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USB Drive controller

When I plug in the pen drive or external hard disc, it says a high speed device is plugged into a low speed port. While the pendrive opens, though ata lower speed, the hard disc does not open. How to go about??

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Re: USB Drive controller

You need to install sisoft sandra search google for a free download and find out if you have any USB2 ports on your pc as the hard drive will only transfer at the higher speed as apposed to the usb pen which can transfer at either speeds. It may also be that your usb port cannot supply enough voltage to run the hard drive, so a mains powered usb hub may be the answer.

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Help! XP stopped recognizing my external hard drive. It has worked fine for two years and then suddenly: My Laptop no longer "dings" when I plug in the external hard drive. There are no unknown...

No question is silly dear, problems are there and we are in this site to help.

Yes, you mentioned that the said device works fine with your desktop, then it is probably not the problem with your device. You have also said that your tried formatting the os. Good.

Hope your pc, laptop and the memory device are disinfected with a good, licensed and updated antivirus.

Check, if Universal Serial Bus Controllers (corresponding to the nos. of total usb port present in the machine) are present and enabled both in the device manager and the bios as well and set to Hi-Speed if it is Full-Speed.

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Do not plug the usb port before finishing full installation of the device .
The best way to get your device running is to delete the software ( if installed , check in Control Panel \ Programs ) , disconnect usb port ,reboot , install software / driver and reconnect usb port .
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Abhi, u don't have mention that wether can intalled directly on your system port or not? OK. First check your USB driver. If it OK then check to connect your pen drive directly on system port. If it is working well then there must be problem in your hub port or your hub might be of low speed. I think u can understand this. U only can change your hub in this case.

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How many USB ports do you have in the computer? Which ones have you tried other pen drives in? List the USB ratings for each device and port in the computer to further help.

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