I recently installed an audigy soundcard that is a couple of years old into the one and only PCI slot. Recently I have noticed that the two USB ports on the front of the system are not working. Whatever device I plug in claims that the 'one of the USB devices attached to the pc has malfunctioned and Windows does not recognise it!'
I have tried disabling the audigy card but this does not help. I am not sure that the sound card if definitely to blame it just seems a stange coincidence.
Any help would be really appreciated.
I can post the device manager USB section if that would help?
Many thanks for your response. It had occured to me that there might be an IRQ conflict, but other than knowing that these can occur I'm embarassed to admit that I dont know how to check this. Windows states that all devices are working ok.
On the point of reinstalling all the USB hubs. What is the best way to do this. My PC is also partioned. I have XP SP2 installed on both sides and the USB ports disply the same error message. Would this suggest that that either of the above is more likely or is there some other likely cause?
This would seem to explain the problem, I think running a jumper wire is a little beyond me especially in a mini shuttle system so i think I might take the easy option and get a USB hub and just use the remaining sockets.
On another note pc is now freezing every time I use it again in both partitions! any connection with the above????