Lost all USB Connections

  adfather 17:42 09 May 2009
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For no apparent reason whenever I plug anything into my USB ports I get a message that the device is not recognised and suggests the device is not working...this has happened overnight, last eveing all was well...the only thing I can get to function on any of my USB ports is a small fan...apparently the printers , camera, usb hubs etc are all defunct...any one any suggestions as to where I can start looking for faults?

Thanks,

  Clapton is God 18:21 09 May 2009

It's surprising just how much a simple re-boot can solve.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 18:32 09 May 2009

Refresh USB Ports
Use Drive clean up to remove USB device drive info from the registry
click here
or
In device manager Uninstall EVERYTHING under the heading USB,
reboot the PC let XP find and install new hardware.
Your equipment should now be recognised.

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