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May 9, 2001 3:13:56 AM

Hi all, i'm having trouble with my usb ports. I plug a device in (like an optical mouse) and the system doesn't react at all. No power flows through the mouse what so ever. There are no conflicts according to windows, and i have never used my USB ports before so i couldn't have broken them. The settings in my BIOS are fine and i have installed the 4in1drivers for my mother board. Someone told me i should reallocate irq's but i'm not so sure i should fiddle with them. If someone could give me some advice i'd greatly appreciate it.
ps. my motherboard is an ePox mvp3....(something like that)

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May 9, 2001 9:45:28 AM

What OS?

At first glance, it sounds like you've got a bad MB.
May 9, 2001 10:06:14 AM

If you're using Windows NT you will probably have problems, my pc at work has NT with SP6 and USB doesn't work.

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May 9, 2001 10:34:24 AM

I don't think NT ever had USB support, no matter what level of service pack.
May 9, 2001 2:30:55 PM

Win98 is my OS. In devices, the usb ports are recognised and the system states the usual "this device is working properly" message.

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May 9, 2001 2:33:51 PM

Have you tried deleting your USB ports from device manager, and then rebooting to see if the machine re-discovers them?

Just something I'd do.
May 10, 2001 2:59:43 AM

I haven't tried that. But i now remember that i disabled them about a year ago for about 6months to free up an irq. All i did to activate them was to reenable them. I'll definitely try removing them and see if it works.
May 14, 2001 1:29:46 AM

I have it working now, i removed them and let win98 redetect them and everything is fine. Thanks for all your help.