Somebody help me please..... have read all the topics but can't work it out.
Anyway I'm running windows Xp Sp2, have had a new mobo fitted, SATA K7VT4A Pro, and it has 6 USB's and 1 Ethernet, all connected directly to mobo. Prior to the new mobo I was using a USB Modem for broadband, it was fine, once new mobo fitted it didn't work (crashed the comp). I was advised to try a router connected via Ethernet which i did and it worked ok. After a good few months it has now started freezing or crashing when i switch on the router. It also crashes if a plug in certain USB devices. (512mb memory stick) I have now bought and installed a PCI ethernet adaptor which seems to work. Well it doesn't freeze anyway, not connected to internet yet tho. Obviously I would like to fix the other Ethernet and USB problems and I can't understand it as they are installed correctly and alot of devices work fine on the USB (Printer, camera, etc)
I've checked it and I have a Question mark and Exclam Mark against "PCI Simple communication controller" and in the details for it, it says driver not installed (code 28). I don't think this is the problem tho as this is plugged into a PCI slot?
I have also just unistalled all the USB's and the Ethernet and rebooted. before I did this I checked them using a 128mb Memory stick which draws 100 mA power and it froze on a few of the USB's (not all of them), after uninstalling them and rebooting it now freezes on different USB slots using the same memory stick.???
Another strange one was after I uninstalled all the USB's and before I rebooted I tried the 128mb and it didn't do anything, no supprises, but when i tried the 512 Memory stick it crashed it again???? how can this be when i'd uninstalled the USB's?????