friend is having this problem, looking for some tips. He is running Win ME on a laptop and to date hasnt had any joy in using his usb ports. when a device is plugged in, it should automatically be detected, this doesnt happen. There is no sign that the OS has found a new device. Is this a driver problem? (hes using a digital camera) An OS problem? (Configuration) Motherboard? Manufacturer? Ill be having a look at it this evening so a few pointers from someone who had the same problem would be great. Thanx.