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.