locked
Vista "This Device can perform faster" RRS feed

  • Question

  • I am running Vista premium on my laptop and frequently use a wireless usb mouse and flash drives. My laptop has developed a habit of popping a balloon up saying "This device can perform faster" however, this happens quite frequently (every 10 minutes or so) even when there isn't anything plugged into any of the ports.

    Today I ensured that all of the usb drivers were up-to-date and restarted thinking that the problem would be resolved but the balloons continue to appear. I have not plugged in any usb devices since the restart and driver update.

    Also, my laptop makes the sound as if something is connecting and disconnecting then the balloon message appears.

    If someone could help me out that would be great - the noises and balloons are starting to get very annoying!

    Thanks,
    Cat
    Tuesday, September 30, 2008 10:28 AM

Answers

  • Hi,

     

    Mostly, this issue is caused by corrupted USB driver.

     

    I have a suggestion and a workaround.

     

    Suggestion: Uninstall USB driver

    =============================

    1. Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.

    2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.

    3. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.

    4. Restart the computer, and then reinstall the USB controllers.

    5. Plug in the removable USB storage device, and then test to make sure that the issue is resolved.

     

    Workaround: Disable the notification.

    =============================

    1. Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.

    2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.

    3. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then choose Properties.

    4. Click Advanced tab, uncheck “Tell me if my device can perform faster”.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Thursday, October 2, 2008 8:31 AM
    Moderator

All replies

  • I am having the same problem under vista. only started since the computer did a update.

    Wednesday, October 1, 2008 9:39 AM
  • Hi,

     

    Mostly, this issue is caused by corrupted USB driver.

     

    I have a suggestion and a workaround.

     

    Suggestion: Uninstall USB driver

    =============================

    1. Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.

    2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.

    3. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then click Uninstall to remove them one at a time.

    4. Restart the computer, and then reinstall the USB controllers.

    5. Plug in the removable USB storage device, and then test to make sure that the issue is resolved.

     

    Workaround: Disable the notification.

    =============================

    1. Click Start, type devmgmt.msc and press Enter.

    2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers.

    3. Right-click every device under the Universal Serial Bus controllers node, and then choose Properties.

    4. Click Advanced tab, uncheck “Tell me if my device can perform faster”.

     

    Hope it helps.

     

    Thursday, October 2, 2008 8:31 AM
    Moderator