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I'm trying to connect my Panasonic Video Camera using the USB but am struggling. It seems as though my hardware or software does not support USB 2.0.

How can I determine if my hardware is USB 2.0 compatible.

I have Windows XP Pro SP2 installed.

Thanks in advance.

Pierre
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by:PC_Rob
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Read the FAQ here for detailed instructions on how to tell if your USB ports are 2.0.

http://www.everythingusb.com/usb2/faq.htm

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by:willcomp
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Open Device Manager and check USB host controller list.  USB 2.0 controllers are usually listed as Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller.
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by:PC_Rob
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That's what the FAQ says exactly that I pointed him to.

Thanks
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by:willcomp
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Check times.  Your post hadn't shown up when I started my response.  I don't re-invent the wheel unnecessarily here.
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by:PC_Rob
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Sorry, I thought the time was further apart.  My bad.

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by:knoxzoo
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If it isn't 2.x compliant, you can get a PCI USB 2 card for a song, assuming you have a PCI slot open.  Try outpost.com or newegg.com.  
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by:Pierre Cornelius
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I have read that link before posting the question but was still unsure.

My device Manager lists a "ALi PCI to USB Open Host Controller".

Does this mean it is capable of doing USB 2.0 and I maybe just need a driver update?
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by:nobus
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what model of motherboard do you have? it can be usb 2.0 capable, but not enabled in the bios.
some ASUS boards have this option (full speed or high speed)
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by:Pierre Cornelius
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It's a Compaq/HP Evo N1050v laptop with a  ATI IGP-340M + M1533 motherboard
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Based on age of notebook (about a 2002 vintage model) and Device Manager information, I believe that you do not have USB 2.0.  

That being the case, a PC card adapter would be the only real option for adding USB 2.0 support.

http://www.directron.com/tu2h2pc.html

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Did you get a PC card adapter, and did that take care of problem?
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Not yet but I'm sure it will sort it out.

Thanks for the help
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