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16-06-2008, 09:33 PM
Have just installed XP Home on an old PC
GA-5AMMC Motherboard.
Goes good except for the USB ports
Latest drivers I could find are 2001.
USB is enabled in Bios.
Device manager shows "Open Host Controller" & "USB Root Hub" under USB Controllers.
They were working in win98 when I started.
OS is activated & now fully updated.
Any ideas?

Speedy Gonzales
16-06-2008, 09:44 PM
Is SP1, 2 or 3 installed?? Are the mobo drivers installed?

You need both

So its only USB 1.1?? Doesnt sound like it has USB 2 on it

After you install the above reboot, delete whats under USB controllers in device manager then reboot again

16-06-2008, 09:50 PM
Thanks speedy.
As I said, have installed 2001 chipset drivers.
Installed SP1 now updated to SP3.
Have already done the other.
Thats why I'm headscratching.

Speedy Gonzales
16-06-2008, 10:00 PM
WHAT are you plugging in that isnt working?

16-06-2008, 10:02 PM
2 different usb memory sticks & a digital camera.

Speedy Gonzales
16-06-2008, 10:13 PM
And you did install the drivers for the cam as well?

Has it got a card reader, or are you plugging the sticks into the cam?

16-06-2008, 10:52 PM
No not cards, usb "thumb drive"
No software installed for the devices, but its not event detecting them.
It's still got the old Bios, I can't find a later one, I think thats the problem.

Speedy Gonzales
16-06-2008, 11:15 PM
Hmm could be that its only USB 1.1 onboard I think.

Maybe the ports arent fast enough for the USB flash drives?

But then you said they worked on 98 (was it 98 SE)? I dont think 98 supports USB 2, if these flash drives are USB 2.

I think I found the Gigabyte site for the mobo, there was only 1 BIOS there

Look in event viewer. See if its saying anything here

16-06-2008, 11:36 PM
Yes it will be only USB 1.1 but it should still detect a flash drive.
I use them on other systems with USB 1.1.
When I uninstall the host controller & reboot with the flash drive connected, the system briefly detects it & shows an icon in the task bar as it is reinstalling the host controller.
Then it disapears without going any further.

17-06-2008, 07:29 AM
long shot
with the usb device plugged in have you check disk manager right click my computer choose manage etc

17-06-2008, 08:39 AM
What pop's up in device manager?,this will tell you if there is a problem or get SIW, http://www.gtopala.com/

17-06-2008, 09:45 AM
Not sure what you mean there Lawrence.
Here's the fault from event viewer, relating to the reboot detection:

{Delayed Write Failed} Windows was unable to save all the data for the file . The data has been lost. This error may be caused by a failure of your computer hardware or network connection. Please try to save this file elsewhere

Speedy Gonzales
17-06-2008, 12:08 PM
When you removed the USB flash drive, did you use the eject hardware icon??

And stop it, not just pull it out??

Put the USB flash drives in AFTER Windows has loaded

Dont leave it in while XP is booting.

17-06-2008, 12:16 PM
Ah there is no icon.

Speedy Gonzales
17-06-2008, 12:27 PM
When you plug one of them in what appears under disk drives in device manager?

What name appears?

If there's nothing on both you could try going to control panel / admin tools / computer management / disk management.

If they appear here format them

17-06-2008, 01:24 PM
I'll get back to it later, got to go out for lunch.

Graham L
17-06-2008, 02:36 PM
USB isn't obsolete yet, so not all manufacturers have managed to understand the standard. :(

I've got a number of USB memory sticks, (some old, v1.1, some v2). They allwork on Win98SE, they work on W2k, they work on Linux. I recently bought a "new" laptop, with one USB1.1 port. My USB sticks work on it, though XP irritates me with a message telling me that a v2 stick would work faster in a USB2 socket. I haven't got a USB2 socket, so I don't wish to know that every time I plug a stick in. :badpc:

I bought a new stick last week on special. I took it home; plugged it in. No go. Not detected. Back to shop. They plugged it into one of theirs, and it worked. I showed them it not working on my machine, and my others working on my machine. Got my money back. I checked the manufacturer's web site. They say their stick works with XP SP2. I've got XP SP2 on that machine.

Surely a machine which ran W98 would be a bit slow with XP? :D

17-06-2008, 03:42 PM
Yes a win98 pc is a bit slow on xp but it will be fast enough for an old guy to surf the net on. Plus I've added some more ram. I am just trying to get the USB ports to work so a printer can be used.
This problem has nothing to do with the devices that I am using to test it with. Everything I have plugged in to it so far can be detected no problem on other machines running xp & vista.
There is absolutely no responce when I plug any usb device in.
I would like to update the bios, but the only one I can find is dated 98.