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No USB devices recognized by Windows

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January 30, 2007 2:23:36 AM

I got a new motherboard, CPU, and memory. Using the existing hard drive/CD drive. Everything seems to be working except the USB ports. Printer, PS/2 keyboard/mouse, sound, video all work.

I tried multiple USB devices -- mouse, printer, sd card reader -- and none work. I tried all 4 ports. I'm not using a USB hub.

Tried updating the USB drivers manually from the motherboard's website; that didn't work. Tried uninstallling and reinstalling the devices in "device manager"; that didn't work.

I don't want to reinstall everything but wondering if that's my only option.

Thanks,

Dawn
January 30, 2007 3:08:37 AM

Do a Repair install. Your "stuff" will be okay.

Pop in the XP cd and restart. Boot from the cd - at the first Repair screen, hit Enter - at the second Repair screen, hit R.

On subsequent install restarts, do not boot to the cd.
January 31, 2007 11:52:17 AM

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Do a Repair install. Your "stuff" will be okay.

Pop in the XP cd and restart. Boot from the cd - at the first Repair screen, hit Enter - at the second Repair screen, hit R.

On subsequent install restarts, do not boot to the cd.


AND check the bios,making SURE that your USB is ON???:) 
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February 1, 2007 12:08:46 AM

I haven't done the repair yet, but I have checked the BIOS and don't see any setting to turn the USB ports off. I did select "default settings" as the motherboard manufacturer recommended.

Dawn
February 1, 2007 4:27:23 AM

One thing you can check in the BIOS would be in the Advanced section, Peripheral Configuration - or something to that effect.
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