I checked the bios settings and saw that:
USB function is enabled
High Speed USB is enabled
Legacy USB support is enabled
UsB 2 Legacy support is enabled
The USB 2 area has 2 choices--Hi-speed of 480Mbps or Full Speed of 12Mbps.
The 480 is enabled.
I then defragged with the above mentioned application.
With great hesitation while holding my breath and praying to all Gods I ran the latest Intel Chipset Driver Update utility for my mobo.
What used to take 84 seconds now takes 22 seconds! Yay!
I thank you all as my gratitude speaks.