No USB devices recognized by Windows

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
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  1. 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.
  2. Quote:
    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???:)
  3. 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
  4. 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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