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    USB upgrade..dell inspiron

    I am in need of some direction. I bought an IPOd a few days ago which requires a USB 2.0 connection. The never reliable Dell Inspiron 2650 laptob only has usb 1.1 connection, which is fine. However, I bought a USB 2.0 card today to update my system, but my computer didnt really recognize a new high speed usb connection because I got the same message about a high speed being plugged into a low speed usb port. Does anyone have any suggestions how I can get my USB ports upgraded so I can start using my ipod? Thank you.

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    Welcome to Windrivers Scottgro

    First off, what usb card did you buy? Make and model please. Secondly what windows are you using?
    Never, ever approach a computer saying or even thinking "I will just do this quickly."

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    usb card

    NooNoo,

    I bought a Dynex USB 2.0 Notebook Card, but I have a feeling it may not be a high power usb card. Also, I am using Windows XP on my Dell Inspiron 2650 laptop.

    Thank you.

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    Have you upgraded to sp1? Are all your windows updates done? USB 2 is not available on xp machines without sp1.

    This is based on the via chipset and should be fine... here at dell there is a couple of chipset driver updates... one for the motherboard the other for the pcmcia slot. Install the intel chipset driver first, then the 02 pcmcia controller.
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    NooNoo,

    I have not upgraded to sp1. Frankly, I have to admit that I do not know what sp1 is. I just did the two updates from the dell website that you suggested. All my windows updates are up to date. So please explain what sp1 is, and if I need to purchase a better USB 2.0 CARD.

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    Scott

    Quote Originally Posted by NooNoo
    Have you upgraded to sp1? Are all your windows updates done? USB 2 is not available on xp machines without sp1.

    This is based on the via chipset and should be fine... here at dell there is a couple of chipset driver updates... one for the motherboard the other for the pcmcia slot. Install the intel chipset driver first, then the 02 pcmcia controller.

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    SP1 - service pack 1 for windows xp.

    SP1 contains the code required to run usb2.0 - without it you will not have usb2.0, it will work only at usb 1.1.

    Please download and install sp1 from windows updates.
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    Smile Inspiron 2650 USB 2.0 fix

    Quote Originally Posted by scottgro
    I am in need of some direction. I bought an IPOd a few days ago which requires a USB 2.0 connection. The never reliable Dell Inspiron 2650 laptob only has usb 1.1 connection, which is fine. However, I bought a USB 2.0 card today to update my system, but my computer didnt really recognize a new high speed usb connection because I got the same message about a high speed being plugged into a low speed usb port. Does anyone have any suggestions how I can get my USB ports upgraded so I can start using my ipod? Thank you.
    Go to http://home.insightbb.com/~scottlandon/ download the file available there, install it and reboot your problems are over. It worked for me.!

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    sp1

    NooNOo,

    I have installed sp1 a while ago. I reviewed my installation history. What should I do now? Should I buy another USB card?

    Thanks,

    Scott

    Quote Originally Posted by NooNoo
    SP1 - service pack 1 for windows xp.

    SP1 contains the code required to run usb2.0 - without it you will not have usb2.0, it will work only at usb 1.1.

    Please download and install sp1 from windows updates.

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    I ran sp1 update. What else should I do now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NooNoo
    SP1 - service pack 1 for windows xp.

    SP1 contains the code required to run usb2.0 - without it you will not have usb2.0, it will work only at usb 1.1.

    Please download and install sp1 from windows updates.

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    Did you download the patch posted by stevek1959 above?

    How does the card appear in device manager? Should be "___ PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller" or something similar. Any yellow ! or ?

    Any idea who made the card for dynex? Is there an FCC ID on the card?
    Probability factor of one to one...we have normality, I repeat we have normality. Anything you still can't cope with is therefore your own problem.

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