USB Ports Not Recognised/Printer Not working

  DexterDog 20:57 01 Aug 2009

Please help me this has taken me 24 hours and I am none the wiser.Suddenly my printer kept saying offline.Check wires it then said I did and USB kept saying in all ports-not recognised.Then I found same thing for USB camera...every USB port not recognising anything and printer unusuable.
Then I found my DEVICE MANAGER is totally empty !!!!!!!
Is my PC kapput? Can i reset the USB`s to work?
Dell Dimension
XP Home SP3
Please help :(

  Technotiger 21:01 01 Aug 2009

Try a System Restore back to when they were all ok.

  lotvic 21:46 01 Aug 2009

work your way through these solutions click here on

  DexterDog 23:14 01 Aug 2009

Techotiger thanks but it will not allow me to system restore anywhere before 30th July wich is useless

Lotvic tried all of that and nothing but thanks

I am either going to have to pay a fortune for someone to come look o ditch this pc :((((((

  rdave13 23:21 01 Aug 2009

Remove all hardware from your usb ports. Especially if you have non powered hubs. Reboot and try connecting one hardware at a time. Don't use non powered usb hubs.
If that fails try a repair; click here

  Technotiger 08:03 02 Aug 2009

Or, perhaps you could check through these, at least those that say - 'fixed/thanks' as some do ....

click here

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