapter
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery

COMPUTER
ACPI Uniprocessor PC

Diskdrive
Universal HDD

DISPLAY
Mobile Intel (R) 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family
Mobile Intel (R) 915GM/GMS, 910GML Express Chipset Family

HDC
Primary IDE Channel
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Intel (R) 82801FB/FBM Ultra ATA Storage Controllers - 266F

INFRARED
SMC IRCC - Fast Infrared Port

KEYBOARD
Keyboard 101/102 keys Microsoft Natural PS / 2 Keyboard

MEDIA
Audio codecs
Video Codecs
Midi Control devices
Legacy Video Capture Devices
Legacy audio drivers
Microsoft Kernel System Audio Device
WDM Audio Compatibility Driver Microsoft WinMM
Realtek AC'97 Audio

MOUSE
PS / 2 mouse

NET
1394 Adapter
Remote network engine Miniport (IP)
WAN Miniport (PPPOE)
Parallel Direct
IR
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WAN Miniport (L2TP)
WAN Miniport (PPTP)

OTHER DEVICES
PCI Modem

PCMCIA
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PROCESSOR
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SDHOST
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SYSTEM
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Button ACPI resource sixed
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The system CMOS / real-time clock
Direct access memory controller
Programmable Interrupt Controller
Microcode update device
Microsoft System Management BIOS Driver
Software Device Enumerator Plug and Play
Logical Disk Manager
Manager volumes
Intel (R) 82801FB/FBM SMBus Controller - 266A
Intel (R) 82801FBM LPC Interface Controller - 2641
Intel (R) 82801 PCI Bridge - 2448
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Embedded Controller
Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System
Microsoft Composite Battery
PCI bus
PCI standard host CPU bridge
ISAPNP port
Terminal Server Device Redirector
ACPI
Terminal Server Keyboard Driver
Terminal Server Mouse Driver
System Timer

UNKNOWN
PCI FLASH memory

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Intel (R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2658
Intel (R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 2659
Intel (R) 82801FB/FBM USB Universal Host Controller - 265A
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USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub
USB Root Hub

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Most PC's manufactured before 2001 were USB 1.0 and USB 1.1.

The Spec Guides for your PC indicate 2002 was the year of manufacture.

USB 2.0 is a faster USB connection than version 1.0 or 1.1. You might have trouble connecting devices that are USB 2.0 (which all new devices are now - since 2001).

To double check, use your Device Manager on the PC to look up the USB device and see what is written.

If you are using XP then do the following:

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  6. In the Hardware tab click the Device Manager button and you will see a list of devices.
  7. Click the + button next to the word the Universal Serial Bus controllers.
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go to your Control Panel, System, Device Manager.

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via rev5 usb host controller
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Hi i have an acer laptop 5000 series the usb ports will not work saying power surge overloaded,would buying a usb card solve the problem.Any help would be much appreciated.


Hi,
are you using windows xp sp2, this issue normally occurs with it
a fast fix is:
go to start menu> run > type in devmgmt.msc > ok

1) Device Manager will open

2) Locate "Universal Serial Bus controllers" in the list and expand

3) Select the first USB Universal Host Controller.

4) Right click and select "Properties"

5) Go to the "Advanced" tab

6) Check "Don't tell me about USB errors"

7) Click "OK"

Note. If you have multiple host controllers then they should all be affected by the above action.

8) Close Device Manager

further Queries are welcome

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Computer not recognizing any usb devices


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However, Belarc tells me that on my Acer 5630 i have listed under "Bus adapters" the following:
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Hello,

 

 

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.

Note When you disable the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller, you lose USB 2.0 functionality. That is, you revert to USB 1.1 functionality.

To disable the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller, follow these steps: 1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Manage. 2. Under Computer Management (Local), click Device Manager. 3. In the Device Manager pane, expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. 4. Right-click the USB 2.0-enhanced host controller, and then click Disable.

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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