I have been facing some problems with the USB ports for a while.
- The problems happen mostly with the front USB ports, not as much the back ones.
- Connecting a USB 2.0 storage device sometimes gives the warning that it is operating in USB 1.0, and to achieve optimum performance I should connect it to a USB 2.0 port.
- Lately out of the two front USB ports, one has stopped detecting certain kind of devices like pen drives. However, it still seems to function with the Bluetooth dongle.
Reinstalling the driver from Gigaabyte's site didn't help. However I don't have much experience about connecting the motherboard. I'm wondering could it be some kind of hardware malfunction - like loose connection etc?
Also most of these problems happen with either a pendrive or an external hard disk. If it is a software fault, could it be related to only the storage devices?
OS is Windows XP Pro SP3.
Motherboard is Gigabyte GA-M61SME-S2.