external hardware not recognized

  carnoustiejim 21:37 09 Feb 2009
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hi just reinstalled windows last week my pc not recognizing eternal software thro the usbs (4)
the add/remove hardware folder icon on left hand side has dissappeared
when i plug in to usbs my pc freezes
can you help thanks kirriejim

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 21:39 09 Feb 2009

have you installed the XP service packs?
XP without the a minimum of SP1 has problems with USB.

then
Refresh USB Ports
Use Drive clean up to remove USB device drive info from the registry
click here
or
In device manager Uninstall EVERYTHING under the heading USB,
reboot the PC let XP find and install new hardware.
Your equipment should now be recognised.

  carnoustiejim 22:48 09 Feb 2009

hi fruit bat done as you suggested still not recognizing printer etc kirriejim

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