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USB 2.0 ports/external HD

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#1 Activa


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Posted 21 December 2008 - 09:58 AM

I have a 2 year old Acer desktop running Windows XP sp3.

I had to reset XP back to factory settings after virus removal as there were too numerous problems.

After reinstallation windows updater downloaded all the updates including sp3. I also updated the video drivers, chipset drivers etc.

Every thing is working fine except I am getting error messages when I plug my external HD in ( 18 month Iomega 320gb) - something along the lines of this hi speed USB 2.0 device can work faster to see list of usb 2.0 ports click here. I also get this message when I use my flash drive.

I've checked in device manager and there is nothing to indicate that there's a fault. I've plugged the external HD into different USB ports - same message.

I also used to be able to boot up with the external drive already plugged in and switched on without any problems, now if I leave the external HD on accidentally windows will hang on boot up - I think it's because of the autoplay , and that's another thing, I don't want autoplay running when this external drive is switched on but I can't remember how to do it.


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#2 thcbytes


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Posted 21 December 2008 - 05:21 PM

To turn off autoplay....
* Open My Computer.
* Right click on the drive letter assigned to your external drive.
* Choose properties.
* Click on the Autoplay tab.
* Click the "Select an action to perform" option.
* Choose "Take no action."
* Click OK .
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