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05-25-2012 03:38 AM
I've installed Windows 2000 Professional on an old pc an hp sx2000 MT (Pentium 4 2.8)
I found drivers on hp support site if there isn't explicitely Windows 2000 on drivers too.
Now looking in the hardware managment I found a device without drivers: USB Controller
I've seen that usb works the same but I'm wondering if it's possible to find this drivers for Windows 2000.
When on the machine was installed Windows XP On usb controller group there was various:
Intel(R) 82801EB USB Universal Host Controller
I thought that this kindf of drivers could be included on the chipset driver install (the one from hp site ant the other from Intel site) but it seems no...
Any suggestion ?
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05-25-2012 03:58 AM
That is because Windows 2000 is a pretty ancient operating system. Drivers for usb didn't become natively included in Windows operating systems until Windows Vista.
The only drivers that are readily available are for Windows XP and Vista. You can search Intel's driver offerings but I suspect you won't find them there. The chipset was made for Windows XP.
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05-25-2012 05:13 AM - edited 05-25-2012 05:18 AM
In order for the USB controller to work, you must have W2K SP4 installed. Anything less than that won't work.
The problem is that your USB ports are v2.0 and W2K did not have support for USB 2.0 until SP4 was released.
Once you install SP4, your USB ports should work after you click on the missing controller in the device manager, click on the driver tab. Click on Update driver and select the automatic search.
It has been ages since I played with W2K, but I am pretty sure that is what you need to do.
If you have already installed SP4, then you just need to do the last step.
Please see this MS support article at the link below and you should be able to get your USB ports to work.
05-25-2012 05:41 AM
I've already installed Windows 2000 Pro with Sp4, my USB ports are working.
When I saw the USB controller in the device manager marked by yellow warning I woried about it.
I didn't remember about the lack of USB2 support; so it coud be this thing.
05-25-2012 05:48 AM - edited 05-25-2012 05:49 AM
Your USB ports are working at the USB 1.1 speed.
Just perform the step in the article at the link I posted and your unknown USB controller will be installed and your ports will run at the designed USB 2.0 speed after you reboot.