usb controller missing in device manager

  ts1857 21:56 10 Dec 2006

can any one please help, my computer has stopped recognising the usb ports and the usb controller is missing in device manager. i have xp with service pack 2 installed. i have tried re-installing but with no success

  skidzy 21:59 10 Dec 2006

Have you tried refreshing all the usb in device manager and reboot.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:16 10 Dec 2006

Uninstall EVERYTHING under the heading USB and then reboot.

  ts1857 22:16 10 Dec 2006

there are no usb showing in device manager?

  skidzy 22:18 10 Dec 2006

try this

Start / run / type

sfc /scannow and enter (note the space /)

Understanding sfc click here

  skidzy 22:20 10 Dec 2006

Did you uninstall the heading

Universal serial bus controllers,you may have to expand the +key to uninstall everything under this heading.

And reboot.

  ts1857 22:34 10 Dec 2006

thanks for the advice but there is no usb controller heading to has just disapeared

  skidzy 22:39 10 Dec 2006

You have rebooted ?

Once rebooted,xp should install the generic drivers.

  De Marcus™ 22:40 10 Dec 2006

Hae you recently changed any bios settings?

If not, it's worth checking anyway.

  ts1857 22:44 10 Dec 2006

i have not changed any bios settings.....and i would not know what to look for to check....(only a novice here.........but from little acorns....)

  ts1857 22:46 10 Dec 2006

have rebooted several times and still no change

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