I have decided to upgrade an old pc with this m/board to usb 2, i have a vt8366-8233 m/board (other info if you need it that i took from manual are this is Bn790e, chipset via kt-266a it has 523,760 ram. After installing the card and driver(when directing to driver cd,a message says that the pc has already got driver for the card)but when inserting memory stick noithing appears in 'my computer'but the safely remove device icon appears and in device manager it says i have a usb2 device working propley, sometimes also the pc freezes. the os is windows 2000 pro
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You would be better off applying the money to a new computer. You are opening "Pandora's Box" . You will end up with a old case with ALL new components. That may or may not work, A.K.A., "pain and heartache".
Upgrading BIOS is dangerous and can
cause fatal damage to your PC. If you are aware of that and decide to
take this risk, then continute.
1. Visit http://support.asus.com/download/download.aspx?SLanguage=en-us, search 1001HA and choose DOS as operating system. Download latest bios rom file.
2. Save and extract the downloaded file. You will get a rom file named like "1301.rom"
3. Format a usb pen drive to FAT-16 partition. In my case I used a
32 MB SD card which came with my old Kodak camera, and I used a SD card
reader that PC can see it as a usb disk. Copy 1301.rom to its root
folder and rename it to 1005HA.ROM. The reason for renaming it to
1005HA.ROM is that EZ Flash on this 1001HA netbook looks up rom with
this name. If EZ flash failed saying trying to find a rom file with
another name, just shutdown the netbook and rename your rom file to the
required name and try again.
4. Plug in the usb pen drive and reboot the netbook. Make sure that
during the ASUS splash screen, press ALT+F2. Then EZ Flash will run
automatically and try to locate the usb drive and read from file
1005HA.ROM (in my case).
5. It takes around one minute for me to upgrade everything. DO NOT TURN OFF OR EVEN TOUCH YOUR NETBOOK DURING UPGRADE. Read the messages on the screen and when it says you can press the shutdown button, you can turn off your system.
6. Turn on your netbook again and enter BIOS to check if the BIOS version is up to date. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=61awfpVe49k&feature=player_detailpage
You may be able to upgrade the BIOS firmware so it can support USB 2.
You can download the motherboardBIOS upgrade and device drivers from Intel WEB site. Select your
model motherboard/device, andmake sure you select the Windows XP or Vista version of the drivers
thatmatches your Windows operating system.
Please click on this link andselect your model motherboard : -
No laughing ... I am not familiar with this board. If it is the board in the pic, I see it has PCI slots. If you have PCI slots,I know there is such a thing as a USB-2 PCI board because I have several I use to upgrade boards as old or older than yours. The trick is to find the proper PCI board. Be aware there are PCI 1 and 2. I dont know what operating system you are using, you dont say. A question you will have to find the answer to is will the OS run USB-2?
My advice is you go to a small computer repair place in your city and see if they can help you find a board to solve this dilemma. Expect to pay up to $45.00 US for this board.
You wanna laff ... I have several Windows 98 Second Edition computers running on my network ... wanna notherlaff, I still use my Amiga with a Motorola 68000 processor that runs at 6 mHz. It was advertised as one that has "Blistering Speed". The Amiga has a "bridge board" that runs a 286 chip with Windows 3.11. Now you can laff.
Thanks for your interest in FixYa.com and good luck with your search.
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
Your PC isn't really old at 8 months. Most systems can be upgraded with more memory, a faster processor, larger hard drive, new hardware, and the list goes on. Are you running Windows XP? Windows Vista, is the latest OS from Microsoft, but I understand that XP is still supported. I guess the short answer would be to ask yourself: does it do what you need it to do? For example, I upgraded from my previous PC when I decided to do more stuff with DVD editing, and my old PC was a bit too slow to handle the higher speeds needed for editing video files to DVD's. You might as mentioned ealier in my post inquire about upgrading your PC instead. Figure out the costs, and then compare the costs with those of just buying a new PC. Then after comparing both options make your decision based on what you feel best meets your needs. PS: I still run Windows ME on an Intel Celeron 750 mhz laptop; for what I use it for it still works okay...BNG