I have an IBM Netvista model 6790NNU and i have been trying to use a communication gadget that requires USB ports version 2.0 and above. How can i upgrade the ports? I have tried Win Xp Service Pack 1 to no avail. I lost the motherboard CD. Please help.
I had a similar problem with my PC which had older version 1 USB. I purchased a USB 2 PCI card with USB Hub, installed and problem solved. It really not a very expensive proposition. The card comes with the necessary software and drivers. It works great.
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Some DVDRW's need to have there independent port. Go to your bios and change your start up to your hard drive instead of CD if this is the case. Check and see what USB driver your running. Should be running 2.0 or higher, this means that it is high speed. The problem I see is that your computer is picking up the DVDRW first and the drivers are not installed. Go to the manufacture web site and download the most recent drivers. If you can't find the site just let me know. Let me know what brand, and model you have and I'll send you the link. JimmyC
I searched and found a 1/2 height PCI card with 2 USB ports, plus a internal connector for two more ports. My little NetVista will not hold a full-height PCI card. Get out your tin snips. Works like a charm ! FYI: I disabled the BIOS USB support for the old ports, and plugged the old MB cable into the new PCI card. I now have two 2.0 ports on the front, and two 2.0 ports on the back. However, I lost the ability to boot from USB
Installing the USB 2.0 card in a slot that does NOT share an IRQ or shares an IRQ with onboard USB produces the best result. Consult your motherboard manual or online guide to determine which PCI slot is best for you.
You should also try disabling the on board USB support from BIOS setup.