Lost in the swamp once again... I have this newly built PC, some six months old, with USB 3. I never had the use for USB 3 until now, when I got myself a Buffalo exterior disk, for safety copies. And bingo, I found myself somewhat in the area of USB / USB 2 for Win 98 and XP: they didn't really work that well, in all cases, did they? A heck of a lot of driver issues. Well now, the disk works fine with USB 2. No problem. The problem is shown in the screenshot: Trying FixIt, it told me the driver(s) aren't installed, and it can't continue. Trying to install the USB 3 drivers from the original Asus mobo disc leads to "no response", the installation doesn't start at all. And checking with Windows Device Manager, it tells me "all is well" - right click on the question marks and "update drivers" leads to "Windows has determined that the driver software for your device is up to date". Seems like one part of Windows is contradicting the other. Go figure? Jolly good. Sounds like Adolf Hitler stating, "We have a war against everyone, but we are at peace with everyone. I'll kick your left, if you promise I'll kick your right. That way we have balance." Boof. No offense.