Driver Installation for Windows 2000
Note: This guide is intended as an installation guide for all of
Adaptec's USB 2.0 Drivers. The snapshots and text may refer to the
Adaptec AUA-3121 PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller, this is
just used to simplify the guide. Depending upon your hardware you
could be seeing one of the following:
Adaptec AUA-2000LP PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
Adaptec AUA-3100LP PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
Adaptec AUA-5100 PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
Adaptec AUA-3121 PCI to USB Enhanced Host Controller
Adaptec AUA-1420 CardBus USB Enhanced Host Controller
Driver Installation Guide Format
This guide is laid out in four sections: Reinstalling Drivers for Windows 2000,
New Driver Installation for Windows 2000, Updating Drivers for Windows
2000, and Verifying Driver Installation for Windows 2000.
Reinstalling Drivers for Windows 2000: Use these instructions if you already
have an Adaptec USB 2.0 card installed in your system, but have not yet
installed the Adaptec USB 2.0 driver. These instructions are primarily for those
users who purchased their Adaptec USB 2.0 card prior to the release of the
Adaptec USB 2.0 driver and have been using it as an USB 1.1 card.
New Driver Installation for Windows 2000: Use these instructions if you have
just installed an Adaptec USB 2.0 card into your system. Remember that the first
time you start your system after installing a card, it may take longer due to the
fact that the operating system is locating and installing drivers for the card.
Updating Drivers for Windows 2000: Use these instructions if you are already
using the Adaptec USB 2.0 card and driver and want to upgrade the driver to the
latest version.
Verifying Driver Installation for Windows 2000: Use these instructions to verify
successful driver installation on your system.
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Reinstalling Drivers for Windows 2000
Use these instructions if you already have an Adaptec USB 2.0 card installed; but
you do not have the USB 2.0 driver installed.
1 Right-click on the My Computer desktop icon, select Properties, click the
Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
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2 A yellow question mark will appear by Other Devices. This represents the
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller, which is the EHCI controller.
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3 Double-click on the Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller and click on the
General tab. Click on the Reinstall Driver button.
4 When the Upgrade Device Driver Wizards opens. Click Next.
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5 The Update Device Driver Wizard dialog box will appear and detect a
Universal Serial Bus (USB) Controller. Select Search for a suitable driver
for my device (Recommended). Click Next.
6 On the Locate Driver Files window, uncheck all options except Specify a
location. Click Next.
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7 Click Browse in the following window.
8 Find the ADPTUSB2.INF file and then click the Open button.
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9 Click OK in the following window.
10 Click Next to continue.
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11 When Windows is finished copying drivers, click Finish.
12 Click Close.
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New Driver Installation for Windows 2000
After installing the Adaptec USB 2.0 adapter, install the appropriate driver for
Windows 2000 as described in this section.
Note: You must be logged on as Administrator or have administrator privileges to
install the Adaptec USB 2.0 device adapter on Windows 2000.
During the operating system startup, the adapter will be detected and
Windows will load embedded USB 1.1 and IEEE 1394 drivers.
Note: It may take longer than usual for your system to start because the
operating system is locating the new drivers
1 When the Found New Hardware Wizard appears, click Next.
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2 When the Install Hardware Device Drivers window appears, select search for a
suitable driver for my device (Recommended) and click Next.
3 The Locate Driver Files window will appear, uncheck all options except CD-ROM
drives, (if the CD is not inserted; please insert the CD), and click Next.
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4 Windows will report that it has found a driver for a Universal Serial Bus (USB)
Controller. Click Next to continue.
5 When Windows is finished copying drivers, click Finish.
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Updating Drivers for Windows 2000
Use these instructions if you have an Adaptec USB 2.0 card; using an USB 2.0
driver and want to upgrade to the latest version.
1 Right-click on the My Computer desktop icon, select Properties, click the
Hardware tab, and then click Device Manager.
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2 Click on the “+” (plus) sign next to Universal Serial Bus controllers to
expand the list. Then right-click on Adaptec AUA-3121 PCI to USB
Enhanced Host Controller and click Properties.
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3 Select the Driver Tab and click Update Driver. The driver information shown
shows the driver currently being used by the system.
4 When the Update Device Driver Wizard appears, click Next.
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5 Select display a list of the known drivers for this device, and click Next.
6 Click on the Have Disk button.
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7 Click Browse in the following window.
8 Find the ADPTUSB2.INF file and then click the Open button.
9 Click OK to continue.
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10 Select the model of your Adaptec USB 2.0 device and then click Next.
11 Click Next to continue.
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12 When Windows is finished copying drivers, click Finish.
13 The driver has now been updated; a screen will appear with the updated
driver information. Click close.
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Verifying Driver Installation for Windows 2000
Use these instructions to verify successful driver installation on your system.
1 To verify that the driver is installed; right-click on the My Computer desktop
icon, select Properties, click the Hardware tab, and then click Device
Manager.
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2 Then click on the “+” (plus) sign next to Universal Serial Bus controllers to
expand the list.
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