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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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  • Brad Brown Mar 12, 2017

    Hi John Barker, I want to help you with your question, but I need more information from you. Can you please add details in the comment box? make and model of computer and os version



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I think all these people are wrong. Using a belkin pci card will be the problem. All USB ports are 2.0 driven even on very old machines. Modern PCs use the oldest usb all the way upto the newest and are all compatable. They have to be for compatability issues. Only a few PCs I've seen use 1.0 usb. They're still compatable just the transfer rate is slower. Belkin in use strange drivers that Windows just doesn't run well with. The amount of issues to do with sound stutter to blue screens of ***** and even performance issues were all due to belkin wireless adaptors and there drivers. I think all you need to do is pull the belkin pci card and buy a 4 port usb hub that fills a slot in the rear and plugs into one of the internal sub headers on the motherboard usually along the bottom either yellow or green. Old boards may be black. I think personally if you ditch the pci card and buy a 4 port usb hub off eBay for about 1£ you will be fine. No drivers to install and they are plug and play

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Usually there is only 1 usb that can handle usb version one behind computer and you might need to consider updating the os to win xp service pack 4

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  • JAKOB LIN Apr 26, 2017

    usually there is only 1 usb that can handle usb version one behind computer and you might need to consider updating the os to win xp service pack 4



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Suggest you look at the motherboard book to check if or how many USB connections are in fact USB 2 compatible. Most modern Motherboards only have 2 USB 2.0 Compatible connections, most are 3.0 or 4.0 compatible. Hope this helps, Malcolm Campbell.

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SOURCE: keep getting i/o error message

if you using throught usb port then chnage the port and re-connected hard drive

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SOURCE: Belking wireless adapter install

Download the proper drivers from the website,the issue will get fixed(download the manuals also)

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SOURCE: I just installed usb 2 pci card in an old win98 pc

That is a common thing with the early win 98 os and newer hardware.

You really should consider an upgrade to at least 98SE or even WINDOWS ME.

The machine will struggle with USB 2.0 and you are open to a whole lot of little glitches

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SOURCE: Belkin F4U017 7 port USB

I just had the same problem and was able to figure our a permanent fix.Judging by the date of you post, I'm guessing you've already remedied this problem one way or another. But just in case you haven't or someone else is having the same problem, I'll go ahead and post what to do. First, make sure you leave the USB hub plugged in right now so that Device Manager lists what it thinks is the Bluetooth device. Go into Control Manager > Hardware & Sound > Device Manager. Right click on Bluetooth device that is showing up in error. From the dropdown box, select Properties. Click the Driver Tab. Click Uninstall. Check "Delete the driver software for this device." Click OK. Unplug your USB hub for a few seconds, then plug it back in. Windows should now recognize it as a "Generic USB hub." You should be good to go. Just remember not to install that update again or try to update the driver for the Generic USB hub. If you do, you'll end up with the same problem. I hope this helps someone out there.

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