Sometimes ports on the front of a computer aren't wired to the USB 2.0 controller. Also, it seems sometimes USB ports "go bad". Some of mine will say that no matter what, even though I know each and every one of them should be USB 2.0 since I built this system from scratch, and did all the wiring.
So be sure to keep printers and other things that don't really need a lot of bandwidth on those ports, and you may want to consider a USB hub if you seem to have a number of ports dying on you.
I am running an Intel 865BGF board with USB 2.0, and high speed is Properly enabled in the Bios. Yet, every time I connect my Flash drive --a 1-Gig Sony MicroVault, I get the message that "it would run faster if it was plugged in to a High Speed USB port".
According to the device manager the proper controller is there and active, and as best as I can determine Intel says that the board has high speed USB ports, but still the message. Am I missing something?
Running Win Xp Pro, P4 with 1Gig RAM and ample drive capacity.
P.S. the Flash Drive works, Windows just displays the speed message.
Thanks in advance