Problems with new system

I’ve just bought a new hdd.

P4
512RAM
2.6GHZ
40gighdd
dvdrom

I have an external dvd burner that I have been using with my laptop without fail. I’ve now hooked it up to my hdd and when I connect it to a usb port it comes up and says that the ports are not usb 2.0! But they are, I know this for a fact. The damned box even says they are usb2.0/1.1 ports. Why is it not recognizing the ports correctly? I’ve checked out my controllers and they are all DMA enabled, so that is not the problem. And of course now the computer shop I bought it from is closed. Any help appreciated.

Nevermind, just sorted it out at Whirpool. Feel free to delete this thread if the mods want to.