Hi, I am stuck with my USB ports (6) not working, like many 100's of others, reading the old subjects for discussion. Is there a all-round problem solving way to: 1. find out if its a harware or software problem. 2. how to solve the problem Regards
I have just rebuilt one of my systems and you have noted a very valid point regarding the HDD.
I had to re-validate my windows on the hdd,as the prompts on the screen led me nowhere.So i rang Microsoft and explained i had a blown Mobo but hardrive was fine.But they did say...if it is an upgrade they would not validate the windows as the OEM licence was tied to the mobo,but because it had blown they gave me another key and all is well at this time.
Firstly i would suggest you follow Fruit Bat /\0/\ suggestion of uninstalling all usb heading s in device manager and reboot,xp will load the generic drivers.