I’ve recently discovered that the 2 usb ports at the back of my machine are USB2. My delight at this discovery was shortlived when on plugging my BTC DVD writer into the port, I received the standard message informing me that the device would not run at optimum speed (I’m using XP home). Having looked in the device manager I found a generic USB Mass storage Device driver, but nothing for USB2. I would have expected to see a USB2 Mass storage device. Am I correct? I’ve ferreted around on the web and the general consensus of opinion points to problem with Service Pack 2, which I’d downloaded only a few days previously. It seems this problem is not universal as not all USB2 users are having this problem (I’ve also read it can affect firewire in the same way). By the way, I’ve tried uninstalling all USB drivers and let plug and play do its work, but I ended up with the same set of drivers, none of them USB2. Can you guys help here?
PS. I captured the video from my camcorder using standard USB and found the results jerky. Is this due to frame loss as result of using an ‘inferior’ data transfer cable? I’m sorry to be so demanding guys, but at the minute I’m hugely disappointed after paying so much for my Sony camcorder only to find that XP seems to be a stumbling block against the production of quality video. I swear I’m going for an iMac next time.